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2009-06-02 15:25:25

Nereus is first undersea vehicle to enable routine scientific investigation of ocean depths worldwide.

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2009-04-17 15:35:00

Three British explorers trekking to the North Pole to assess how fast the Arctic ice sheets are melting said they were astonished at how little permanent ice they have discovered.

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2009-04-07 12:20:00

In an effort to prevent further environmental damage to Antarctica, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday urged tighter controls on cruise ships and tourists in the fragile region.

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2009-03-27 08:45:00

Russia is jumping into the pack of those taking advantage of the natural resources of the Arctic, now vulnerable from global warming, the Kremlin's special representative said.

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2009-03-25 12:23:18

A team of researchers from the UK who set off to measure the thickness of Arctic sea-ice that floats toward to the North Pole have been stuck battling extreme weather that has slowed their progress.

2009-03-08 00:35:00

British scientists have been given the go-ahead to drill through the Antarctic ice sheet into Lake Ellsworth, which has been sealed off for thousands of years.

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2009-03-05 08:32:23

The water levels in the Dead Sea – the deepest point on Earth – are dropping at an alarming rate with serious environmental consequences, according to Shahrazad Abu Ghazleh and colleagues from the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany.

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2009-03-01 15:05:00

Renowned Arctic explorer Pen Hadow and two companions have set out on a grueling 90-day trek to the North Pole, collecting data along the way to determine precisely how fast the Arctic sea-ice is melting.

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2009-02-16 10:15:00

At least 235 species are thriving in both the Arctic and Antarctic polar seas, according to the Census of Marine Life.

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2009-02-11 13:17:22

A team of polar researchers left London on Wednesday for northern Canada, where they will begin their journey to the Arctic to survey Arctic sea ice in hopes of gaining a better understanding about climate change in the region.


Latest Extreme points of Earth Reference Libraries

Antarctica
2013-02-18 10:15:24

Antarctica is the Earths southernmost continent; it contains the geographic South Pole. It’s situated in the Antarctic area of the Southern Hemisphere, almost completely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is bordered by the Southern Ocean. It’s the fifth-largest continent at 5.4 million sq miles. On average, it is the driest, coldest, and windiest continent as well as having the highest average elevation of all the continents. Considered a desert, the annual precipitation is only 8...

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2009-05-14 17:45:56

The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is a U.S. research facility based at the South Pole, in Antarctica. It is the southernmost continually inhabited place on the planet. Its name honors Roald Amundsen who reached the South Pole in December 1911, and Robert F. Scott who reached the South Pole in January 1912. The station was constructed in 1956 to support the International Geophysical Year in 1957. It has been continuously occupied since then. It currently lies within 330 feet of the...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.