Monthly Archives: January 2020

Antarctic Headlines 01/31/2020

Warm water discovered beneath Antarctica’s ‘doomsday’ glacier, scientists say
USA Today, 2020-01-31
At 74,000 square miles, the glacier is roughly the same size as Florida. The glacier earned its ominous “doomsday” nickname because it’s one of Antarctica’s fastest melting glaciers. Already, ice draining from Thwaites accounts for about 4 percent of global sea-level rise. Scientists have discovered warm water underneath the Thwaites Glacier …

Geomagnetic ‘Super Storms’ Expected To Occur Once Every 25 Years, Says New Paper
Forbes, 2020-01-31
Space storms of the sort that can wreak havoc on aviation, electronics, and telecommunications systems here on Earth occurred on average once every 25 years, says a new joint study by the University of Warwick in the U.

The Energy 202: Trump administration considers changing way it decides how to use public lands
Washington Post, 2020-01-31
Still, experts caution that the climate is still on a dangerous path. — This massive glacier is melting from below: Unprecedented research has led to the discovery of warm ocean water beneath a massive and remote glacier in West Antarctic, confirming that it is melting from below, Mooney reports. Scientists found water at 0 degrees Celsius at …

America’s First Satellite, Explorer 1, Joined The Space Race On This Day In 1968
Forbes, 2020-01-31
In early 1958, the space race – the Cold War competition between the U. S. and the Soviet Union over space exploration milestones – had just started, and the U. S. was already losing.

President Trump, Coronavirus, Brexit: Your Friday Briefing
New York Times, 2020-01-31
(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) The impeachment trial may end as soon as today, after a key Republican senator said he would vote against considering new evidence. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee had been among a handful of Republicans who were seen as undecided on allowing more witnesses and documents in the trial.

Frank Press, guiding force in U.S. science policy for years, dies at 95
Washington Post, 2020-01-31
He was among the scientists who argued, correctly, that Antarctica was a continent and not a massive piece of ice. In his honor, a mountain on Antarctica is named Mount Press.

What’s on TV This Week: The Super Bowl, Kitten Bowl, Puppy Bowl and more
Los Angeles Times, 2020-01-31
10 p.m. HBO A paleontologist goes to “Polar Extremes” to examine the prehistoric fossil record in the Arctic and Antarctica on this new episode of “Nova.” 8 p.m. KOCE Host Josh Gates visits to the beaches and battlefields of D-Day in Normandy on the season premiere of “Expedition Unknown.” 8 p.m. Discovery Channel All in all …

At 71, James Taylor has a new audio memoir, loves watching ‘Blue Bloods’ and won’t dish on Carly Simon
Los Angeles Times, 2020-01-31
As he recites in “Break Shot,” he often felt he had to parent his parents — particularly during ages 7 to 9, when his father left the family for two years to serve as a medical officer for the U.S. Navy in Antarctica. The eventual divorce of Taylor’s parents was hard on him, and as an adult, he invited his father to one of his therapy …

At 71, James Taylor has a new audio memoir, loves watching ‘Blue Bloods’ and won’t dish on Carly Simon
Los Angeles Times, 2020-01-31
As he recites in “Break Shot,” he often felt he had to parent his parents — particularly during ages 7 to 9, when his father left the family for two years to serve as a medical officer for the U.S. Navy in Antarctica. The eventual divorce of Taylor’s parents was hard on him, and as an adult, he invited his father to one of his therapy …

New Argentine government will step up demands to UK over Falklands, says top official
Daily Maverick, 2020-01-31
The Falklands has a population of 2,800 while the other two islands have no permanent inhabitants, although the British Antarctic Survey operates bases on South Georgia. In his inaugural speech in December, President Fernandez said: “We reaffirm our strongest commitment to… and we shall work tirelessly to boost the legitimate and …

Virginia Beach man plans to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days
WTKR.com, 2020-01-31
The cold should not be a problem,” said Arora. He leaves Saturday and the first marathon is in Antarctica, then they fly to Cape Town, then Australia, Dubai, Madrid Spain, Brazil – and the final Race is in Miami. “It’s a mind game. It’s not as much of a physical effort more than half as mental,” said Arora.

Remote islands: 7 of the world’s hardest-to-reach outposts
KEYT, 2020-01-31
Its cliffs are sheer. It’s almost entirely covered by a glacier. In winter, its seas are pack ice. And its nearest neighbor is Antarctica, 1,000 miles to the south. In short, idyllic. Reaching Bouvet: The entire island is a nature reserve — so unless you can make a compelling case for visiting, you’ll be blocked by Norwegian authorities.

Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) Shares Sold by Atlas Capital Advisors LLC
modernreaders.com, 2020-01-31
The company offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, and Skol. See Also: What are municipal bonds?