Antarctic Headlines 03/13/2020

1st LD-Writethru: China’s polar-observing satellite completes Antarctic mission
China Internet Information Center, 2020-03-13
BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) — China’s first polar-observing satellite has completed its Antarctic observation mission after orbiting Earth for six months. Since it was launched on Sept. 12, 2019, the satellite called “Ice Pathfinder” (Code: BNU-1) has sent back more than 1,000 images covering the south polar region, according to a statement by …

Polar Ice Melts Six Times Faster in Comparison to Three Decades Ago
greatlakesledger, 2020-03-13
New data shows that ice located in Greenland and Antarctica is melting at a rate which is six times faster than it was three decades ago, boosting the global sea level. It is estimated that by 2100 hundreds of regions that house approximately 400 million people could be flooded annually. More than 6.4 trillion tons of ice have disappeared from …

You’re Working At Home During The Pandemic. Here’s How To Do It (And Keep The Peace)
WBUR, 2020-03-13
(AP) Perhaps you’ve heard of Ernest Shackleton, the Antarctic explorer, whose ship, The Endurance, became trapped in the sea ice in 1914. He kept every single member of his crew alive for two years on the ice, and another year sailing them to Elephant Island in small boats, before they were rescued in 1917. There’s so much more to the story …

Why don’t we treat the climate crisis with the same urgency as coronavirus?
Dhaka Tribune, 2020-03-13
As the recent Yorkshire floods illustrate, extreme weather — with its terrible human and economic costs — is ever more a fact of British life. Antarctic ice is melting more than six times faster than it was four decades ago and Greenland’s ice sheet four times faster than previously thought. According to the UN, we have 10 years to prevent …

Guide to summer travel: Where to go, what to do — and whether to book at all
CNBC, 2020-03-13
In light of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, what should you do about summer travel plans? Book or wait? Fly or drive? Read our guide to help decide if and where you should go, and to get interesting ideas to stay safe during your summer break.

Best Stargazing Spots Around the Globe
Newsweek, 2020-03-05
Astrotourism is taking off, and these are the best places—on our planet, at least—to witness the dazzling display of luminous balls of gas that we call stars.

How 3M went from a failed mining operation on the North Shore to an international manufacturing powerhouse
MinnPost, 2020-02-17
In the next decade, 3M opened operations in twenty-three more countries—at least one on every continent except Antarctica. This early and sustained expansion allowed 3M to strengthen its footing …

Brazilian Vice-president on a ten day visit to China next May 16
Uruguay News, 2020-03-10
Brazil’s Vice President Hamilton Mourao will travel to China on May 16, staying for 10 days with stops in Beijing and Shanghai. Mourao, a former general who is seen as a moderate in the far …

China’s polar-observing satellite completes Antarctic mission
China Internet Information Center, 2020-03-13
BEIJING, March 13 (Xinhua) — China’s first polar-observing satellite has completed its Antarctic observation mission after orbiting Earth for six months. Since it was launched on Sept. 12, 2019, the satellite called “Ice Pathfinder” (Code: BNU-1) has sent back more than 1,000 images covering the south polar region, according to a statement by …