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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Record sea ice retreat has Antarctic experts worried for wildlife, climateat 18.5 million square kilometres on August 28 — close to the lowest winter lev
Record sea ice retreat has Antarctic experts worried for wildlife, climate
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
at 18.5 million square kilometres on August 28 — close to the lowest winter level on record. The situation has forced the Australian Antarctic Division to rethink its upcoming expeditions due to the danger of heavy equipment breaking through the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Hunt shifts blame over Macquarie Island shutdown away from Governmentbase on Macquarie Island away from the Government. It follows a confusing abou
Hunt shifts blame over Macquarie Island shutdown away from Government
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 5 days ago
base on Macquarie Island away from the Government. It follows a confusing about-face on the station's closure after the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) announced last week that the station would close in March. Just four days later, federal... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Macquarie Island scientists urge government to upgrade basefollows a tumultuous week for the remote island which is roughly halfway betwee
Macquarie Island scientists urge government to upgrade base
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
follows a tumultuous week for the remote island which is roughly halfway between Tasmania and Antarctica. On Tuesday the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) announced researchers would no longer work year round there, instead just working from... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Hodgman claims credit for federal intervention on Macquarie Islandis taking credit for the Federal Government's support for the Macquarie Island
Hodgman claims credit for federal intervention on Macquarie Island
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
is taking credit for the Federal Government's support for the Macquarie Island research station. Earlier this week, the Australian Antarctic Division announced it would shift to summer-only activities on the sub-Antarctic island. After intense... Read more
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The Border Mail
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
The Border Mail / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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The Courier
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
The Courier / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
Northern Daily Leader
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
The Young Witness
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
The Young Witness / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
Western Advocate
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
Western Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
Kiama Independent / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
Manning River Times
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
Manning River Times / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
Goondiwindi Argus
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
Daily Liberal
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
Daily Liberal / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
Illawarra Mercury
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
WA Today
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
WA Today / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
The Age
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
The Age / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
Sydney Morning Herald
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Islandis a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological
Government backtracks on decision to end year-round presence on Macquarie Island
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 9 days ago
is a real opportunity now to not only ensure the scientific and meteorological research undertaken from the Australian Antarctic Division base continues, but to invest in new facilities, particularly as the existing base is subject... Read more
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9d
News.com.au
Macquarie Island research base consideredat options to keep a year-round presence on the sub-Antarctic landmass. After
Macquarie Island research base considered
News.com.au / Posted 9 days ago
at options to keep a year-round presence on the sub-Antarctic landmass. After almost 70 years of permanent operation, the Australian Antarctic Division on Tuesday said it would shut down the ageing base in March, with scientists instead to make... Read more
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9d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Macquarie Island decision reconsidered after public backlashGovernment has announced it is looking at continuing a year-round presence on M
Macquarie Island decision reconsidered after public backlash
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
Government has announced it is looking at continuing a year-round presence on Macquarie Island. Earlier this week the Australian Antarctic Division revealed its plans to close its research station on the island in March, in favour of... Read more
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10d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Macquarie Island base shutdown 'a slap in the face'as a "slap in the face" to Australian science. Key points: The group is one o
Macquarie Island base shutdown 'a slap in the face'
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
as a "slap in the face" to Australian science. Key points: The group is one of a number to voice their concerns over the Australian Antarctic Division shutting its research station in March, in favour of summer research from field huts. Dr Eric... Read more
11d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Weather forecasting under threat with Macquarie Island shutdownMacquarie Island research station will put weather forecasting at risk, a clima
Weather forecasting under threat with Macquarie Island shutdown
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 days ago
