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China Interested in Cooperating With Russia on Antarctic Exploration - Sputnik International

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 04:21

Sputnik International

China Interested in Cooperating With Russia on Antarctic Exploration
Sputnik International
According to Valery Lukin, head of the Russian Antarctic Expedition, the memorandum was initiated by the Chinese side during a series of international meetings on the development of cooperation in the Antarctic which are currently under way in Beijing.

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Liability cover for Antarctic waters - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 04:00

Liability cover for Antarctic waters
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
The issue of liability arising from environmental emergencies in Antarctic waters is part of discussions at the 40th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Beijing, China (23 May – 1 June). Amongst other maritime safety and environmental protection ...

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Australia urged to spend more on 'criminally underfunded' Antarctic ... - ABC Online

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:49

ABC Online

Australia urged to spend more on 'criminally underfunded' Antarctic ...
ABC Online
Australia is being urged to increase the budget for its "criminally underfunded" Antarctic program, as a major meeting on the future of the ice continent takes ...

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China signs Arctic and Antarctic MoUs with 6 countries - Global Times

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:42

Mining Journal (subscription)

China signs Arctic and Antarctic MoUs with 6 countries
Global Times
China has signed bilateral memorandum of understandings (MoUs) on Arctic and Antarctic cooperation with the US, Russia, Germany, Norway, Chile and Argentina on Thursday, the country's latest move to actively participate in cooperation and exchanges ...
“China has made no plans for mining activity in Antarctica”Mining Journal (subscription)
Russia, China sign memorandum on cooperation in AntarcticaTASS

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Turkey to establish its own Antarctic base in 10 years - Anadolu Agency

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 07:30

Anadolu Agency

Turkey to establish its own Antarctic base in 10 years
Anadolu Agency
Turkey will establish a base in Antarctica in the next five to 10 years, according to Ersan Basar, assistant professor in maritime transportation and management ...

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Zhang Gaoli: Adhere to the Principle and Spirit of the Antarctic Treaty to Better Understand, Protect and Utilize ... - MFA China

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 03:10

Xinhua

Zhang Gaoli: Adhere to the Principle and Spirit of the Antarctic Treaty to Better Understand, Protect and Utilize ...
MFA China
Zhang Gaoli Stresses to Adhere to the Principle and Spirit of the Antarctic Treaty to Better Understand, Protect and Utilize the Antarctica on the Opening Ceremony of the 40th ATCM. On May 23, 2017, the 40th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) ...
China signs Arctic and Antarctic MoUs with 6 countriesGlobal Times
“China has made no plans for mining activity in Antarctica”Mining Journal (subscription)
Russia, China sign memorandum on cooperation in AntarcticaTASS
Xinhua -ecns
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New Funding for Antarctic Presence and Science - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:46

The National Business Review

New Funding for Antarctic Presence and Science
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Antarctic science drives our presence in Antarctica and underpins New Zealand's strategic interests in the region. The announcement of a Strategic Science Investment Fund platform dedicated to Antarctic science provides assurance that New Zealand will ...
Antarctic Scott Base revamp on cards with $4m allocated to Kiwi base in budgetTVNZ

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Antarctic Scott Base revamp on cards with $4m allocated to Kiwi base in budget - TVNZ

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 23:45

The National Business Review

Antarctic Scott Base revamp on cards with $4m allocated to Kiwi base in budget
TVNZ
Antarctic Scott Base revamp on cards with $4m allocated to Kiwi base in budget. now. share. Source: NZN. New Zealand certainly isn't giving Antarctica the cold shoulder, pouring $9.6 million into its presence on the icy continent in the coming years ...
Budget 2017: Government ups spending on science and innovationThe National Business Review

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Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green - HuffPost

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 05:12

HuffPost

Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green
HuffPost
Moss banks are found sporadically along the Antarctic Peninsula, where the slow-growing plants have accumulated over many millennia. Thanks to Antarctica's cold conditions, deep layers of old moss have been “exceptionally well-preserved,” said ...

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Leidos to Brief Potential Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization ... - GovConWire

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:34

Leidos to Brief Potential Antarctic Infrastructure Modernization ...
GovConWire
TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 23, 2017 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) seeks to connect with potential subcontractors for several projects under the National Science ...

