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2012-10-23 21:15:21

Studies confirm that twice as much marine debris is lying on the seabed today compared to ten years ago

Polarstern Has News About Arctic Sea Ice
2012-10-11 18:43:41

The Polarstern expedition has disconcerting news about our rapidly receding sea ice.

2012-03-29 21:58:34

Why did the atmosphere contain so little carbon dioxide (CO2) during the last Ice Age 20,000 years ago?

Elephant Seals Forced To Dive Deeper Due To Ocean Warming
2012-02-10 04:47:00

Global warming is having an effect on the dive behavior and search for food of southern elephant seals.

Image 1 - Link Found Between Summer Arctic Sea Ice Cover And Winter Weather In Central Europe
2012-02-02 08:04:05

Even if the current weather situation may seem to speak against it, the probability of cold winters with much snow in Central Europe rises when the Arctic is covered by less sea ice in summer.

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2011-05-16 11:33:49

The research aircraft Polar 5 of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association returned to Bremerhaven from a six-week expedition in the high Arctic on May 6.

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2011-03-27 11:02:14

The freshwater content of the upper Arctic Ocean has increased by about 20 percent since the 1990s.

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2010-08-20 09:53:38

Scientists have indications that the mass of sea ice is dwindling because its thickness is declining.

2010-07-29 17:01:42

Autonomous underwater vehicle of the Alfred Wegener Institute dives under the Arctic ice for the first time.

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2010-06-02 14:20:46

Elephant Seals send Scientific Data from the Antarctic to Bremerhaven via Satellite Transmitter.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.