Last November, TreeHugger experienced first-hand the magnificent scale of Antarctica, with its towering peaks of rock and snow and vast seas that can barely be done justice by photographs; the sense of remoteness and isolation is
These photos were taken last November on the Antarctic Peninsula -- during the region's spring, when temperatures hover around a balmy 0C/32F (plus strong windchill).
TreeHugger was there as a guest of 2041, an organization devoted to preserving the Anta
King George's Island, one of the northern-most points of Antarctica, was once a popular whaling and sealing base, but is now is home to small outposts of scientists from twelve countries. The Russian and Chilean
It's hard not to appreciate the utopian intentions of an entire continent formally dedicated to science and international peace. There was a brief, shining moment in human history where crazy things like
Photo by Eva Jacobus
The news out of Antarctica is often less than positive - unprecedented ice loss in the Antarctic Peninsula, collapsing ice shelves, threats to wildlife. But it also provides some reasons for hope, and some inspiring stories. So,
Today's Washington Post features an editorial by Bruce Sterling, cyberpunk author and futurist, celebrating the arrival of the predicted glamorous green future. His credentials are (forgive the pun) sterling: his Viridian Design Movement led to the