Antarctic Headlines 01/06/2020

The Coolest Architecture on Earth Is in Antarctica
New York Times, 2020-01-06
Representatives from Brazil’s scientific community and government will head to Antarctica this month to inaugurate its new Comandante Ferraz Research Station, which replaces a facility lost to …

Japanese icebreaker Shirase reaches Showa Station in Antarctica for climate study
The Japan Times, 2020-01-06
SHOWA STATION, ANTARCTICA – The Shirase, a Japanese icebreaker, has reached Showa Station, the nation’s Antarctic research facility. Around 2:50 p.m. Sunday, the ship carrying members of Japan’s 61st research expedition team and goods to be used in …

Suprise antarctic visitor to Tasmania
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2020-01-06
Tasmania gets a rare visit from a king penguin. Heartbreaking footage of families losing everything as bushfires rage throughout parts of the country leaves many anxious to know how they can help …

Do you need medical evacuation coverage for your next trip?
Mercury News, 2020-01-06
Igor Natanzon had long dreamed of visiting Antarctica. But his photographic expedition to the South Pole turned into a nightmare after a rogue wave slammed into his ship and he required a medical …

Antarctica: A timeline of human discovery
Sky, 2020-01-03
A British expedition led by Edward Bransfield sights the coast of the Trinity Peninsula, in what is believed to be the first sighting of the Antarctic proper. John Davis, an American seal fur …

Fossil research in China presents evidence of Ordovician mass extinction
ECNS, 2020-01-06
During this period, a large-scale glaciation was formed with a total scale of 150 million cubic km, more than six times the total of Antarctic and Arctic ice coats today, which also triggered a …