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Martyn Unsworth is on an expedition to learn more about the unusual Mount Erebus volcano in Antarctica. This continuously active volcano is not on a plate boundary, but is actively rifting apart the continent. He will be sharing a series of his journals from his first expedition to Antarctica.
In this three-part series, University of Alberta geophysicist Martyn Unsworth records his expedition to Antarctica's volcanic Mount Erebus, and how it's rifting apart the continent.
Two men of the private Berserk expedition were flown on a US Air Force transport.
By Story By William Mullen, Chicago Tribune Jul. 2--CAPE EVANS, Antarctica -- The dark, silent interiors of the three wooden huts are still pungent from the smoke of seal-blubber fires that once warmed men now long dead.
A remnant of the largest iceberg ever recorded is blocking Antarctica's McMurdo Sound, threatening tens of thousands of penguin chicks with starvation and cutting off a supply route for three science stations, a New Zealand official said Tuesday.
New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to climb Mount Everest and the first to drive a vehicle to the South Pole, described a U.S. highway to the pole as "terrible."
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