Antarctic Headlines 12/20/2019

5 Green Reasons To Stay Hopeful As The Hottest Decade On Record Ends
Forbes, 2019-12-20
Here, then, are five positive climate stories that remind us we have the power to turn things around: 5) The Ozone Layer Is Healing A NASA image from 2000 shows a continent-sized hole in the ozone layer right above Antarctica. A colossal, continent-sized hole in the Earth’s protective ozone layer was discovered in 1985 by the British …

Xuelong 2 comes across polar animals in Southern Ocean
ECNS, 2019-12-20
China’s first domestically made polar icebreaker Xuelong 2 came across many polar animals in the Southern Ocean on Thursday during its maiden voyage for the country’s 36th Antarctic expedition. (Xinhua/Liu Shiping) A seal is seen on a floating ice near China’s polar icebreaker Xuelong 2, or Snow Dragon 2, in the Southern Ocean on Dec. 19 …

Silversea Cruises Openes Sales on Antarctica Cruises
rustourismnews.com, 2019-12-20
Ultra-luxury cruise innovator Silversea Cruises has opened sales on the world’s first ultra-luxury fly-cruise service to Antarctica. Antarctica Bridge will provide discerning travellers with the fastest, most direct route to the White Continent, as they will fly over the Drake Passage in business-class comfort in approximately two hours each way.

From the Editor: Valley attorney ready to run — around the world
The Business Journals, 2019-12-20
Specifically, what kind of running shoes he can wear in Antarctica. That’s because the 42-year-old principal of Valley personal injury law firm Negretti & Associates is getting ready for an endurance event like no other. Starting Feb. 6, not too far from the South Pole, Negretti will run a 26-mile marathon across snow and ice. Immediately …

Pisa: What it really takes
Inquirer Opinion, 2019-12-11
Then they realize their initial estimates are too high. We tackle more questions: walking pace, earthquake probabilities, children’s heights, Antarctic map. Through the years, out of the roughly 9,000 participants I have met, only 20 high school and …

Return to Antarctica – Hugh Broughton to reimagine New Zealand’s Scott Base
Architects’ Journal, 2019-12-13
This week’s top stories reviewed by the AJ’s Simon Aldous: Election result disappoints the profession • No ARB sanction for climate protester • RIBA names all-female list of honorary fellows • Barbican school shelves expansion plans • Dutch …

How to Call Israel From Australian Antarctic Territory
Prokerala, 2019-11-11
Given below is the dialing procedure to call Israel From Australian Antarctic Territory. You will find information on how to make an international call from Australian Antarctic Territory to Israel fixed line number or mobile number. Calling Israel From …

Mystery Antarctic fish ‘like nothing seen before’ hauled up from deep ocean
The Sun, 2019-08-19
A STRANGE new species of fish may have been discovered in Antarctica by scientists who were exploring what lies deep below the frosty continent. The bizarre creature was revealed during a documentary that followed Expedition Antarctica on a journey which …

Earthtalk: Can desalination save us from freshwater woes?
Arizona Daily Sun, 2019-08-24
The protagonist of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 lyrical ballad The Rime of the Ancient Mariner proclaims “Water water everywhere / nor any drop to drink” as his ship drifts through Antarctic seas with no land (or freshwater) in sight and the crew …

Japan’s Whaling Violates Human Exceptionalism
National Review, 2019-01-11
The nation, which has long argued it should be allowed to hunt whales as their meat has cultural significance, says it will not return to whaling in Antarctica though, and will stick to its territorial and economic waters. This is just wrong. It isn’t …

Japan’s Whaling Violates Human Exceptionalism
National Review, 2019-01-11
The nation, which has long argued it should be allowed to hunt whales as their meat has cultural significance, says it will not return to whaling in Antarctica though, and will stick to its territorial and economic waters. This is just wrong. It isn’t …

Japan still hunts whales. But now it’s more profitable to watch them.
Washington Post, 2019-12-20
Japan’s pro-whaling lobby is still powerful, though. The country withdrew from the International Whaling Commission this year, ended its Antarctic whale hunt and resumed commercial whaling in the waters of its own exclusive economic zone. Meat from nearby waters can be eaten fresh rather than frozen. That is a potential boon, the whaling …

Silversea Unveils Refurbished Silver Shadow
rustourismnews.com, 2019-12-20
Ultra-luxury cruise innovator Silversea Cruises has opened sales on the world’s first ultra-luxury fly-cruise service to Antarctica. Antarctica Bridge will provide discerning travellers with the fastest, most direct… Coral Expeditions and Australian Geographic have extended their successful partnership with new activity planned through to 2022.

Exoplanets, black holes, human ancestors and new dinosaurs: The 2010s were stellar for space and science discoveries
KESQ News, 2019-12-20
The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube detector. Scientists and observatories around the world were able to trace the neutrino to a galaxy with a supermassive, rapidly spinning black hole at its center, known as a blazar. The galaxy sits to the left of …

Boris Johnson: Political status of the Falkland Islands is not going to change
Uruguay News, 2019-12-20
For the first time in almost 30 years you’ve got a new representative here in London, with Richard Hyslop taking over from the remarkable Sukey Cameron. Our brand-spanking new Antarctic survey ship, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, was officially named and registered and now has the Falkland Islands’ flag fluttering proudly from her stern.

What it’s like spending Christmas at the bottom of the world
The New Daily, 2019-12-20
A two-hour walk from the campsite takes you to cliffs at South Cape Bay, where there’s nothing but wind between you and Antarctica, and the surf crashes in from the Southern Ocean. Arriving at Cockle Creek. Photo: Google Maps Spending Christmas at the edge of the world with drop toilets, a WiFi shortage and a whole lot of stillness would irk …

Culture Shocks Foretold
This Day, 2019-12-20
few hours to take off was the news flash “A military plane with 38 people on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, Chile’s air force says. The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft took off from Punta Arenas at 16:55 local time (19:55 GMT), and …

Dog spooked by sealion is rescued from remote Pacific island
The Sun News, 2019-11-29
Spooked, he ran from his handler and went missing on remote Campbell Island, located between mainland New Zealand and Antarctica. Making things worse? Flint was wearing a muzzle, so he couldn’t eat. He was there as part of Operation Endurance …

Polls open in Australian election; opposition tipped to win
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 2019-05-18
As the driest continent after Antarctica, it is also particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, such as wildfires and destructive storms. The government has committed Australia to reduce its emissions by 26% to 28% below 2005 levels by 2030.

Five-year period ending 2019 set to be hottest on record: UN
Deccan Chronicle, 2019-09-23
Overall, the amount of ice lost from the Antarctic ice sheet increased by a factor of six each year between 1979 and 2017, while glacier loss for 2015-19 is also the highest for any five-year period on record. The report comes ahead of a major UN climate …