Macquarie Island research station will put weather forecasting at risk, a climate scientist has warned. Key points: The Australian Antarctic Division announced on Tuesday to close the station in March next year and restrict research to field... Read more
11d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Penguin oil, seal rides: What you might not know about Macquarie Islandwhere you can experience the wind chill factor and "stroll" through vegetation
Penguin oil, seal rides: What you might not know about Macquarie Island
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 days ago
where you can experience the wind chill factor and "stroll" through vegetation from the island.What now for Macca? The Australian Antarctic Division has announced the station is no longer viable and will close in March. It is blaming ageing... Read more
11d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Scientist fears for Macquarie Island's futurescientist with decades of experience visiting Macquarie Island holds grave conc
Scientist fears for Macquarie Island's future
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 days ago
scientist with decades of experience visiting Macquarie Island holds grave concerns for the future of its environment. The Australian Antarctic Division announced on Monday the permanent research station on Macquarie Island will close in March next... Read more
11d
Sky News Australia
Macquarie Island base cut shocks Tas govtfederal decision to close the permanent research station on the sub-Antarctic M
Macquarie Island base cut shocks Tas govt
Sky News Australia / Posted 11 days ago
federal decision to close the permanent research station on the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island southeast of his state. The Australian Antarctic Division announced on Tuesday the base, which has been staffed year-round for almost 70 years, will... Read more
11d
News.com.au
Macquarie Island base cut shocks Tas govtfederal decision to close the permanent research station on the sub-Antarctic M
Macquarie Island base cut shocks Tas govt
News.com.au / Posted 11 days ago
federal decision to close the permanent research station on the sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island southeast of his state. The Australian Antarctic Division announced on Tuesday the base, which has been staffed year-round for almost 70 years, will... Read more
11d
Sky News Australia
Labor condemns research base closurein 1948, the ageing station needs a 'very large investment' to keep it safe for
Labor condemns research base closure
Sky News Australia / Posted 11 days ago
in 1948, the ageing station needs a 'very large investment' to keep it safe for people and the environment, the Australian Antarctic Division says. Opposition environment spokesman Tony Burke slammed the decision, saying it was a... Read more
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News.com.au
Labor slams Macquarie Island closurein 1948, the ageing station needs a "very large investment" to keep it safe for
Labor slams Macquarie Island closure
News.com.au / Posted 11 days ago
in 1948, the ageing station needs a "very large investment" to keep it safe for people and the environment, the Australian Antarctic Division says. Opposition environment spokesman Tony Burke slammed the decision, saying it was a... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Scientist fears for Macquarie Island's futurescientist with decades of experience visiting Macquarie Island holds grave conc
Scientist fears for Macquarie Island's future
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 days ago
scientist with decades of experience visiting Macquarie Island holds grave concerns for the future of its environment. The Australian Antarctic Division announced on Monday the permanent research station on Macquarie Island will close in March next... Read more
12d
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Australia to shut sub-Antarctic research stationan independent engineering investigation which highlighted growing safety, envi
Australia to shut sub-Antarctic research station
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 12 days ago
an independent engineering investigation which highlighted growing safety, environment and ocean inundation risks, the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) said. "Withdrawal of a permanent presence will be a further step towards minimising... Read more
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PhysOrg
Australia to shut sub-Antarctic research stationan independent engineering investigation which highlighted growing safety, envi
Australia to shut sub-Antarctic research station
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
an independent engineering investigation which highlighted growing safety, environment and ocean inundation risks, the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) said. "Withdrawal of a permanent presence will be a further step towards minimising... Read more
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12d
DW
Australia to shut sub-Antarctic research station on Macquarie Island |The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) said Tuesday it would shut down its Mac
Australia to shut sub-Antarctic research station on Macquarie Island |
DW / Posted 12 days ago
The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) said Tuesday it would shut down its Macquarie Island facility at the end of March 2017. The government agency has continuously operated a year-round research station on the sub-Antarctic island since 1948. In... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Macquarie Island research station to close in 2017said it was indicative of the federal approach to science in the region. "This
Macquarie Island research station to close in 2017
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 12 days ago
said it was indicative of the federal approach to science in the region. "This is just symptom of decades of cuts to the Australian Antarctic Division and our commitment to Southern Ocean science," he said. Former AAD director, Tony Press, told... Read more
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News.com.au
70-old Macquarie Island base to closein 1948, the island's ageing station needs a "very large investment" to keep it
70-old Macquarie Island base to close
News.com.au / Posted 12 days ago
in 1948, the island's ageing station needs a "very large investment" to keep it safe for people and the environment, Australian Antarctic Division boss Nick Gales said on Tuesday. And it's a price the division isn't willing to pay. The base... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Australia’s Macquarie Islandhave been in touch with the base and they did feel it, but only slightly. They’
