Antarctic Headlines 02/01/2020

Ceremony in Brighton to honour Antarctic explorer
ITV, 2020-02-01
When we think of Antarctic explorers the names of Scott and Shackleton may come to mind – but few would list with them Edward Bransfield. Yet, he is believed to be the first ever to glimpse the Antarctic mainland, a feat honoured at his home in Brighton. Andy Dickenson reports.

Climate Crisis Weekly: Biden wrongly says scientists think Green New Deal can’t work
Electrek, 2020-02-01
57 scientists responded that he’s wrong. An endurance swimmer swam beneath the Antarctic ice sheet to highlight climate-change effects. Wildlife experts in Australia work to rescue animals after the bushfire crisis. And more… In New Hampshire last Friday, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden claimed that “there’s not a single …

Scientists find record warm water in Antarctica, pointing to cause behind troubling glacier melt
The Gulf Today, 2020-02-01
A team of scientists has observed, for the first time, the presence of warm water at a vital point underneath a glacier in Antarctica—an alarming discovery that points to the cause behind the gradual melting of this ice shelf while also raising concerns about sea-level rise around the globe. “Warm waters in this part of the world …

US trout farmer Riverence closes deal for larger rival Clear Springs
Undercurrent News, 2020-02-01
The company’s facilities have achieved or are in the process of achieving Best Aquaculture Practices certification The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The firm Antarctica Advisors represented Clear Springs on the transaction. Both trout farmers are located in Idaho’s Magic Valley, the US’ major center for trout farming. “We believe in …

Frank Press, White House Science Adviser, Is Dead at 95
New York Times, 2020-02-01
After serving as President Jimmy Carter’s chief aide on scientific matters, he led the National Academy of Sciences for 12 years. Frank Press teaching at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in an undated photo.

Can a new leader really help oil giant BP navigate the climate crisis?
The Daily Telegraph, 2020-02-01
Shareholders have pulled billions of dollars out of oil and gas stocks as they try to push companies toward meeting the Paris climate goals, and the sector risks falling into pariah territory amid scenes of lethal wildfires in Australia and melting glaciers in Antarctica. Last week, The Guardian newspaper decided to stop accepting advertising …

How we recruited albatrosses to patrol the high seas for illegal fishers
Uruguay News, 2020-02-01
Meet the albatross ocean sentinels who patrol the seas for illegal fishers. The life of a sentinel Wandering albatrosses breed on remote islands around Antarctica. These are usually only accessible by boat, and researchers must brave the “furious 50s” of the Southern Ocean to get there, across some of the roughest seas in the world.

Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE:BUD) Short Interest Update
modernreaders.com, 2020-02-01
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.

Man opens fire at anti-CAA protesters in Shaheen Bagh
The Gulf Today, 2020-02-01
The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to order stay on the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and postponed the hearing of around 60 petitions against it till Jan.22. A team of scientists has observed, for the first time, the presence of warm water at a vital point underneath a glacier in Antarctica.

Billionaires bombard US presidential campaign with hundreds of millions in cash
The Gulf Today, 2020-02-01
A team of scientists has observed, for the first time, the presence of warm water at a vital point underneath a glacier in Antarctica. Live stream to give access to the Education Programme to over 99,000 students in schools across the seven Emirates, in addition to the Education Day sessions. 2 hours ago 103 novel coronavirus-infected patients …

Trump expands travel ban to six more countries
The Gulf Today, 2020-02-01
A team of scientists has observed, for the first time, the presence of warm water at a vital point underneath a glacier in Antarctica. 2 hours ago Emirates litfest to livestream UAE astronauts’ session to over 99,000 students from 284 schools Live stream to give access to the Education Programme to over 99,000 students in schools across the …