Antarctic Headlines 01/22/2020

Biosecurity an increasing concern in Arctic, Antarctic regions, experts warn
rcinet.ca, 2020-01-22
Mussels are among the top 13 species which could invade the Antarctic Peninsula. (Dave Barnes/Courtesy British Antarctic Survey) As the climate warms, biosecurity issues will become an increasing concern for the polar regions says Kevin Hughes, a researcher at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and lead author of a recent paper on invasive …

Marion Cotillard leads star-studded Greenpeace expedition to Antarctic
The Irish News, 2020-01-22
Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard has journeyed to the Antarctic as part of a Greenpeace expedition to highlight the “alarming rate” at which the continent is changing. The French actress, best known for starring as Edith Piaf in 2007’s La Vie …

Anatomy of an Ad: the story behind Greenpeace’s harrowing tale of turtle extinction
The Drum, 2020-01-22
Back in 2018, what started as a Twitter joke, resulted in Stranger Things’ David Harbour dancing with penguins in the Antarctic to raise awareness of their plight. That same year, Radiohead lead singer and environmental activist, Thom Yorke, released a single in support of Greenpeace’s mission to protect the Antarctic Ocean from the effects …

Youngest woman to ski solo to the South Pole returns home to Edinburgh
Shropshire Star, 2020-01-22
Mollie Hughes started her world record attempt on November 13, departing from Hercules Inlet in Western Antarctica, and arrived at her destination 702 miles later on January 10. On Wednesday morning she landed at Edinburgh Airport to a hero’s welcome …

47 years after Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood president says to expect more abortion restrictions in 2020
CBS News, 2020-01-22
It took CBS News’ Roxana Saberi 3 days to reach Elephant Island, on the Antarctic Peninsula, where scientists say declining penguin populations offer a warning to us all. The teen climate activist urges leaders at the World Economic Forum “to act as if you loved your children above all else.” Climate change and sever periods of drought are …

What does ‘dangerous’ climate change really mean?
Washington Post, 2020-01-22
The report also warned of the looming possibility of triggering unpredictable and uncontrollable feedbacks, which would further speed warming — such as the disintegration of the Antarctic ice sheet or catastrophic burning of major forests. If 1.5 degrees Celsius is to be the new goal, a U.N. report said, greenhouse gas emissions need to start …

The National Western Trade Show is big business, but none is bigger than this mother-daughter duo
The Denver Post, 2020-01-22
She’s a straightforward and honest woman, willing to share whatever you’d care to know and quick to dive into a conversation. She’ll tell you of her trip to Antarctica, climbing ice mountains in her 80s when so many others couldn’t manage. Or growing up as the daughter of sharecroppers in Texas or her old sales route between Carlsbad …

PM Update: Seasonably cold tonight as some high clouds stream by into Thursday
Washington Post, 2020-01-22
We’re calling it a loose amoeba but I also see Antarctica pic.twitter.com/cn0dpFcZHF — Dustin Wlodkowski NBC10 Boston (@DUSTINnbcboston) January 20, 2020 *There is no such thing. Want our 5 a.m. forecast delivered to your email in-box? Subscribe here.

Argentina needs dollars and will strongly promote tourism; 625.000 cruise visitors expected this season
Uruguay News, 2020-01-22
Some 120 million Chinese are outbound tourists of which Argentina only hosts some 80.000, “when we are well aware they find the country very attractive, particularly Patagonia and Antarctica“.

Anatomy of an Ad: the story behind Greenpeace’s harrowing tale of turtle extinction
The Drum, 2020-01-22
Back in 2018, what started as a Twitter joke, resulted in Stranger Things’ David Harbour dancing with penguins in the Antarctic to raise awareness of their plight. That same year, Radiohead lead singer and environmental activist, Thom Yorke, released a single in support of Greenpeace’s mission to protect the Antarctic Ocean from the effects …

Plane crash leaves 4 dead at airport in Corona, California
CBS News, 2020-01-22
It took CBS News’ Roxana Saberi 3 days to reach Elephant Island, on the Antarctic Peninsula, where scientists say declining penguin populations offer a warning to us all. The teen climate activist …

Teen alleges Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers mascot, physically assaulted him during photo shoot
CBS News, 2020-01-22
It took CBS News’ Roxana Saberi 3 days to reach Elephant Island, on the Antarctic Peninsula, where scientists say declining penguin populations offer a warning to us all. The teen climate activist urges leaders at the World Economic Forum “to act as if you loved your children above all else.” Climate change and sever periods of drought are …

Botham Jean’s family speaks out in heart-wrenching NFL PSA: “The world has lost a great man”
CBS News, 2020-01-22
It took CBS News’ Roxana Saberi 3 days to reach Elephant Island, on the Antarctic Peninsula, where scientists say declining penguin populations offer a warning to us all. The teen climate activist urges leaders at the World Economic Forum “to act as if you loved your children above all else.” Climate change and sever periods of drought are …

Barstool Sports co-founder David Portnoy settles over anti-union tweets
CBS News, 2020-01-22
It took CBS News’ Roxana Saberi 3 days to reach Elephant Island, on the Antarctic Peninsula, where scientists say declining penguin populations offer a warning to us all. The teen climate activist urges leaders at the World Economic Forum “to act as if you loved your children above all else.” Climate change and sever periods of drought are …

Kenda Promotes Boissy To Director Of Bicycle For Kenda USA
Bicycle Retailer And Industry News, 2020-01-22
Before his time at Kenda, Boissy’s work experience included working with a national bicycle chain, roles in education, and contract work in Antarctica. “The diversity in Matt’s background brings unique experiences to the team, which have allowed him to showcase his abilities as a leader for the department”, said Yang. Boissy will continue to …

Argentina needs dollars and will strongly promote tourism; 625.000 cruise visitors expected this season
Uruguay News, 2020-01-22
Some 120 million Chinese are outbound tourists of which Argentina only hosts some 80.000, “when we are well aware they find the country very attractive, particularly Patagonia and Antarctica“. Lammens added that beside improving infrastructure, ”we understand that connectivity is essential for Argentina. For this reason the government is …

Arctic Warming Accelerates due to the Greenhouse Gas That Depletes the Ozone Layer
greatlakesledger, 2020-01-22
Previous research tended to focus on the way in which these gases affected the ozone layer, especially in the Southern Hemisphere, where the Antarctic ozone hole is present. The researchers used advanced climate simulations, with some taking into account the mass emission of CFCs, which started during the 1950s. In the case of the simulations …

Shanghai reports $553 bln worth of output
ECNS, 2020-01-22
A Tesla Model 3 vehicle is seen at a Tesla store in Shanghai. (Photo/Xinhua) The services sector’s contribution to Shanghai’s GDP continued to expand last year, with foreign investment, new …