6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Australia’s Macquarie Island
Manila Bulletin / Posted 16 days ago
have been in touch with the base and they did feel it, but only slightly. They’re all fine and there is no damage,” an Australian Antarctic Division spokeswoman told AFP. No tsunami warning was issued. Macquarie Island, which is 34 kilometres... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Strong 6.3-magnitude quake strikes off Australian Antarctic basehave been in touch with the base and they did feel it, but only slightly. They'
Strong 6.3-magnitude quake strikes off Australian Antarctic base
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
have been in touch with the base and they did feel it, but only slightly. They're all fine and there is no damage," an Australian Antarctic Division spokeswoman told AFP. No tsunami warning was issued. Macquarie Island, which is 34 kilometres... Read more
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Daily Liberal
State wins bid for major Antarctic conferenceto showcase their Antarctic capabilities, and the Tasmanian Government has comm
State wins bid for major Antarctic conference
Daily Liberal / Posted 25 days ago
to showcase their Antarctic capabilities, and the Tasmanian Government has committed $100,000, in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division, to bring them to the state,” Mr Hodgman added. Business Events Tasmania estimated the... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
State wins bid for major Antarctic conferenceto showcase their Antarctic capabilities, and the Tasmanian Government has comm
State wins bid for major Antarctic conference
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 25 days ago
to showcase their Antarctic capabilities, and the Tasmanian Government has committed $100,000, in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division, to bring them to the state,” Mr Hodgman added. Business Events Tasmania estimated the... Read more
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The Young Witness
State wins bid for major Antarctic conferenceto showcase their Antarctic capabilities, and the Tasmanian Government has comm
State wins bid for major Antarctic conference
The Young Witness / Posted 25 days ago
to showcase their Antarctic capabilities, and the Tasmanian Government has committed $100,000, in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division, to bring them to the state,” Mr Hodgman added. Business Events Tasmania estimated the... Read more
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Western Advocate
State wins bid for major Antarctic conferenceto showcase their Antarctic capabilities, and the Tasmanian Government has comm
State wins bid for major Antarctic conference
Western Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
to showcase their Antarctic capabilities, and the Tasmanian Government has committed $100,000, in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division, to bring them to the state,” Mr Hodgman added. Business Events Tasmania estimated the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
State wins bid for major Antarctic conferenceto showcase their Antarctic capabilities, and the Tasmanian Government has comm
State wins bid for major Antarctic conference
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 25 days ago
to showcase their Antarctic capabilities, and the Tasmanian Government has committed $100,000, in partnership with the Australian Antarctic Division, to bring them to the state,” Mr Hodgman added. Business Events Tasmania estimated the... Read more
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26d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Wikibomb dropped to raise profile of female scientists in Antarcticafemale Antarctic research role models there are," Dr Shaw said. "In Australia,
Wikibomb dropped to raise profile of female scientists in Antarctica
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 26 days ago
female Antarctic research role models there are," Dr Shaw said. "In Australia, our new chief scientist at the Australian Antarctic Division is a woman — but we still have a long way to go. "There is a leaky pipeline from female... Read more
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Canberra Times
LA Larkin's Devour a chilling Antarctic thrillerUniversity of Bristol, the scientist who led the ill-fated 2012 expedition to L
LA Larkin's Devour a chilling Antarctic thriller
Canberra Times / Posted 27 days ago
University of Bristol, the scientist who led the ill-fated 2012 expedition to Lake Ellsworth. She also spent time with the Australian Antarctic Division in Tasmania learning about the equipment and techniques that are used on the ice. "I want to... Read more
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The Age
LA Larkin's Devour a chilling Antarctic thrillerUniversity of Bristol, the scientist who led the ill-fated 2012 expedition to L
LA Larkin's Devour a chilling Antarctic thriller
The Age / Posted 27 days ago
University of Bristol, the scientist who led the ill-fated 2012 expedition to Lake Ellsworth. She also spent time with the Australian Antarctic Division in Tasmania learning about the equipment and techniques that are used on the ice. "I want to... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
LA Larkin's Devour a chilling Antarctic thrillerUniversity of Bristol, the scientist who led the ill-fated 2012 expedition to L
LA Larkin's Devour a chilling Antarctic thriller
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 27 days ago
University of Bristol, the scientist who led the ill-fated 2012 expedition to Lake Ellsworth. She also spent time with the Australian Antarctic Division in Tasmania learning about the equipment and techniques that are used on the ice. "I want to... Read more
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WA Today
LA Larkin's Devour a chilling Antarctic thrillerUniversity of Bristol, the scientist who led the ill-fated 2012 expedition to L
LA Larkin's Devour a chilling Antarctic thriller
WA Today / Posted 27 days ago
University of Bristol, the scientist who led the ill-fated 2012 expedition to Lake Ellsworth. She also spent time with the Australian Antarctic Division in Tasmania learning about the equipment and techniques that are used on the ice. "I want to... Read more
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