Antarctic Watch Headlines 12/25/2022

Research linking soot in Antarctic ice exclusively with early Māori fires was flawed—there were other sources elsewhere, 2022-12-22
When a recent study implicated forest fires set by early Māori in a hemisphere-wide rise in emissions, it ignited controversy.

Antarctic post office: A home for Christmas among the penguins
BBC, 2022-12-23
There are around 500 breeding pairs of gentoo penguins in Port Lockroy’s colony A group of four British women recently arrived on a remote Antarctic island to look after its population of passing tourists and penguins.

Current Antarctic conservation efforts are insufficient to avoid biodiversity declines, says study, 2022-12-22
Existing conservation efforts are insufficient to protect Antarctic ecosystems, and population declines are likely for 65% of the continent’s plants and wildlife by the year 2100, according to a study by Jasmine Rachael Lee at the University of Queensland,

Two-thirds of Antarctic plants and animals face being killed off by 2100, study claims
Yahoo, 2022-12-22
Researchers estimate 65 per cent of the continent’s plants and wildlife will suffer population decline by the year 2100

Man charged for alleged assault at Antarctic outpost
YAHOO!News, 2022-12-24
A search and rescue team member at a remote National Science Foundation outpost in Antarctica made his initial appearance in federal court Thursday after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a female co-worker.

Conservation efforts are not enough to save Antarctic wildlife
earth, 2022-12-23
A new study has revealed that conservation efforts in Antarctica are insufficient to protect local wildlife. The research, led by Jasmine Rachael Lee at the University of Queensland, predicts population declines for 65 percent of all Antarctic wildlife by the end of the century.

Most Antarctic animals and plants are set to decline by 2100
New Scientist on, 2022-12-22
Under a business-as-usual-scenario, 65 per cent of land animals and plants in the Antarctic will decline by the end of the century, with emperor penguins among those that will endure the steepest popu

Study: Efforts to conserve life in Antarctic not sufficient
talker on, 2022-12-23
Emperor penguins were found to be the most vulnerable. The post Study: Efforts to conserve life in Antarctic not sufficient appeared first on Talker.

Antarctic fellowship recipients announced on Antarctic Treaty anniversary
MercoPress, 2022-12-23
It was in support of the Antarctic Treaty’s unique mission that IAATO came into being 31 years ago, and in 2019 launched the Antarctic Fellowship with the intention of supporting talented early …