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UK ministers face a grilling as Russian ship heads back from Antarctic ‘prospecting’ push

UK ministers face a grilling as Russian ship heads back from Antarctic ‘prospecting’ push

An MP-led inquiry at Westminster on Wednesday is poised to question ministers over the Kremlin’s oil and gas search aboard a US-sanctioned Antarctic ship first reported by Daily Maverick. Russian government records show the vessel’s owner, state mineral explorer Rosgeo, is deeply interested in polar hydrocarbons that may be buried within claimed British Antarctic territory.

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.

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