Friday Feb 28
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Postcard from Antarctica
The Russian minister of natural resources shares his experience of a visit to the Antarctic and talks about the challenges faced by those who work at research stations there.
Malaysian National News Agency
Chile: Southern Cities Ban Plastic Bags In Effort To Keep Patagonia Pristine
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Feb 18 -- Punta Arenas took a significant step last month toward stemming the tide of about 26 million plastic bags used annually in the popular tourist hub, passing an ordinance to ban commercial use of the polyethylene products that en masse cause both an eyesore and an environmental hazard.
Australis' Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego: World's Best Cruises
Just the name of the " Gauchos, Penguins and Glaciers " cruise, a five or six-night adventure aboard a cruise ship limited to between 136 and 210 passengers, gives a hint that this expedition to Southern Patagonia is far from your usual float.