Antarctic Headlines 03/11/2020

How an open water swimmer braved freezing water to uncover Antarctica’s ‘dark secret’
KTVZ, 2020-03-11
Pugh had risked his life by plunging into Antarctic water in just a pair of skin-tight swimming trunks; the rewards were as mesmerizing as they were unsettling. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything as beautiful as that, just the sheer colors,” Pugh, who has swum in some of the world’s most remote waters as UN Patron of the Oceans …

Mitsubishi, Legend rule out Clearwater bids with Antarctica brought in to drum up global interest
Undercurrent News, 2020-03-11
Antarctica Advisors, one of the most prolific seafood corporate finance advisory firms, has been brought in to work with RBC Capital Markets on adding more international players to the sale process for Clearwater Seafoods, sources told Undercurrent News. Lenovo PC maker Legend, via its subsidiary Joyvio Agriculture Development, snapped up …

Why CNN is calling the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic
KYMA, 2020-03-11
This virus has found a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica. In several countries, the number of cases continues to climb. Some of those countries “have had sustained community transmission of a substantial sort,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University professor and longtime adviser to the US Centers for Disease …

WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic
KEYT, 2020-03-11
There are 118,000 cases, more than 4,000 deaths, the agency said, and the virus has found a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica. “We have never before seen a pandemic sparked by a …

Planet is ‘way off track’ in dealing with climate change, U.N. says
USA Today, 2020-03-11
Smoke and pollutants from damaging fires in Australia circumnavigated the globe, causing a spike in carbon dioxide emissions. Record temperatures in Antarctica were accompanied by large-scale ice melt and the fracturing of a glacier which will have repercussions for sea-level rise, Taalas added. Professor Brian Hoskins, of Imperial College …

Dow enters bear market after coronavirus declared pandemic
Washington Post, 2020-03-11
Wall Street was poised for more losses Wednesday, as an escalating oil price war compounded investor panic about the coronavirus’ tightening grip on the U.S. economy, without any clear path to economic protections from the White House. Dow Jones industrial average futures tumbled more than 600 points, or about 2.5 percent. The Standard & Poor …

Earth Just Endured Its Second Warmest February; Europe, Its Hottest Winter
The Weather Channel, 2020-03-11
The global mean temperature for February 2020 was just 0.1°C cooler than February 2016—the hottest February ever recorded on Earth.

President Donald Trump says he will make coronavirus statement Wednesday night
Click2Houston, 2020-03-11
There are 118,000 cases globally and more than 4,000 deaths, the agency said, and the virus has found a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica. The White House is already proposing to Congress certain economic relief measures to help mitigate the coronavirus’ economic effect. In the weeks since the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed …

Coronavirus 101: Orange County edition
Orange County Register, 2020-03-11
Most of the cases and deaths have been reported in China, Iran and Italy, but the disease has touched 115 countries and every continent except Antarctica. (The website WorldOMeter, which provides information and statistics about international events, offers daily updates.) But testing has been more common in some countries, and virtually …

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 1,000, With Efforts to Fight Hotspots on Both Coasts
U.S. News & World Report, 2020-03-11
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 1,000, With Efforts to Fight Hotspots on Both Coasts By Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Public officials across America raced to curb the spread of coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of U.

U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 1,000, With Efforts to Fight Hotspots on Both Coasts
U.S. News & World Report, 2020-03-11
U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 1,000, With Efforts to Fight Hotspots on Both Coasts By Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Public officials across America raced to curb the spread of coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of U.

Swarm Technologies Ranked #2 Most Innovative Space Company by Fast Company
TMCnet, 2020-03-11
It also partnered with the National Science Foundation to send ground station and handheld trackers to Antarctica.” – Fast Company, “The Most Innovative Space Companies of 2020”, March 1, 2020 Swarm’s constellation of uniquely small satellites enables it to offer connectivity at a fraction of the cost of existing space-based solutions.

Moment of truth: Xi leads war against COVID-19
ECNS, 2020-03-11
Viruses respect no borders in the global village. Within weeks, the coronavirus has spread to all continents except Antarctica. Public health security is a common challenge faced by humanity, and all countries should join hands to cope with it, Xi said. Since the outbreak, China has actively cooperated and exchanged information with the WHO and …

Man quits his job and sells his house to cycle around the world
Metro, 2020-03-11
It’s never too late to make a change. But while most of us just dream of packing up our things and going on an adventure, Ian Finlay, 52, decided to actually make it happen. Bored of doing the same old job after 20 years,

The unique camps supporting young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in STEM
SBS, 2020-03-11
For a lot of young women, it’s simply a case of not knowing what is available to them, what their options are. “They knew they had an interest in antarctic science, but they didn’t know they could make a living out of it. And they didn’t know there was a university degree they could do.” said Ms Diamond. “I’ve heard a lot of stories from women …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk thinks the coronavirus panic is ‘dumb’. A million Twitter users liked his tweet.
The Star, 2020-03-11
It reopened in early February. The World Health Organisation hasn’t declared coronavirus a pandemic, though the disease has been reported on every continent except Antarctica. The international health agency recently confirmed that the illness is more lethal than the flu. And, in recent weeks, people have curtailed going to the gym, backed away …

WHO declares coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic
Click Orlando, 2020-03-11
Many experts say that threshold has long been met: The virus that was first identified in China is now spreading freely in four regions, it has reached every continent but Antarctica, and its advance seems unavoidable. The disease has managed to gain a foothold and multiply quickly even in countries with relatively strong public health systems.

‘Penguin Playhouse’ opens at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
WECT, 2020-03-11
Sporting their black-and-white plumage, the African penguin is the only species of penguin found on the African continent, preferring warmer water temperatures unlike their Antarctic counterparts, according to the release. On Feb. 3 COVID-19 became a required, reportable disease in North Carolina by order of the State Health inspector.

Coronavirus: UN delays talks on global ocean biodiversity treaty
climatechangenews.com, 2020-03-11
“And a poorly attended meeting wouldn’t help.” One of the sticking points in the negotiations is about how to share any benefits from genetic resources found in the high seas, such as health supplements developed from Antarctic krill, or cosmetics from creatures found around thermal vents on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. Developed …

Trump says he has ‘made some decisions’ and will make coronavirus statement Wednesday night
KEYT, 2020-03-11
There are 118,000 cases globally and more than 4,000 deaths, the agency said, and the virus has found a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica. The White House is already proposing to Congress certain economic relief measures to help mitigate the coronavirus’ economic effect.