Latest Continents Stories

2010-06-18 07:45:47

Cost-effective approach could help predict climate change impacts for all marine ecosystems.

2010-06-06 07:18:21

Scientists from Louisiana State University look for signs of microbial life in Antarctica's glaciers.

2010-01-11 13:41:05

Forty years ago, a pioneering research team from Ohio State made history as the first US women in Antarctica.

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.

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

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.

2009-02-16 12:57:30

Forty-two years after the closure of its first Antarctic base, Belgium opened a new $26 million "zero emissions" polar science station in Antarctica on Sunday.

2009-01-13 16:54:19

A report on Tuesday suggests Australia's Aborigines will feel the impact of climate warming more than other Australians, as their remote outback homes and generally poor health making them particularly vulnerable.

2008-12-01 14:35:00

British and German Scientist have put together the first comprehensive inventory of sea and land animals living in a polar region.

2008-10-06 12:20:00

A glacier hasn’t been seen in England since the Ice Age. Ironically though, Antarctic scientists are gathering in a muddy field In Britain to study how to endure life on the world's coldest continent.

Latest Continents Reference Libraries

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...

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....

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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