This year's hole is even smaller than the one first discovered in 1985.
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
After reaching the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, a plane evacuating at least one of the station’s 48 workers in need of urgent medical care began the return trip back to South America early Wednesday.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
A period of intensive study of the Earth's polar caps, called the International Polar Year, ended in March, leaving researchers with a bounty of data to sort through to help inform the next generation of polar research.
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