Antarctic Watch Headlines 07/30/2022

New Antarctic study shows levels of ‘forever chemicals’ reaching the remote continent have been increasing
EurekAlert!, 2022-07-28
New evidence from Antarctica shows that toxic ‘fluorinated forever chemicals’ have increased markedly in the remote environment in recent decades and scientists believe CFC-replacements could be among likely sources.

Hidden ‘sponges’ may up Antarctic ice loss
The New Daily, 2022-07-28
Geological formations that hold vast amounts of groundwater under Antarctica’s ice sheet could be causing it to shrink more quickly, a new study suggests.

Two Boys Whose Toy Pirate Ship Crossed Atlantic Ocean Launch Antarctic Mission
Newsweek on, 2022-07-26
Two young brothers whose toy pirate ship sailed across the Atlantic are now recreating a Michael Palin book – by building two warships for an expedition to the Antarctic.

Press Pack: Tiny ships to set sail around the Antarctic
BBC, 2022-07-28
Brothers Ollie and Harry have set themselves a pretty unique after school project – building ships that will sail around one of the world’s most treacherous places!

30% Less Than Average: Antarctic Sea Ice Levels Lowest Ever Recorded
SciTech Daily, 2022-07-22
The ice levels were measured at almost 30% less than the average over the previous ten years. The Antarctic sea ice extent was the lowest since satellite monitoring started in 1978, according to a rec

ABC News: Re-creation of Shackleton’s Antarctic survival
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2022-07-29
In this news clip, witness an Australian scientist about to set out with five others to re-create Shackleton’s remarkable journey of survival, nearly 100 years later. The year was 1914 when Shackleton and his fellow expeditioners set off on their voyage.

Ex New Zealand PM John Key to guide Antarctic expedition cruise
The New Zealand Herald, 2022-07-29
Former prime minister Sir John Key will be joining an expedition ship south to Antarctica as a guest expert on New Zealand’s relation with the frozen continent. As a longtime advocate for Antarctica,

Indian Antarctic Bill: How India intends to save fragile Antarctic ecosystem to impede global climate change impact
timesnownews, 2022-07-25
Dakshin Gangotri, Maitri, and Bharati are the three research stations that India has operated in Antarctica for the past forty years. Currently operating and promoting scientific data for the nation’s use are Maitri and Bharati.

Indian Antarctic Bill — all about legislation aimed at protecting pristine Antarctica
ThePrint, 2022-07-29
Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022, passed in the Lok Sabha on 22 July, aims to extend India’s jurisdiction to the country’s research stations at the South Pole.

Govt to move ‘The Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022′ in RS
National Herald, 2022-07-28
Amid continuous disruption since the first day of the ongoing Monsoon Session, the Centre will on Thursday move ‘The Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022’ for consideration and passing in the Rajya Sabha