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Australians have been sent to the Antarctic to rescue an American expeditioner.
The wreckage of a small plane has been found after it crashed in Antarctica, leaving no survivors.
International talks to create a massive Antarctic marine reserve fail after objections from Russia, the Ukraine, and China.
Antarctica's ice loss may be in part due to active volcanoes researchers have detected under the eastern portion of the frozen continent.
A Chinese ice breaker headed to free the MV Akademik Shokalskiy trapped off eastern Antarctica was delayed by bad weather.

A Qantas 747 charter flies over Antarctica a century after Douglas Mawson and his Australasian Antarctic Expedition mapped it.