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Curtain up for “Polar Jobs” on Labor Day

Curtain up for “Polar Jobs” on Labor Day

Polar regions are experiencing a hype not seen since the days of early polar exploration. This interest applies particularly to economic development and jobs in both the Arctic and Antarctic. On the one hand, everyone directly or indirectly connected to polar regions needs a workforce. On the other hand, those who live in or near […]

Behind the Ice Curtain: Antarctic Treaty talks conceal looming bird flu catastrophe

Behind the Ice Curtain: Antarctic Treaty talks conceal looming bird flu catastrophe

Cash-strapped scientists in Antarctica face ‘unimaginable’ challenges — from sampling a lethal virus on floating ice to fighting a ‘climate’ threat that could kill millions of wildlife, and even humans. Despite calls for global assistance, 29 states meeting in India next month remain entrenched in Cold War-era secrecy.

When a research station blends into the background – the opinion of the Adélie penguin

When a research station blends into the background – the opinion of the Adélie penguin

Penguins and researchers have been living together for over 50 years in Terre Adélie, where scientists from the Centre d’études biologiques de Chizé count birds and measure stress hormones in Adélie penguins in order to gain a better understanding of the impact of the environment and human activity on their life cycle.

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