In the headlines
Arctic winds could cut temperatures in Ukraine to -20C, says The Times, imperilling refugees and turning Russian trucks and tanks into “40-tonne iron freezers”. Fuel shortages mean soldiers cannot run their engines to keep warm. The US and UK have joined forces to ban Russian oil imports, and McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Starbucks have suspended operations in Russia. With the country already cut off from Pornhub and Facebook, remarks one Twitter user, Russians will soon be “among the healthiest… best-informed people on the planet”. Marine archaeologists have found Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship, Endurance, 107 years after it sank to the bottom of the freezing Weddell Sea. Because wood-eating microbes can’t survive the icy waters, the wreck is perfectly preserved (see below).