Antarctic Watch Headlines 01/12/2020

A daredevil first: Six men row across the Drake Passage to reach Antarctica — but why?
RiverheadLOCAL, 2020-01-12
“This was the moment we arrived to Antarctica,” adventurer/explorer/author Colin O’Brady wrote on Instagram. The crew lit flares to celebrate the successful finish of ‘The Impossible Row.’ Photo: Instagram/colinobrady Whatever happened to real adventure in our lives? Has it virtually disappeared? Yes, firefighters, police officers, and a few …

Xuelong 2 conducts meteorological observation during China’s 36th Antarctic expedition
China Daily, 2020-01-12
Chinese icebreaker Xuelong 2 sails in the Southern Ocean during China’s 36th Antarctic expedition, Jan 11, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Hotels and casinos in Antarctica?
MercoPress, 2020-01-06
“Environment assessment is an important starting point, but if we define tourism as a compatible activity, this means we can build hotels and casinos in Antarctica”, stressed Professor Bodansky.

For This Colombian Scientist, Lizards Led To A Life Of Science!
Forbes, 2020-01-12
Over six percent Colombians identify as African-descended, but they are proportionally under-represented in the ranks of Colombian science. But in December 2019, biologist Jhan Salazar was announced as the winner of the Young Afro-Colombian 2019.

Australia’s PM admits partial guilt in bushfire response
Press TV, 2020-01-12
Smoke from the bushfires has drifted across the Pacific, affecting cities in South America, and may have reached the Antarctic, the United Nations (UN)’s World Meteorological Organization has said. About 100 firefighters from the United States and Canada …