Antarctic Headlines 01/19/2020

In pics: icebergs in sea during China’s 36th Antarctic expedition
ECNS, 2020-01-19
The photo shows an iceberg on sea During China’s 36th Antarctic expedition, China’s first domestically made polar icebreaker Xuelong overcame various difficulties including colliding with icebergs. (Photo/Xinhua) The photo shows an iceberg on sea During China’s 36th Antarctic expedition, China’s first domestically made polar icebreaker Xuelong …

Think globally, act locally, lots of nature events on tap in Birmingham this winter
Bham Now, 2020-01-19
CRS’s keynote speaker: at this year’s meeting is world renown UAB Antarctica scientist Jim McClintock. Hear Jim’s firsthand account about the rapidly changing climate in Antarctica, and the reasons why people in Alabama should care. More importantly, discover how protecting the Cahaba River (the source of our drinking water) makes a …

That’s a wrap: Couple finishing up long careers as UPS drivers
The Republic, 2020-01-19
This year, Lisa is going to Italy with a friend, and she and Kurt are going to Orcas Island in Washington; England; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and León, Mexico, and also hope to go to Antarctica. “We’ve got a lot of traveling to do,” Kurt said. They have been to Albuquerque before for a hot air balloon festival, which is of interest to …

Tourism Promotion Needs to Evolve to Address Climate Change and 7 Other Top Tourism Stories This Week
Skift, 2020-01-19
In an era of extreme climate change, tourism promotors need to acknowledge how the destinations they market are impacted. Meanwhile in Hawaii — a destination with its own environmental concerns …

Planned Coast Guard museum has raised $56m
Navy Times, 2020-01-19
U.S. Coast Guard tall ship Eagle sails in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of the Azores on July 2. Officials say the barque is going to play an important role at a museum honoring the sea service …

Critters hoggin’ your runway? This state has a solution!
Navy Times, 2020-01-19
Wild hogs have bedeviled military bases nationwide. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Kansas City District joined the Missouri Feral Hog Partnership to eradicate them there. In Mississippi, state …