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Southern Ocean ecosystems scientist named ‘Superstar of STEM’

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Southern Ocean ecosystems scientist named ‘Superstar of STEM’

- Southern Ocean ecosystems scientist named Superstar of STEM A passion for the ocean, maths and communication has proven a powerful combination for ecosystems modeller Dr Jess Melbourne Thomas, who was today announced as a participant in the ‘2017 Superstars of STEM Program’. Dr Melbourne-Thomas, who works at the Australian Antarctic Division and Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, is one of 30 women selected to take part in the program
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Climate change may cause huge expansion to ice-free areas across

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Climate change may cause huge expansion to ice-free areas across

- Led under the Australian Antarctic Program by PhD student Jasmine Lee and Australian Antarctic Division senior research scientist, Dr Aleks Terauds, the research shows a warming climate will cause ice-free areas to expand and join together. “While this might provide new areas for native species to colonise, it could also result in the spread of invasive species, and in the long-term, the extinction of less competitive native species,” Dr Terauds said
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Radioactive gas leaks atmospheric secrets

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Radioactive gas leaks atmospheric secrets

- “Radon” sounds like it could belong in the realms of science fiction, but it’s actually a natural, radioactive gas released by soils and rocks, as well as building materials made from these sources. While exposure to high levels of radon has health implications, the properties that make it a health-hazard also make it useful for atmospheric research. In collaboration with Australian Antarctic Program researchers, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has been running a radon detector at Macquarie Island for the past six years
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Australian students chance to fly to Antarctica

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Australian students chance to fly to Antarctica

- An Antarctic experience of a lifetime is on offer for Australian students who win a national competition to name the nation’s new icebreaker vessel, with a flight to Antarctica on offer to the winning entry. Up to 12 students will fly to Antarctica for a day and Hawthorn West Primary School students were excited to hear that they could become the first children to fly to Antarctica and land on the continent as part of the Australian Antarctic Program
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Antarctic Arts Fellowship offers icy inspiration

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Antarctic Arts Fellowship offers icy inspiration

- Artists and writers keen for an icy inspiration are invited to apply for the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship. The Arts Fellows travel south by ship or plane, and spend time at Australia’s Antarctic research stations. “This is an opportunity for creative communicators to interpret the Antarctic environment and their experiences within it, and share it with others on their return,” Dr Gales said
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New Antarctic conservation laws

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New Antarctic conservation laws

- New Antarctic conservation laws Antarctic animals and plants will be better protected by new conservation laws which have recently come into effect. provide the ability for the Minister for the Environment and Energy to declare invertebrates as specially protected species, and specify restrictions on the taking of native invertebrates; enhance the protections afforded to protect specially protected species; strengthen the permitting system to better control the authorised introduction of
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Model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker on public display

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Model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker on public display

- Model of Australias new Antarctic icebreaker on public display Australias new Antarctic icebreaker is on public display for the first time at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. (Photo: Eliza Grey) A model of Australia’s new Antarctic icebreaker will be on public display for the first time at the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. The one-metre-long model, will sit alongside a model of the first Australian
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Beautiful black browed albatross a focus on Macquarie Island

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Beautiful black browed albatross a focus on Macquarie Island

- Beautiful black browed albatross a focus on Macquarie Island Scientists have successfully deployed miniature GPS loggers on threatened black browed albatross on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island to find out more about the foraging habits of the birds. Approximately 40 pairs of black browed albatross breed on the steep slopes of the remote Island, and this summer researchers attached five loggers to the breeding birds. Chief Investigator from the Tasmanian Department Primary
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Arctic air to bring subzero temps plus snow

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Arctic air to bring subzero temps plus snow

- But while residents can count on the cold, it's hard to say where the snow is going to fall. Amanda Lee, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks, said there's going to be plenty of snow falling somewhere—but models don't show where in eastern North Dakota or northwest Minnesota that snow will hit the hardest. "It's pretty safe to say that somebody will get in that 6-to-10-inch
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Greenland's thaw melts a climate-change skeptic

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Greenland's thaw melts a climate-change skeptic

