Antarctic Headlines 01/03/2020

Summer construction season begins at British research station in Antarctica
rcinet.ca, 2020-01-03
The wharf at the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station is being redone to accommodate the new vessel. (Peter Byrne/Pool/Reuters) The summer construction season is underway at …

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard
The Daily Star, 2019-12-10
Chile’s air force said it lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight Monday evening to the country’s base in Antarctica. It said the military had declared an alert …

Astronaut’s blocked vein, treated in space, brings medical insight
UPI.com, 2020-01-03
RELATED Isolation, monotony change the brain, Antarctic study shows However, when the astronaut finally returned to Earth — and normal gravity — blood flow in the jugular returned to normal, and treatment was discontinued. In fact, 10 days after landing the clot was completely gone. Two experts in circulatory health who read over the report …

Frank Bures: Don’t mess around with listeria
Winona Daily News, 2019-10-20
Listeria bacteria have been found on every continent except Antarctica (but have we looked?) and can be cultured from feces of 1% to 5% of “normal” adults. Infection from other listeria …

How climate change, other factors stoke Australia fires: Q&A
Tampa Bay Times, 2020-01-03
Australia’s unprecedented wildfires are supercharged thanks to climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather, experts say. In this image released Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, from the …

Climate change and other factors are behind Australia’s deadly wildfires, experts say
The Japan Times, 2020-01-03
Is weather, not just long-term climate, a factor? Yes. In September, Antarctica’s sudden stratospheric warming — sort of the southern equivalent of the polar vortex — changed weather …

Astronaut’s blocked vein, treated in space, brings medical insight
Upi.com, 2020-01-03
RELATED Isolation, monotony change the brain, Antarctic study shows However, when the astronaut finally returned to Earth — and normal gravity — blood flow in the jugular returned to normal …