Antarctic Headlines 01/25/2020

200 years of exploring Antarctica, the world’s most peaceful continent
The Week, 2020-01-25
Antarctica is the remotest part of the world, but it is a hub of scientific discovery, international diplomacy and environmental change. It was officially discovered 200 years ago, on Jan. 27, 1820, when members of a Russian expedition sighted land in what is now known as the Fimbul Ice Shelf on the continent’s east side. I am a geologist who …

Iceland didn’t hunt any whales in 2019 — and public appetite for whale meat is fading
Salon, 2020-01-25
For years after the international moratorium on whaling was adopted in 1986, only Norway allowed commercial whaling. Japan continued hunting in the Antarctic under the guise of “scientific whaling,” which many whale biologists considered unnecessary and egregious. Iceland also allowed a research hunt in the 1980s, with much of the meat sold to …

We can’t recall the planet if we mess up: Climate change is risky business
Washington Post, 2020-01-25
I guess the risk of destroying the climate, and a good part of Earth, is not as worrisome to us as the risk to an individual car. One of the most worrisome risks of all with climate change is that the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets will start to collapse this century, triggering up to eight feet of rising sea level by 2100 and putting the …

Deals and tips from a bona fide cruise expert
Alaska Dispatch News, 2020-01-25
There are more cruise opportunities around the world now than ever before. I have two friends who just returned from a 17-day cruise to Antarctica on Hurtigruten Cruises. Travelzoo offers a “wave season” special for $5,499. “Silversea is the best cruise line,” said Dunham-Potter. Out of 187 cruises, the 19-day sailing on the Silver Muse …

Putting wildlife at top of agenda: Liz Bonnin talks ahead of Planet Earth II live show coming to Birmingham
Shropshire Star, 2020-01-25
Filmmaking at its absolute peak.” In the spectacular live show, audiences across the UK will get to rub shoulders with our acrobatic primate cousins in the steaming jungles of Madagascar, race alongside fearsome hunting lions in the remote sandy deserts of Namibia, face stormy Antarctic seas with a family of penguins and feel the raw tension …

Fear Of Failure Spurs Me To Achieve More – Bello
LEADERSHIP Newspaper, 2020-01-25
It is important you do something to earn extra income. Recently, billionaire businessman, politician and philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko, took his malaria eradication in Africa project to Antarctica in a… The president of the National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners (NANTMP), Dr. Shaba Maikudi, has vowed to ensure …

Security Beef-up In 11 States As INEC Holds Rerun Polls
LEADERSHIP Newspaper, 2020-01-25
Recently, billionaire businessman, politician and philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko, took his malaria eradication in Africa project to Antarctica in a… The president of the National Association of Nigerian Traditional Medicine Practitioners (NANTMP), Dr. Shaba Maikudi, has vowed to ensure the… The Ondo State government and her labour …