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Mercury In Arctic Russian Rivers On The Decline
2013-12-21 05:37:36

Researchers have assumed for years that high and increasing levels of mercury in the North American and European Arctic means the same is true of fish elsewhere in the Arctic. However, researchers feel that in much of the continental Arctic, that assumption is misguided.

2013-10-30 10:39:33

The high cliffs of Eastern Siberia – which mainly consist of permafrost – continue to erode at an ever quickening pace.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.