- PETERMANN ICE SHELF, Greenland – Half a decade before he took this trip to the farthest reaches of the north, Andreas Muenchow had his doubts about whether warming temperatures were causing one of the world's great platforms of ice to melt and fall apart. He even stood before Congress in 2010 and balked on whether climate change might have caused a mammoth chunk of ice, four times the size of
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Updated: Greenland's thaw melts a climate-change skeptic

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Updated: Greenland's thaw melts a climate-change skeptic

- .... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........PETERMANN ICE SHELF, Greenland – Half a decade before he took this trip to the farthest reaches of the north, Andreas Muenchow had his doubts about whether warming temperatures were causing one of the world’s great platforms of ice to melt and fall apart. He even stood before Congress in 2010 and balked
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PDX could see coldest start to new year since 1979

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PDX could see coldest start to new year since 1979

- PORTLAND, Ore. — An arctic blast bringing below-freezing wind chills could being the coldest start to the new year since 1979, according to the National Weather Service. Saturday's storm system drops down into the area by 10 p.m. and snow levels will drop to about 1,000 feet. We'll see a mix of snow and rain showers overnight with very little accumulation. Most likely, the Portland metro area will only see
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Tevez signs for Shanghai Shenhua - club - Football

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Tevez signs for Shanghai Shenhua - club - Football

- Shanghai (AFP) - Argentina's former Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has signed for Shanghai Shenhua in the latest big-money Chinese deal, the club said Thursday. The acquisition of the 32-year-old from Buenos Aires side Boca Juniors will "greatly enhance" the team's front line, Shenhua said on a verified social media account. "The club looks forward to Tevez helping Greenland Shenhua attack cities and strike stockades in Asian
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Tevez agrees to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua - Football

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Tevez agrees to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua - Football

- (Reuters) - Argentine striker Carlos Tevez will join Shanghai Shenhua from boyhood club Boca Juniors, the Chinese Super League side said on Thursday. "Shanghai Greenland Shenhua FC reached a transfer agreement with Argentina Club Atletico Boca Juniors. Carlos Alberto Tevez is officially joined Shanghai Shenhua," the club said in a statement on its website (www.shenhuafc.com.cn). Although no financial details of the deal were released, media reports have suggested that the
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Super-warm Arctic winter 'extremely unlikely' without climate change, scientists say

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Super-warm Arctic winter 'extremely unlikely' without climate change, scientists say

- Hit by a second bout of extremely warm winter temperatures in recent days, the seasonal growth of floating sea ice has flattened out, just as it did when hit by similarly dramatic heat in November. The area of the Arctic Ocean covered by sea ice is currently far smaller than it was in 2012 at this time of year. And while 2012 holds the all-time record for lowest ice extent
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Reindeer herding in Russia’s Arctic

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Reindeer herding in Russia’s Arctic

- Close Published on 14:26 December 26, 2016 In Russia’s remote Arctic regions, reindeer herding has been a way of life for centuries. Each winter, herders in Russia’s sparsely populated Nenets Autonomous District corral their reindeer into open-air pens before selecting weak animals to be culled. . In Russia’s remote Arctic regions, reindeer herding has been a way of life for centuries. Each winter, herders in Russia’s sparsely populated Nenets Autonomous
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Christmas memories: Salvation on a snowy rooftop

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Christmas memories: Salvation on a snowy rooftop

- Kurt Mayer KurtMayer7 One year when my youngest was still small enough to know that the North Pole was the wintertime center of the world, we had a little Christmas crisis. It was my doing, and therefore mine to undo. (Major spoiler alert: If you’ve got young believers in the household, this story’s not for them.) In the flurry of holiday prep that is both the ritualistic joy and
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Finnish phone app finds reindeer, helps to avoid road kill

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Finnish phone app finds reindeer, helps to avoid road kill

- There's good news for Rudolph and his friends — an app is helping officials reduce the number of reindeer killed in traffic accidents in Finland. Some 300,000 reindeer freely wander the wilds of Lapland in Arctic Finland. An estimated 4,000 are killed every year through road accidents, officials say, and compensation to reindeer herders can be expensive. Most of the accidents occur during the dark winter months when the animals
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Politics & Government

