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The flags of the original 12 signatory nations to the Antarctic Treaty surround the ceremonial South Pole. International Antarctic Family Welcomes New Members
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Wednesday October 14, 2015

In the past 18 months, multiple nations signed on to the international accords that administer Antarctica and the protocol overseeing its environmental stewardship. At the same time, other countries have started new science efforts or announced plans to expand dramatically their permanent presence.
Support staff unload a C-17 cargo plane at the Pegasus Airfield as the sun rises just over the horizon. Despite Storms, Winfly A Success
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Wednesday September 16, 2015

As Winfly got underway this year, a spate of nasty storms blew through the area, slowing progress and adding to the annual heavy workload. Despite the inclement weather, more than 200 people safely flew into McMurdo Station, including more than two dozen researchers on multiple science teams.

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