Brazil inaugurates rebuilt Antarctic research base



Brazilian officials inaugurated the country’s new Antarctica scientific base on King George Island Wednesday, nearly eight years after a deadly fire destroyed most of the previous compound. Speaking under a light snow at the Comandante Ferraz Antarctic Station, Vice President Hamilton Mourão praised the efforts that went into rebuilding the site, which now has 17 laboratories. “I salute the civilians and military who support, in this last frontier of the planet, Brazil’s contribution to world peace,” Hamourão said, applauding nearly 40 years of scientific research. Jefferson Simões, a Brazilian professor of glaciology and polar geography at the Federal University of Rio...

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