News & CommentANTARCTICA

Report Backs Science, Not New Station

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Science  10 May 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5263, pp. 803
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5263.803a


The National Science Foundation's (NSF's) dream of building a new research station at the South Pole got a splash of cold water last week when a White House panel praised the foundation's Antarctic research program but stopped short of endorsing construction of the new station. Instead, it asked NSF to assemble outside experts to recommend ways to reduce the $196 million annual cost of the Antarctic program, and suggested that at least part of the new station may have to be funded from such savings.