Antarctic Watch Headlines 11/08/2022

Scientists Are Uncovering Ominous Waters Under Antarctic Ice
Wired, 2022-11-08
A super-pressurized, 290-mile-long river is running under the ice sheet. That could be bad news for sea-level rise.

Covid outbreak at Antarctic research station forces temporary travel ban
NBC News on, 2022-11-07
A Covid outbreak at McMurdo Station in Antarctica has forced U.S. officials to temporarily halt all travel to the remote outpost.

Russia, China block plans for Antarctic marine protections
Seattle Times, 2022-11-05
Russia and China have again blocked plans supported by the European Union, the United States and 23 other nations to protect three vast stretches of ocean around Antarctica from most fishing.

British Antarctic Survey participating at the UN COP27 convention in Egypt
MercoPress, 2022-11-08
BAS Ella showed work projecting future #polar #ClimateChange British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists will participate in the 27th session of the United Nations National Framework Convention on Climate Change, hosted by the Arab Republic of Egypt until 18 …

The mysterious river hidden under the Antarctic Ice Sheet that could be speeding up ice loss, study finds
Daily Mail, 2022-10-27
A river longer than the Thames has been discovered under the Antarctic Ice Sheet, and scientists say it could be speeding up ice loss as the climate warms. The 286 mile-long (460 km) waterway has …

BAS has launched its Antarctic field season with an ambitious range of projects
MercoPress, 2022-11-05
The British Antarctic Survey, BAS, Antarctic field season has begun, with a challenging and ambitious range of projects to be delivered at five BAS research stations and across the wider continent. Over 500 people are working in Antarctica this season on BAS research stations,

Ukraine takes over chairmanship of Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
Interfax, 2022-11-07
Ukraine has taken over chairmanship of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, Ukrainian Education and Science Minister Sergei Shkarlet said. “The 41st session of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources,

River longer than the Thames beneath Antarctic ice sheet could affect ice loss
Science Daily, 2022-10-27
An unexpected river under the Antarctic ice sheet affects the flow and melting of ice, potentially accelerating ice loss as the climate warms. The 460km-long river is revealed in a new study …