Decision looms on future for British polar research

BBC: Press reports say the world famous British Antarctic Survey is doomed. A petition to save Britain's polar heritage does the rounds. Captain Scott must be turning in his icy grave. If any of this is right? Beneath the smoke, how much fire can be found? As with any plan for cuts in public spending, there is a swirl of confusion, resentment and rivalry amid a genuine fear about jobs. Throw in a proposed merger of one proud institution with another - in this case, the British Antarctic Survey......

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