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China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development - Prensa Latina

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:36

Prensa Latina

China in Favor of Peaceful and Sustainable Antarctic Development
Prensa Latina
The report entitled 'China's Antarctic Activities', which details China's work in the area over the past three decades, clarifies that China has established a national Antarctic Observation Network and a system of basic exploration and scientific ...
China pledges peaceful development in AntarcticaXinhua
China to expand its presence in AntarcticaThe Straits Times
China says no mining in its immediate plans for AntarcticaNew Jersey Herald
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Alien base in the Antarctic? ET hunter claims this is a crashed UFO at the South Pole - Express.co.uk

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 07:46

Express.co.uk

Alien base in the Antarctic? ET hunter claims this is a crashed UFO at the South Pole
Express.co.uk
Theories about secret bases in the Antarctic have circulated for years – with one conspiracy detailing that the Nazis had secret bases in the southernmost continent which they used to experiment on captured UFOs during WWII. But, his staggering claim ...

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Congressional medals awarded to Byrd's Antarctic expedition, May 23, 1930 - Politico

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 23:05

Politico

Congressional medals awarded to Byrd's Antarctic expedition, May 23, 1930
Politico
On this day in 1930, President Herbert Hoover signed legislation awarding congressional gold, silver and bronze medals to members of an Antarctic expedition led by Rear Adm. Richard Byrd. On Nov. 28, 1929, Byrd, a pioneering aviator and polar explorer, ...

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'We reject … it's not value for money' - The Mercury

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:47

The Mercury

'We reject … it's not value for money'
The Mercury
FEDERAL bureaucrats have rejected the findings of an audit that Australia's new $1.9 billion Antarctic icebreaker isn't good value for money. The contract to build a replacement for the Aurora Australis — which is chartered by the Australian Antarctic ...

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Collapse of Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Trigger Rapid Sea Level Rise - Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 17:52

Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Collapse of Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Trigger Rapid Sea Level Rise
Chicago Tonight | WTTW
New research from climate scientists suggests that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could melt far more quickly than was previously thought. The ice sheet is larger than Mexico and if it does disintegrate the resulting rapid sea level rise could threaten ...

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Rapid greening taking place along the Antarctic Peninsula - AccuWeather.com (blog)

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:40

CleanTechnica

Rapid greening taking place along the Antarctic Peninsula
AccuWeather.com (blog)
It has already been documented that climate change is causing increased winds and precipitation along the Antarctic peninsula. In addition, a new study led by the University of Exeter (UK) has determined that climate change is also likely causing a ...
Rapid Biological Changes Occurring On Antarctic Peninsula, Research FindsCleanTechnica
Rising Temperatures Alter Antarctic Peninsula Landscape Into Greener ContinentScience Times
Climate change is increasingly turning Antarctica greenNew Atlas
National Geographic Australia -Lab Manager Magazine
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China expands its Antarctic ambitions - Christian Science Monitor

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:46

Christian Science Monitor

China expands its Antarctic ambitions
Christian Science Monitor
China signed the Antarctic treaty in 1983 and has since established four research stations. It plans to start construction of an airfield later this year and a fifth research station as early as 2018, and has a new icebreaker under construction to ...
China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica - ABC NewsABC News
China releases report on Antarctic developmentXinhua
China to detail its Antarctic ambitions at treaty meetingWHIO
ecns -gbtimes
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Antarctic Warming Threatens World's Second Largest Ice Shelf - EcoWatch

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:33

EcoWatch

Antarctic Warming Threatens World's Second Largest Ice Shelf
EcoWatch
The Southern Ocean will have been irrevocably changed. The ice will lose its anchorage on the sea floor. This had served as a brake on glacial movement from the Antarctic mainland, so the flow of glacial ice from the continent to the sea will increase.

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China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica - ABC News - ABC News

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:30

Christian Science Monitor

China says no mining in its immediate plans for Antarctica - ABC News
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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2015 file photo, Wenjun Li, a marine chemist from China, walks along the beach in search of samples in Punta Hanna, Livingston Island, ...
China expands its Antarctic ambitionsChristian Science Monitor
China releases report on Antarctic developmentXinhua
Antarctic capacity will be boostedecns
The News Tribune
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Antarctic Warming Threatens World's Second Largest Ice Shelf - EcoWatch

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 08:16

EcoWatch

Antarctic Warming Threatens World's Second Largest Ice Shelf
EcoWatch
Ice shelves line 75 percent of the Antarctic coastline. The biggest ones are the Ross and Ronne-Filchner ice shelves, marked here in red and dark blue. National Snow and Ice Data Centre. The change begins in the sea itself. Ice melts in summer and ...

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