Antarctic Headlines 03/01/2020

They may be tiny microbes but they are having a huge impact in Antarctica
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2020-03-01
Fuel spills are seen as inevitable in research bases in Antarctica Microorganisms present in the soil can consume the fuel and clean the soil The Australian Antarctic Division wants to share its findings from “mega-piles” research The clean up efforts of these microscopic creatures are being encouraged by scientists, who have built them a …

SA polar research vessel’s R2m Antarctica love rescue
Times LIVE, 2020-03-01
SA’s polar research vessel detoured 700 nautical miles (almost 1,300km) to evacuate three members of the national Antarctic programme involved in an apparent love triangle, at a cost of about R2m. The SA Agulhas II arrived back in Cape Town on Friday after retrieving the team members from remote Marion Island on its way back from the South …

Louvre shuts; European tourism industry on the brink as coronavirus spreads to more than 60 countries
MarketWatch, 2020-03-01
Coronavirus cases surged in Italy, and France closed the world-famous Louvre Museum on Sunday as the deadly outbreak that began in China sent fear

Rocker Arno Carstens wants to see Antarctica ‘before it melts’
Times LIVE, 2020-03-01
I have a montage of memories of childhood holidays: family chaos and early dinners in small-town caravan parks from Ceres to Stilbaai; camels and palm trees in Namibia; the steam from the hot springs around Goudini Spa; running around and hanging from trees like a little Tarzan in the forest at Citrusdal hot springs; waking up in the dunes of …

France closes the Louvre as virus spreads to new fronts
Washington Post, 2020-03-01
More than 88,000 have been infected, on every continent but Antarctica. Australia and Thailand reported their first deaths Sunday, while the Dominican Republic and the Czech Republic recorded their first infections. Italian authorities said the number of …

Coronavirus touches a growing number of nations
The Boston Globe, 2020-03-01
More than 88,000 around the globe have been infected, with the virus popping up on every continent but Antarctica. Australia and Thailand reported their first deaths Sunday, while the Dominican Republic and the Czech Republic recorded their first infections. Italian authorities announced that the number of people infected in the country soared …

Coronavirus spreads to more than 60 countries; number of cases surges in Italy
MPR News, 2020-03-01
More than 88,000 worldwide have been infected, with the COVID-19 virus appearing on every continent but Antarctica. EarlierU.S. ups travel restrictions as Trump says more coronavirus cases ‘likely’ EarlierWashington governor declares state of emergency …

Virus spreads to over 60 countries; France closes the Louvre
TwinCities.com, 2020-03-01
More than 88,000 around the globe have been infected, with the virus popping up on every continent but Antarctica. Australia and Thailand reported their first deaths Sunday, while the Dominican Republic and the Czech Republic recorded their first infections. Italian authorities announced that the number of people infected in the country soared …

How health officials and social media are teaming up to fight the coronavirus ‘infodemic’
KTVZ, 2020-03-01
Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, emerged in China in January and now has spread to more than 85,000 global cases with infections on every continent except for Antarctica. As the disease has …