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Thursday, October 10, 2013

US shutdown puts freeze on Antarctic research

US shutdown puts freeze on Antarctic research
Wellington (AFP) Oct 09, 2013 - The government shutdown in Washington has forced US bases half a world away in Antarctica to suspend research as they go into "caretaker" mode, the National Science Foundation (NSF)said Wednesday. In an unprecedented development that scientists described as "tragic", the US-based foundation said logistical support funding for the US Antarctic Program (USAP) will dry up early next week and co ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/US_shutdown_puts_freeze_on_Antarctic_research_999.html

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