Antarctic Headlines 02/25/2020

A heat wave melted 20% of an Antarctic island’s snow in only 9 days
USA Today, 2020-02-25
Such rapid melting is caused by sustained high temperatures significantly above freezing. Such persistent warmth was not typical in Antarctica until this century. A heat wave this month in Antarctica sent temperatures soaring into the mid- to high-60s across northern portions of the normally frigid continent. Surprisingly, the warmth melted …

Antarctica is turning red near a former British research station
Metro, 2020-02-25
Climate change is turning Antarctica red. These pictures snapped by Ukrainian scientists show a huge swathe of snow around their base in Antarctica turning red – as if covered in blood. The Vernadsky Research Base located at Marina point on Galindez Island of Argentine Islands used to be owned by the British,

Antarctica’s Eagle Island undergoes large-scale snowmelt as February sees new high temperatures
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2020-02-25
Images published by NASA show dramatic ice and snow melt on the Antarctic Peninsula In early February, the island continent recorded its hottest temperature A glaciologist compared this nine-day melt to something one would normally associate with Alaska or Greenland, not Antarctica On February 6, Antarctica recorded its hottest temperature when …

Heatwave Melts 20% Snow on an Antarctic Island in Just 9 Days
The Weather Channel, 2020-02-25
Apart from melting 4 inches of snowpack on Eagle Island, the warming event also caused 1.5 square kilometres of snowpack to become saturated with meltwater.

Antarctica’s ice covered in blood-red snow
Euronews, 2020-02-25
The phenomenon is also regularly observed in the Arctic, the Alps and other mountainous regions. Earlier this month, temperatures in Antarctica reached a new record high, reaching 18.3 °C at the Esperanza station. According to the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation, the Antarctic Peninsula — defined as the northwest tip near to South …

Rolls-Royce Is Capturing The Zeitgeist For Experiential Luxury With ‘Whispers’
Forbes, 2020-02-25
Channeling the spirit of modern luxury, Rolls-Royce launches a highly exclusive members’ club called Whispers where customers gain access to a tailored luxury world beyond the motor car

South Georgia is evidence of whales recovery, a century after they were heavily exploited
Uruguay News, 2020-02-27
The whaling industry on the island nearly wiped them out, killing over 176,000 in sixty years. A team led by the British Antarctic Survey has just returned from the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, as the last of three expeditions to investigate the recovery of whales a century after they were heavily exploited. After 30 years of …

Alaska state rep wants to name new icebreaker ‘Polar Bear’
Alaska Public Media, 2020-02-25
The heavy ice breakers Polar Star and Polar Sea create an access channel for supply ships in McMurdo Sound, during the 2002 Deep Freeze Mission to Antarctica. The Polar Sea is now out of service and could be decommissioned. The Polar Star has undergone a thee-year $90 million overhaul. (U.S Coast Guard) An Alaska state legislator wants the …

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China
Washington Post, 2020-02-26
About 81,000 people around the globe have been sickened by the coronavirus that kept finding new targets. With Brazil confirming the arrival of Latin America’s first case, the virus had a toehold on every continent but Antarctica. In Europe, where Germany, France and Spain were among the places with a growing caseload, an expanding cluster of …

Leica And Shackleton Team Up To Design The World’s First Expedition Photographer’s Jacket
Forbes, 2020-02-25
When you design a jacket after one of the greatest photojournalists of the 20th century in partnership with one of the most iconic camera brands of all time, you know it’s going to be a tough piece of equipment.

World battles virus epidemic as cases multiply outside China
Washington Post, 2020-02-26
About 81,000 people around the globe have been sickened by the coronavirus that kept finding new targets. With Brazil confirming the arrival of Latin America’s first case, the virus had a toehold on every continent but Antarctica. In Europe, where Germany, France and Spain were among the places with a growing caseload, an expanding cluster of …

Travel Advisors Work to Make Once Elusive Round-the-World Trips a Reality
Skift, 2020-02-25
For clients who can’t put down their phones, Chau points to Antarctica. “Antarctica is a forced digital detox. Although there is Wi-Fi in the polar region, it is barely functional.” The White Continent was also the best part of Chau’s own journey. “Antartica is the most pristine, otherworldly place. It just puts things in perspective.”

An insight into life on the edge of the earth at Mountain Festival’s Polar Night
The Oban Times, 2020-02-25
One of the many events at this years’ Mountain Festival was the Polar Night talk on Saturday February 22 at the Nevis Centre when speakers working in the Polar regions of Antarctica and the Arctic talked about their research work and what it’s like making your home at the most inhospitable and remote places on earth. Scientists and …

AMAZON FIRE: WHO OWNS THE AMAZON?
Landscape Architecture Magazine, 2020-02-25
A multisovereign policy of protection and management of the Amazon rain forest that holistically addresses our global condition, similar to those currently in place at the Arctic and Antarctic, is the best way forward. Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, ASLA, is an associate professor of landscape architecture at the City College of New York …

Anheuser Busch Inbev (BUD) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Thursday
modernreaders.com, 2020-02-25
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.

Woodbury’s Visionary Smart Glass Innovator Research Frontiers Makes Window To The Future
Long Island Press, 2020-02-25
Research Frontiers has about 400 patents and patent applications for technology licensed to companies on every continent except Antarctica, including Innovative Glass, in Plainview. Harary says the company spent more than $110 million to develop the …