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2011-03-12 00:00:29

The International Virtual Assistants Association - IVAA (http://www.IVAA.org), the premier non-profit trade association representing virtual professionals worldwide, recently announced the formation of an Australian division of the association to better represent the needs of their Australian members. Henderson, NV (PRWEB) March 11, 2011 The International Virtual Assistants Association - IVAA (http://www.IVAA.org), the premier non-profit trade association representing virtual professionals...

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2010-12-10 13:05:00

A British expedition to Antarctica said that it has succeeded in establishing a new record for the fastest land crossing of the southernmost continent. The Moon Regan Transantarctic Expedition said that the team completed the crossing in under 13 days, smashing all previous records. The total distance covered was 1209 miles in 303 hours. The team set off from the Union Glacier airstrip on November 25 and arrived on the Ross Ice Shelf earlier on Thursday. A statement on the group's website...

2010-10-13 14:58:00

WOOLRICH, Pa., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- For 180 years adventurers and travelers have relied on Woolrich apparel to help them reach some of the world's tallest peaks and most remote destinations. This fall, Woolrich returns to one of the world's coldest regions, Antarctica, in support of a unique scientific exploration. Woolrich first supported polar exploration in 1939 when it outfitted Admiral Byrd's third Antarctic expedition, which included extensive study of geology, biology,...

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2010-06-20 07:36:51

Rutgers' Oscar Schofield and five colleagues from other institutions have published in Science, calling for expanded ocean-observing in the Antarctic, particularly in the Western Antarctic Peninsula, or WAP. This mountainous arm of the continent stretches north toward South America. In their review paper, the co-authors, who have done research in the Antarctic, often together, argue that research in this region is imperative: The WAP's climate, they say, is changing faster than the climate...

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2010-06-18 07:45:47

Cost-effective approach could help predict climate change impacts for all marine ecosystems In a report published in this week's issue of Science, a team of oceanographers, including MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) Ecosystems Center director Hugh Ducklow, outline a polar ocean observation strategy they say will revolutionize scientists' understanding of marine ecosystem response to climate change. The approach, which calls for the use of a suite of automated technologies that complement...

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2010-06-06 07:18:21

Scientists from Louisiana State University look for signs of microbial life in Antarctica's glaciers Antarctica is just about as far away from Louisiana State University's (LSU) hot and humid home state as you can get. But despite the extreme temperatures and frozen landscape, that's just where doctoral student and Louisiana native Shawn Doyle, along with his adviser, Brent Christner, spends a great deal of time doing fieldwork. "Shawn's project focuses on providing evidence that...

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2010-01-11 13:41:05

Forty years ago, a pioneering research team from Ohio State made history as the first U.S. women in Antarctica In the spring of 1969, Terry Tickhill Terrell was 19 and an undergraduate chemistry major at Ohio State University, bored with her lab work and restless. She had never traveled more than 250 miles from the Barnesville, Ohio, farm where she grew up. One day, after reading an article in the school newspaper about a graduate student who had just returned from Antarctica, Terrell decided...

2009-08-05 05:45:00

SINGAPORE, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The current economic turmoil has necessitated strategies for survival and led multinationals to downsize and businesses to wind-up operations across sectors. Business planning and resilience are crucial factors now in order for businesses to be successful and thrive again in the future. As such, there is a highly business savvy segment of leaders who are carefully planning their strategies to spring back when the economy rebounds. (Logo:...

2009-04-18 11:42:01

Nations with ties to Antarctica have agreed to limit tourism, say scientists and diplomats working together to protect the fragile ecosystem. The restrictions would require member countries of the Antarctic Treaty to prevent ships with more than 500 passengers from landing in Antarctica and to allow a maximum of 100 passengers on shore at any given time, the BBC reported Saturday. The agreement was reached Friday at the 32nd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Baltimore, where nearly 400...

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2009-02-19 13:40:00

Sunday marked the official opening of Antarctica's new Belgian-operated "Princess Elisabeth" scientific research center, where dozens of scientists and researchers around the world are coming to learn more about how the great white continent affects the rest of the world, the AFP reported. The new station is being praised for its cutting-edge zero emissions technology and is even being called the "greenest" research station on the continent. The state-of-the-art flying saucer-like building is...


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Asia
2013-02-19 13:06:23

Asia is the world’s largest and most populous continent. It is located mainly in the eastern and northern hemispheres covering 8.7 percent of the Earth’s whole surface area and making up 30 percent of its land area. With about 4.3 billion people, it hosts 60 percent of the world’s current human population. This continent has a high growth rate in the modern era. For example, during the 20th century, Asia’s population almost quadrupled. This continent is defined as making up the...

Europe
2013-02-19 08:55:56

Europe is, by regulation, one of the world’s seven continents. Consisting of the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Black and Caspian Seas, and the waterways that connect the Black and Aegean Seas. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean towards the north, Atlantic Ocean to the west, Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast....

Africa
2013-02-18 11:10:17

As the world’s second-largest and second most populous continent, Africa is about 11.7 sq. miles including adjacent islands. It covers 6 percent of the Earth’s total surface area and 20.4 percent of the total land area. With 1 billion people, it accounts for about 15 percent of the world’s human population. It is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Indian...

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