Antarctic Headlines 01/28/2020

Greenpeace Shoreditch photo exhibition highlights threat to oceans – but local MPs a no-show 
Hackney Citizen, 2020-01-28
The exhibition featured photographs of iconic sealife taken aboard Greenpeace’s ship, Esperanza, which is travelling from Pole to Pole and is currently in the Antarctic. Visitors also had the opportunity to experience a virtual reality simulation of the Antarctic ocean narrated by actor and environmental campaigner Javier Bardem. A crab …

A nation turns its weary eyes toward the Democrats and cries: Stop 
The Boston Globe, 2020-01-28
Some men are killed in a war, and some men are wounded, and some men never leave the country, and some men are stationed in the Antarctic, and some are stationed in San Francisco. It’s very hard in military or in personal life to assure complete equality. Life is unfair.” So is presidential politics. David Shribman, previously the …

Malin Moench: One continent on fire is enough 
The Salt Lake Tribune, 2020-01-28
In addition, she notes, a warming Antarctica has pulled storm tracks to the south, depriving Australia of the winter rains on which it once relied. The result is stressed forests, longer fire seasons and more frequent and intense fires. Utahns should not think for a minute that the conflagration that is gripping Australia is a tragedy that …

Area woman set to run 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days to benefit cancer research 
Central Jersey, 2020-01-28
The marathon takes place Feb. 6-12, beginning in Novo, Antarctica. Only 139 people have completed the challenge since the event’s inception in 2015. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone,” she said, quoting a mantra on the wall of her yoga studio. “I have chosen to compete in this race as a way to challenge myself both physically …

Malaysians invited to help preserve Bahamas environment 
Free Malaysia Today, 2020-01-28
NASSAU: Airbnb has joined forces with the Bahamas National Trust to offer five travellers an opportunity to spend two months in the archipelago to help with environmental projects in the wake of the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian, which ravaged the tropical destination at the end of the summer of 2019. Travellers who were moved by images of …