  • Trump-proofing? Obama makes last-minute moves
    Trump-proofing? Obama makes last-minute moves

    , bostonglobe.com

    President Barack Obama on Tuesday banned millions of acres of federally-owned land in the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean from offshore oil and gas drilling, a move experts say is likely to be challenged by incoming president Donald Trump, but unlikely to be quickly reversed. It’s just the latest step the Democratic administration has taken since the election to enact rules and policies in the president’s final days in power,
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Sports

  • Colony Knights claim Class 4A state wrestling crown
    Colony Knights claim Class 4A state wrestling crown

    , adn.com

    North Pole's Bradley Antesberger delivered the win of the night with a buzzer-beating takedown over Colony's Robert Haan, but it was Haan and the Knights who came away with the team title Saturday at the Class 4A state wrestling tournament. The Knights earned individual titles from Dawson Nash at 182 pounds and Rush Fannon at 113 on their way to 269.5 points — 24 more than second-place Wasilla. "We have
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Business

  • 81-year-old woman first to buy legal pot in Alaska
    81-year-old woman first to buy legal pot in Alaska

    , abc7chicago.com

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Possibly the unlikeliest customer of all became the first person to legally buy marijuana in Alaska's largest city. Anna Ercoli, 81, pulled into Arctic Herbery's small parking lot at 8:30 a.m., 3 hours before the store was to open and become the first legal retail marijuana store in Anchorage. She was waiting at the store when owner Bryant Thorp pulled in Thursday morning. He gave her a
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Technology

  • Canberra virtual reality company builds the ultimate Santa's Village
    Canberra virtual reality company builds the ultimate Santa's Village

    , smh.com.au

    How many Canberra architects can say they're the visionary behind Santa Claus's house at the North Pole? As of today, there's at least one. Reality in Bytes director and local architect Alex D'Ambrosio has spent the past six months working on a dream project - he's drawn up plans for not only the Claus's house but also an entire Santa Village. Reality in Bytes' new website - - is a
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Health

  • Santa steals away from North Pole to visit kids at Children's Hospital
    Santa steals away from North Pole to visit kids at Children's Hospital

    , omaha.com

    Grace Fry didn’t know that her Monday morning would include a one-on-one with the man responsible for spreading Christmas cheer and, of course, presents. But as the 9-year-old sat in the window seat of her room at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, she spotted Santa waving, not from his sleigh led by reindeer, but from a helicopter. Santa also traded in his elves for the day. Instead, he teamed up
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Society & Culture

  • Christmas memories: Salvation on a snowy rooftop
    Christmas memories: Salvation on a snowy rooftop

    , providencejournal.com

    Kurt Mayer KurtMayer7 One year when my youngest was still small enough to know that the North Pole was the wintertime center of the world, we had a little Christmas crisis. It was my doing, and therefore mine to undo. (Major spoiler alert: If you’ve got young believers in the household, this story’s not for them.) In the flurry of holiday prep that is both the ritualistic joy and
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Antarctic Arts Fellowship offers icy inspiration
    Antarctic Arts Fellowship offers icy inspiration

    , antarctica.gov.au

    Artists and writers keen for an icy inspiration are invited to apply for the Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship. The Arts Fellows travel south by ship or plane, and spend time at Australia’s Antarctic research stations. “This is an opportunity for creative communicators to interpret the Antarctic environment and their experiences within it, and share it with others on their return,” Dr Gales said
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Education

  • Australian students chance to fly to Antarctica
    Australian students chance to fly to Antarctica

    , antarctica.gov.au

    An Antarctic experience of a lifetime is on offer for Australian students who win a national competition to name the nation’s new icebreaker vessel, with a flight to Antarctica on offer to the winning entry. Up to 12 students will fly to Antarctica for a day and Hawthorn West Primary School students were excited to hear that they could become the first children to fly to Antarctica and land on the continent as part of the Australian Antarctic Program
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Farming

