US Govt South Pole shutdown

THE United States federal government shutdown has reached as far as Antarctica. This week the National Science Foundation announced it had placed its three Antarctic scientific stations in deep freeze just as scientists were starting to turn up for the start of a new research season. A ship had been scheduled to arrive yesterday with several researchers, including those working on a long-term study that has tracked penguins since 1990. A skeleton staff will remain for safety and property protection, AP reports.
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