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At McMurdo Station, the flags of the original 12 signatory nations to the Antarctic Treaty flap in the breeze around a bust of Admiral Richard Byrd. The Antarctic Treaty's Diamond Anniversary
Features / Back in the Day
Monday December 02, 2019

Sixty years ago, on December 1, 12 nations signed an unprecedented international agreement that set aside their often-contentious territorial claims on the frozen continent and established Antarctica as a place for peaceful coexistence to facilitate scientific research by all nations.
A patch stitched to a backpack speaks volumes about how attitudes have changed over the years about women in Antarctica. 50 Years Of Women In Antarctica
Features / Perspectives
Wednesday October 23, 2019

Fifty years ago, four female researchers traveled to the McMurdo Dry Valleys, opening the door for women to work on the frozen continent. Last week, The Byrd Polar Research and Climate Center hosted a special Women in Antarctica symposium to commemorate.

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