Antarctic Headlines 12/22/2019

Antarctic Ice Marathon
philstar.com, 2019-12-21
He attained it lately with flying colors, coincidentally on the 60th marathon of his running career. Larrazabal added feather on his cap after he finished the grueling 2019 Antarctic Ice Marathon last December 13 to join the exclusive 7 Continents Marathon Club composed of elite runners who completed a marathon on all seven continents.

UiTM-led team to conduct Antarctic research
The Star, 2019-12-22
THE icy cold weather of the Antarctic is no barrier for a team of five passionate researchers who are set to study how animals, mainly penguins, decompose in the extreme weather. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) parasitology senior lecturer Dr Heo Chong Chin, who is the principal investigator in the research, is setting out with his team to …

Hercules passengers missing in the Antarctic may never be found, air force chief says
The New Daily, 2019-12-22
The commander-in-chief of the Chilean Air Force has warned that the struggle to recover the remains of a Hercules that crashed en route to the Antarctic two weeks ago could make it difficult to ever determine what happened to the plane. The Hercules C-130 cargo plane, which was carrying 17 crew members and 21 passengers, disappeared shortly …

Malaysia’s ‘ice queens’ continue journey to Antarctica
The Star, 2019-12-22
SHAH ALAM (Bernama): The All Women Expedition to Antarctica (Aweta), who were held up due to unpredictable weather in Puntas Arenas, Chile, was finally able to continue the journey on Saturday (Dec 21). Its spokeswoman, when contacted by Bernama, said the team led by polar adventurer Dr Sharifah Mazlina Syed Abdul Kadir, was allowed into …

Chile military plane disappears with 38 aboard: Air Force
Gulf Times, 2019-12-10
A Chilean military plane with 38 people aboard ‘lost radio communication’ Monday after taking off from the south of the country for a base in Antarctica, Chile’s Air Force said. It said 17 of those aboard were crew and the other 21 were passengers.

8 pictures that show Earth is on the verge of boiling over
Business Insider India, 2019-11-28
Antarctica is slowly and steadily melting away. According to another study, the continent has been losing 250 tons of ice annually. The rate at which it’s melting has increased six-fold since 1979. One of the reasons is that the Amundsen Sea, across the …

Bundle up! Milwaukee will be colder than Antarctica this week
jsonline.com, 2019-01-29
Bundle up! Milwaukee will be colder than Antarctica this week Ultimately, we’re losers in this situation, but we do win bragging rights. Check out this story on …

Antarctica’s Sea Ice Is Decreasing For The First Time In 40 Years – Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry
IFLScience, 2019-07-03
For decades, the sea ice surrounding Antarctica has been increasing. Now, an analysis of satellite data led by NASA finds that the continent is experiencing a “precipitous decline” bringing total sea ice extent to the lowest it has been in 40 years …

Last time CO2 levels were this high, there were trees at the South Pole
The Guardian, 2019-04-03
Leaves of the extinct southern beech (Nothofagus beardmorensi) found at Oliver Bluffs, in the Transantarctic mountains, Antarctica. Photograph: J Francis, A Ashworth Trees growing near the South Pole, sea levels 20 metres higher than now, and global …

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson On Conservation And How Travelers Can Give Back
Forbes, 2019-12-22
Among those inspired by his work is Tod Emko, Founder and President of Darwin Animal Doctors (DAD). Emko met Captain Watson in 2008 and served as an officer on two Sea Shepherd Antarctic campaigns. He started his nonprofit through the relationships he formed during his time with Sea Shepherd. DAD has several initiatives around the globe helping …

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson On Conservation And How Travelers Can Give Back
Forbes, 2019-12-22
Among those inspired by his work is Tod Emko, Founder and President of Darwin Animal Doctors (DAD). Emko met Captain Watson in 2008 and served as an officer on two Sea Shepherd Antarctic campaigns. He started his nonprofit through the relationships he formed during his time with Sea Shepherd. DAD has several initiatives around the globe helping …

In France, Holiday Skating Rinks Are an Unlikely Climate Battleground
New York Times, 2019-12-22
Even in St.-Malo, environmentalists contested the plans after the city announced in October that a rink would be installed. “In an era where ice is melting all over the world, from Antarctica to the Arctic, with glaciers retreating because of human activities, it is quite ironic that we would use a lot of energy to recreate a small ice …

Scientists Struggle to Save Seagrass From Coastal Pollution
U.S. News & World Report, 2019-12-22
They are found along coastlines around the world except Antarctica’s. Seagrasses, which cover less than 0.2% of the world’s oceans, store twice as much carbon in a given area as temperate and tropical forests, a study by the United Nations-affiliated Blue Carbon Initiative found. But seagrass meadows in many places are imperiled by coastal …

Dog spooked by sealion is rescued from remote Pacific island
Miami Herald, 2019-11-29
Flint was lost and alone on uninhabited Campbell Island, located between mainland New Zealand and Antarctica. Making things worse? Flint was wearing a muzzle, so he couldn’t eat and would find it difficult, perhaps impossible, to drink. The clock was …

From South American cafes to burger bars, here’s where the Royals love to eat in KC
The Kansas City Star, 2017-04-10
They’re extra delicioso with a sprinkle of Taste of Brazil’s vinegar-laced hot pepper sauce and a cold can of fruity Guaraná Antarctica soda. According to Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, the “hands down” best burger in America can be found at …

You may not know of French line Ponant yet — but a Miami cruise expert plans to change that
Miami Herald, 2017-10-20
Ponant, whose ships carry fewer than 300 passengers, take guests to places as remote as Antarctica, the Kimberly in Australia and the Northwest Passage. The line is also building four new ships that will carry fewer than 200 passengers, and therefore be …

Global warming is shrinking glaciers faster than thought
ABC News, 2019-04-08
They have been especially concerned with the large ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica. This study, “is telling us there’s much more to the story,” said Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado …

Three days after almost chopping off his thumb this Sunshine Coast man is still waiting for surgery
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2019-12-02
Geoff Wilson trained on the beach to be the first Australian explorer to leave his boot prints on what’s known as the Pole of Inaccessibility in Antarctica. Warner shows his class David Warner may not be a batsman who can travel the world, dominating Tests …

He ran a marathon to the South Pole. ‘Ultramarathon Man’ should breeze through Miami
Miami Herald, 2018-01-23
Dean Karnazes, known as ‘Ultramarathon Man,’ is shown here running in Antarctica, where temperatures dipped to minus-42. On Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, he will run in his first Fitbit Miami Marathon. Courtesy of Dean Karnazes. “I’ve been pretty much …

Police: 2 dead following crash; tour group may have picked up passengers in NJ
News 12 Networks, 2019-06-10
Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard Chile combs Antarctic for missing plane with 38 aboard Chile’s air force says it lost radio contact with a transport plane carrying 38 people on a flight to the country’s base in Antarctica.