Antarctic Headlines 01/30/2020

Terrified about global warming? Finally, here’s some good news
MarketWatch, 2020-01-30
Advances in science are making green energy cheaper, which could make it more efficient and mainstream Australia’s bush fires that reportedly killed hundreds of millions of animals, according to some estimates,

America’s 355 Ship Plan Needs Stronger Strategic Backing
Forbes, 2020-01-30
As America’s Navy marches towards 355 ships, America must do a better job of defining the Navy’s strategic direction. Put another way, the size of the Navy matters far less than how America’s fleet is to be used.

Meet Jennifer Carpenter, the local voice of America’s barge and tugboat industry
The Business Journals, 2020-01-30
Jennifer Carpenter, newly installed CEO of the Arlington-based American Waterways Operators, tells us why the tugboat and barge industry are critical to moving cargo, and how she came to be a part of this advocacy group.

We may avoid the very worst climate scenario. But the next-worst is still pretty awful.
Washington Post, 2020-01-30
Meanwhile, scientists are already watching the West Antarctic ice sheet melt, which could raise sea levels by some 10 feet, were it to collapse entirely. In this context, 3 degrees Celsius of warming would be “catastrophic anyway,” Mann said. Peters and Hausfather argue that RCP 8.5 should be largely ignored by policymakers. In an interview …

On This Day: Kenya Airways crash kills 169; 10 survive
UPI.com, 2020-01-30
In 2019, scientists reveal a cavity about two-thirds the size of Manhattan and nearly 1,000 feet tall growing beneath Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. Its collapse could lead to a dramatic sea level rise measured in feet.

Warm Water Is Melting a Glacier the Size of Florida From Below
The Weather Channel, 2020-01-30
A team of scientists has found record-warm water beneath the Thwaites Glacier, which could be speeding up the melting of the glacier.

PBS strand ‘Nova’ premieres digital series, slates “Polar Extremes” doc
Realscreen, 2020-01-30
The channel debuts with the 10-part ‘Nova’ digital series Antarctic Extremes, about discovering what it takes to do scientific research in Earth’s most remote natural laboratory. Hosts Caitlin Saks and Arlo Pérez set up shop at the largest research base in Antarctica, and embed with scientists and support staff to find out what its like …

Scientists surprised at unusual temperature at the base of huge glacier in Antarctica
Uruguay News, 2020-01-30
Scientists in Antarctica have recorded, for the first time, unusually warm water beneath a glacier the size of Florida that is already melting and contributing to a rise in sea levels. The researchers, working on the Thwaites Glacier, recorded water temperatures at the base of the ice of more than 2 deg C, above the normal freezing point.

Buying bonds in an increasingly risky world
Investors Chronicle, 2020-01-30
Not only is China dealing with swine fever, now it’s coronavirus infecting people. East Africa is plagued by locusts, which in their millions blacken the sky. Antarctic ice sheets and the Thwaites Glacier – which is the size of Britain – are melting alarmingly quickly. The financial world is also struggling, a faction of finance borrowing …

Argentina/Falklands fisheries talks: what happened and what can be expected
Uruguay News, 2020-01-30
Chancellor Felipe Solá and the new secretary for Matters Related to the Falkland Islands, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands, Daniel Filmus, decided to suspend it. At the same time, the ambassador in London, Carlos Sersale and the ambassador to international organizations in Geneva, Carlos Foradori, were called to Buenos Aires and removed …

Anheuser Busch Inbev’s (BUD) Hold Rating Reiterated at Evercore ISI
modernreaders.com, 2020-01-30
The company offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, and Skol. Featured Story: How accurate is the …

For a long trip, the secret to happiness is packing less
BusinessMirror, 2020-01-30
And then he did all the territories. He e-mailed me Sunday from Antarctica, and he was, like, “Oh yeah, it’s the second or third time I’ve been here. I just felt like coming back.”

Cornell Pochily Investment Advisors Inc. Raises Holdings in Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD)
modernreaders.com, 2020-01-30
The company offers a portfolio of approximately 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona, and Stella Artois; Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and Aguila, Antarctica, Bud Light, Brahma, Cass, Cristal, Harbin, Jupiler, Michelob Ultra, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Victoria, Sedrin, and Skol. Want to see what other hedge funds …

Meet Woni Spotts – An African-American Woman who traveled the whole world
Deadline News, 2020-01-30
Woni’s favorite parts of the world-travel were her trips to Antarctica, the Canary Islands, Western Sahara, Tibet, Galapagos, Transnistria, Socotra, and Hawaii. The YouTube Video and the Book Woni Spotts uploaded a video on YouTube after completing her world-travel. The quality of the video is not very high but the video is for her friends …

Turkish police seize 821,000 ecstasy pills, detain 4 in Istanbul
Xinhua, 2020-01-30
ISTANBUL, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) — Turkish police have seized 821,000 ecstasy pills and detained four people in an operation in Istanbul, state-run Anadolu agency reported Wednesday. Acting on an intelligence tip-off, the Istanbul police anti-narcotics teams …

Maine real estate had record year for sales, price in 2019
Charlotte Observer, 2020-01-24
Maine home sales surged at the end of 2019, which was a record-breaking year for real estate in the state. The Pine Tree State set records for sales volume and median sales price, the Portland …