Antarctic Watch Headlines 01/18/2020

Czech research team heads to Antarctica to study impact of climate change on glaciers
Xinhua, 2020-01-18
PRAGUE, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) — Nine scientists from the Czech Republic second largest university Masaryk University in the city of Brno left for Antarctica on Friday to study the impact of climate change on glaciers on the continent, local media reported. In cooperation with the Portuguese National Antarctic Program, the researchers will monitor …

Polish scientists stranded in Antarctic Ocean rescued by Chilean Air Force
Reuters, 2019-09-26
World Polish scientists stranded in Antarctic Ocean rescued by Chilean Air Force Posted Three Polish scientists found themselves trapped in a frigid Antarctic bay miles away from their base when …

Issues Abound at 4th Women’s March, ‘But It All Ties Into Trump’
New York Times, 2020-01-18
Marchers at the more than 250 events around the country said the administration’s policies could not be separated from the matters they were protesting. WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators staged a boisterous fourth Women’s March here on Saturday,

‘Honeyland’ on Hulu: A Breathtaking Documentary That Will Transport You To a Remote Macedonian Village
Decider, 2020-01-18
Australia used to be much colder and wetter in prehistoric times, but as it moved away from what became Antarctica, it moved north and became drier and hotter. Some of the species examined are ones we’ve seen before (kangaroos, anyone?), but the show takes its cues from showing species that have either just been discovered, like Jotus Jumping …

On This Day: D.C. Mayor Marion Barry arrested on narcotics charges, 2020-01-18
In 1997, Norwegian Borge Ousland completed a 1,675-mile trek across Antarctica. It was the first time anyone traversed the continent alone. In 2007, Venezuelan lawmakers voted to allow President Hugo Chavez to rule by decree for 18 months. In 2010 …