Antarctic Headlines 01/05/2020

Other voices: As polar ice melts, Russia and China probe — at America’s expense
TwinCities.com, 2020-01-05
But another global power has sidled its way into the game in both the Arctic and Antarctic: China. Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s intentions were made clear in 2007 when he dispatched a …

Birding: An introduction to Maine’s alcids
Portland Press Herald, 2020-01-05
It was classified in the genus Pinguinus. When explorers first visited Antarctica, they called the flightless birds there penguins, an anglicized form of Pinguinus. Although the Great Auk and penguins had similar ecological roles and appearances …

Cards from around the world pour in for cancer patient
Washington Post, 2020-01-05
Lee said she received a package from Antarctica, a scarf from England, Kona coffee from Hawaii and a clock-jewelry box made by inmates at a Tennessee correctional facility, who paid $25 to ship it …

Pushing Australians Into The Sea, Bushfires Showcase Australia’s Gritty, Do-Anything Navy
Forbes, 2020-01-02
With Australian citizens already identifying bushfires as “their war”, understanding the impact of climactic change in the South Pacific, Southeast Asia and the Antarctic will be critical if …

Climate change, other factors stoke Australia’s blaze
West Hawaii Today, 2020-01-05
Q: IS WEATHER, NOT JUST LONG-TERM CLIMATE, A FACTOR? A: Yes. In September, Antarctica’s sudden stratospheric warming — sort of the southern equivalent of the polar vortex — changed weather …