Antarctica & Arctic

July 31, 2014

DEADLINE: NSF Antarctic Reporting Opportunity

The National Science Foundation invites news media to apply for the opportunity to report from Antarctica. Proposals are sought from national broadcast networks — or network affiliates in major markets — that reach significant non-English-language audiences in the United States or are engaged in partnerships that would allow them to reach such audiences. Visit would occur sometime between October 2014 and January 2015. Deadline to apply: July 31st.

Bacteria Found Deep Under Antarctic Ice, Scientists Say

"For the first time, scientists report, they have found bacteria living in the cold and dark deep under the Antarctic ice, a discovery that might advance knowledge of how life could survive on other planets or moons and that offers the first glimpse of a vast ecosystem of microscopic life in underground lakes in Antarctica."

Source: NY Times, 02/08/2013

"White House, Key Congress Members Still Committed To Arctic Drilling"

"WASHINGTON -- Critics want a halt to offshore Arctic drilling in the wake of Shell's latest mishap in the waters off Alaska but there's no sign the Obama administration and key members of Congress are backing off their support for drilling in the sensitive region."

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 02/04/2013

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