  • Reindeer herding in Russia’s Arctic
    Reindeer herding in Russia’s Arctic

    , gulfnews.com

    Close Published on 14:26 December 26, 2016 In Russia’s remote Arctic regions, reindeer herding has been a way of life for centuries. Each winter, herders in Russia’s sparsely populated Nenets Autonomous District corral their reindeer into open-air pens before selecting weak animals to be culled. . In Russia’s remote Arctic regions, reindeer herding has been a way of life for centuries. Each winter, herders in Russia’s sparsely populated Nenets Autonomous
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Travel & Recreation

  • Inside the world's first permanent frozen hotel
    Inside the world's first permanent frozen hotel

    , ajc.com

    Want to vacation like Elsa this holiday season? Book a trip to northern Sweden and stay at the world's first-ever permanent ice hotel, Sweden's . The original ICEHOTEL, a pop-up that has been built and rebuilt every winter, was the world's first hotel made of snow and ice when it opened in 1989, . Located 200 kilometers north of the Arctic circle in Jukkasjärvi, the hotel features . According to
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Science & Nature

  • Northern Alaska heat wave brings record temperature to Deadhorse
    Northern Alaska heat wave brings record temperature to Deadhorse

    , adn.com

    A heat wave in Interior and northern Alaska brought a record-high temperature to Deadhorse Wednesday, with the National Weather Service reporting a high of 84 degrees at the industrial site near the edge of the Arctic Ocean. There were temperatures in the 80s across a wide region, with Bettles and Eagle reporting 85 and Fairbanks and Nenana climbing to 87 at 6 p.m. Fort Yukon rose to 84. With midafternoon
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Life & Style

  • South Georgia man accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend in Delaware
    South Georgia man accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend in Delaware

    , ajc.com

    A South Georgia man allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home and beat and strangled her, according to the Delaware News Journal. Robert Hill, 37, of Ashburn, was charged with home invasion, strangulation, assault and terroristic threatening, the newspaper reported. Hill also faces theft charges. According to the News Journal, Hill entered the woman’s Delaware apartment in Laurel, got into her bed as she was asleep and began punching her. Hill
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Law & Crime

  • Anchorage packs JBER for a show in the sky and on the ground
    Anchorage packs JBER for a show in the sky and on the ground

    , adn.com

    Buy Photo Stephanie Varner held onto her stroller with one hand and used the other to photograph her husband and 2-year-old son in the interior of a giant aircraft Saturday afternoon on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson during the Arctic Thunder air show and open house. Varner wore her U.S. Air Force uniform with a medic band wrapped around her arm. For her, the two-day show is a chance to mix work
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Real Estate

  • Anchorage sees first retail pot store open Thursday
    Anchorage sees first retail pot store open Thursday

    , yahoo.com

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The first retail marijuana store in Alaska's largest city is set to open Thursday, and so many people are expected at the small store that shuttle buses will ferry customers in. Owner Bryant Thorp has set the opening for high noon at Arctic Herbery, a small nondescript shop in a busy industrial and residential area of midtown Anchorage. People are expected to line up well before
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Motoring

  • Кроссовер Nissan X-Trail Arctic 360: спецсерия из 900 машин
    Кроссовер Nissan X-Trail Arctic 360: спецсерия из 900 машин

    , autoreview.ru

    Главная особенность комплектации Arctic 360 — автономный жидкостный предпусковой подогреватель Eberspächer с дистанционным управлением. Задавать режим работы можно со стационарных или мобильных телефонов, а также с помощью приложения для смартфонов. Из других отличий — 18-дюймовые колеса черного цвета и оригинальные шильдики. «Арктическими» станут кроссоверы в исполнении SE+, LE Urban+ и LE+, то есть все версии, имеющие камеры кругового обзора, на что и намекает число 360 в названии комплектации. Причем подогреватель
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Media & Information

  • Could Scott of the Antarctic really have died saving the planet from aliens?
    Could Scott of the Antarctic really have died saving the planet from aliens?

    , manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    Legendary explorer Captain Scott finds himself at the centre of a conspiracy theory in a new theatre show. The production, Great Scott!, opens at Sale Waterside on May 21 and proposes a theory behind Scott of the Antarctic’s fatal march to the Pole. “A friend of mine about 18 months ago started posting links to conspiracy theory websites on social media,” says artistic director Mark Dawson, of Gonzo Moose. “I
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