Monthly Archives: December 2019

Antarctic Headlines 12/30/2019

Daring scientific mission to explore why Antarctic glacier is melting so quickly
Metro, 2019-12-30
Scientists are planning to drill through the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica to learn more about how fast it is melting (Nasa/SWNS) A team of international scientists are investigating the melting …

Australia’s Antarctic Gateway Tasmania Gets Hotter Than Tropical North
New York Times, 2019-12-30
MELBOURNE — Temperatures soared on Monday in Australia’s normally icy cool state of Tasmania, the country’s closest point to the South Pole, reaching more than double the summer average with hot air blowing in from a scorching mainland. The mercury in …

Icebergs in Cosmonaut Sea during China’s 36th Antarctic expedition
ECNS, 2019-12-30
Photo taken on Dec. 22, 2019 shows an iceberg in the Cosmonaut Sea. During China’s 36th Antarctic expedition, China’s first domestically made polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 has to overcome various difficulties including colliding with icebergs. (Xinhua/Liu Shiping) Photo taken on Dec. 28, 2019 shows icebergs in the Cosmonaut Sea. During China’s …

Filmus officially appointed as Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Secretary
Uruguay News, 2019-12-30
The Argentine government made official the appointment of Daniel Filmus as head of the Malvinas, Antarctica and South Atlantic Secretary, which depends on the ministry of foreign affairs and worship. The Filmus name and other appointments were published in the Official Gazette under Decree 85/2019 and signed by president Alberto Fernandez …

Chile Combs Antarctic for Missing Plane with 38 Aboard
Voice of America, 2019-12-10
SANTIAGO, CHILE – Searchers using planes, ships and satellites were combing Antarctic seas on Tuesday, hunting for a Chilean Air Force transport plane carrying 38 people that vanished en route to a base on the frozen continent. Seven hours after contact …

Freezing record: Six men cross the Drake Passage to Antarctica rowing, in 13 days
Uruguay News, 2019-12-30
They dodged icebergs, held their collective breath as giant whales breached near their small boat, and rode building-sized waves while rowing 24 hours a day towards Antarctica. The team of men from four countries finished crossing the Drake Passage on December 25 in just under two weeks after pushing off from the southern tip of South America.

Floating debris found in search for missing Chilean plane
The Daily Star, 2019-12-11
Rescuers hunting for a Chilean air force plane that went missing as it headed for Antarctica with 38 people aboard have recovered floating debris and personal items that may be from the C-130, Chile’s military and Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said …

Pisa: What it really takes
Inquirer Opinion, 2019-12-12
Then they realize their initial estimates are too high. We tackle more questions: walking pace, earthquake probabilities, children’s heights, Antarctic map. Through the years, out of the roughly 9,000 participants I have met, only 20 high school and …

In pics: icebergs in Cosmonaut Sea during China’s 36th Antarctic expedition
Xinhua, 2019-12-29
Photo taken on Dec. 22, 2019 shows an iceberg in the Cosmonaut Sea. During China’s 36th Antarctic expedition, China’s first domestically made polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 has to overcome various difficulties including colliding with icebergs. (Xinhua/Liu Shiping)