Antarctic Headlines 01/17/2020

Brazil inaugurates new Antarctic research base
ECNS, 2020-01-17
A view of Comandante Ferraz base on King George Island off the Antarctic peninsula, August 29, 2019. (Photo/Agencies) Brazilian officials inaugurated the country’s new Antarctica scientific base on King George Island on January 15, 2020, nearly eight years …

From Wrekin Barrel Race to the South Pole for Antarctic explorer Wendy
Shropshire Star, 2020-01-17
All smiles in the Antarctic Speaking from Chile as she recovered from her exertions over 42 days, 16 hours, and 23 minutes, Wendy said she had first considered taking on the challenge when listening to a talk from Professor Chris Imray, a specialist in …

Tasmanian news: Hobart must prepare for ember attack, cool jobs on new icebreaker
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2020-01-16
The Australian Antarctic Division says it’s had a good response to a recruitment drive for 11 science and technology officers to work aboard its new icebreaker. The Romanian-built RSV Nuyina is expected to be ready by the end of next year, and staff will spend between 60 to 80 days at sea each year. Applications close on 30 January for the …

The Spectre “Returns” in April’s Justice League #45, and He’s Out for… Wait for It… Vengeance
Bleeding Cool, 2020-01-17
Judging by the solicits for Justice League #44 and #45, it seems that the Justice League finds The Spectre at the bottom of a well in Antarctica (“what’s that, Lassie?! The Spirit of Vengeance is trapped in the well?!”), where he’s apparently been “in isolation” for “untold time.” Now, The Spectre is pissed and he’s going to …

Drury leads host Canadian ski cross team into chilly World Cup at Nakiska
Medicine Hat News, 2020-01-17
Zoo staff said temperatures were colder than the penguins’ native Antarctica. Toronto’s Drury, currently ranked first in men’s World Cup ski cross, says he’s impervious to cold. So the prospect of icy racing at Nakiska Ski Resort west of Calgary on Friday and Saturday bothers him not at all. “I run hot and that’s not an exaggeration …