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The Polar Star makes a resupply trip to Antarctic research stations each year, but the journey is increasingly challenging for the aging icebreaker.
Icebreaker Polar Star is the only ship that can smash its way through Antarctic ice, but the annual mission batters the aging vessel.
China's icebreaker research ship Xue Long collided with an iceberg in western Antarctica's Amundsen Sea over the weekend, according to state media.
The Coast Guard turned down a request for an Arctic exercise out of concern the US’ only heavy icebreaker would break down and Russia would have...
The US' sole polar icebreaker, the Polar Star, is more than 40 years old, and keeping it running requires a lot of work.
The icebreaker Viktor Chernomyrdin has been waylaid for years by other problems, and the Tuesday fire is likely to add to its woes.
An NPR host who’s interviewed thousands of people over 45 years has the only icebreaker you’ll ever need, and it’s just 4 words
Etiquette experts recommend avoiding asking someone "What do you do?" NPR's Terry Gross has a better way to start conversations.
Great-power competition is growing in the Arctic, but lawmakers want to cut funding for the US’s next icebreaker
A spending bill recently produced by the House of Representatives excludes funding for the US's next heavy polar icebreaker, which Democrats contend puts the US at a serious disadvantage in Arctic amid rising military competition and oil and gas exploration.
The Coast Guard is asking for $15 million to keep its only heavy icebreaker afloat — and for $750 million to finally build a new one
"If we wait another four or five years" to build a new icebreaker, the head of the Coast Guard said, "it's not going to get easier any time in the future."
The Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker has been fighting engine failure and flooding in the frigid Antarctic
The harsh conditions take a heavy toll on the 41-year-old icebreaker.
The head of the Coast Guard says Russia has ‘all the pieces on the chessboard’ in the Arctic — but the US has ‘only got a coup...
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft told Business Insider that Russia's moves in the Arctic look "eerily familiar'