Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Bummer: Federal shutdown might hinder NSF from spending nearly $400 million in Antarctica again this year

Federal government shutdown means Antarctic research stations close as research season begins | Star Tribune
WASHINGTON — The federal government shutdown is reaching all the way down to the South Pole.
The NSF runs three stations in Antarctica spending just under $400 million a year there. It often takes weeks for some 1200 researchers who spend Antarctic spring and summer there to get to the southern continent by boat or plane.

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