Antarctic Watch Headlines 04/18/2023

Surveillance fears as China resumes construction on fifth Antarctic base
The Guardian, 2023-04-18
Satellite images show building work for first time since 2018 amid concern about Beijing’s growing polar presence

China ramps up construction on new Antarctic station – report
Reuters on, 2023-04-18
China is increasing its Antarctic footprint according to new satellite imagery collected by a Washington-based think tank that shows construction has resumed for the first time since 2018 on the country’s fifth station in the southern polar region.

China building huge new polar satellite base in the Antarctic sparking chilling surveillance fears in the West
The Sun, 2023-04-18
CHINA is ramping up construction of its fifth research base in Antarctica that the West fear will allow them to spy on other nations. The new station, situated on Inexpressible Island near the

What happens to Antarctic seals when sea ice vanishes?
earth, 2023-04-18
In a groundbreaking study, scientists have discovered that when sea ice disappears, Antarctic seals fall silent. The research was conducted by Dr. Ilse van Opzeeland and her team at the Alfred Wegener Institute,

Sir Elton John wants to celebrate retirement with Antarctic holiday
BANG Malaysia on, 2023-04-18
Sir Elton John’s husband says they are planning to take a holiday in the Antarctic after he wraps up his long-running ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour.

Adaptations allow Antarctic icefish to see under the sea ice, 2023-04-13
Antarctica may seem like a desolate place, but it is home to some of the most unique lifeforms on the planet. Despite the fact that land temperatures average around -60°C and ocean temperatures hover near the freezing point of saltwater (-1.

Global warming is disrupting an Antarctic current system that life on Earth relies on
Salon, 2023-04-15
Climate change is melting ice in the Antarctic; that, in turn, is slowing down the circulation of deep ocean water within this region. If this process continues at its current pace for another 30 …

Antarctic sea ice hitting historic lows
MercoPress, 2023-04-18
A website specialized in weather news published this past weekend a report stating that Antarctic sea ice reached another historic low after a trend of ice loss in recent years seems to have come …

Sir Elton John wants to celebrate end of farewell tour with family trip to Antarctic
Metro on, 2023-04-18
Musical icon Sir Elton John ’s husband David Furnish has revealed their plans for a family trip to the Antarctic once the singer wraps up his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.

Elton John wants to celebrate end of farewell tour with trip to Antarctic
The Mirror, 2023-04-17
The pop legend, 76, whose European tour including a Glastonbury date ends this July, is already planning the trip with husband David Furnish and sons Zachary, 12, and Elijah, 10