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Water currents affect the Earth’s climate…

Water currents affect the Earth's climate by driving warm water from the Equator and cold water from the Poles around the Earth. The warm Gulf Stream brings winter to Bergen, Norway. It helps maintain the temperature of Norway at an incredible 24°C (43°F) in winter.

Global Warming: Melting kingdom of the Polar Bear

Through the long and dark Arctic winter, the mother Polar Bear sat quietly in her den. She had given birth to her cubs, and was waiting for them to grow strong enough to follow her out to the ice pack. The ice pack is her refrigerator, the place where she gets her food. It’s quite literally a floating, rotating...

The Stockholm Effect

Sweden lies in the Scandinavian Peninsula in northern Europe, with Norway to the west and Finland to the northeast. Stockholm, its permanent capital since 1523, is located at the junction of Lake Mälar (Mälaren) and Salt Bay (Saltsjön), an arm of the Baltic Sea, opposite the Gulf of Finland. Due to its location, built as it is upon...

The Whale Hunt is On

A sperm whale family
Japan has sent out a fleet of ships on a two-month mission. Officials say that the expedition has a harmless aim: it is merely a survey to collect data on the Bryde, Sperm and Minke whales' habitats, diet and migration patterns.But the environmentalists are up in arms against them. What has shocked them is the Japanese intent to catch...

How Did Santa Claus Originate?

Santa Claus on his sleigh in the nordic countryside
Its nearly midnight and with a jingle of bells a sled comes streaking from the north, pulled of course by Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer. Sitting in the sled is a jolly round red robed figure with flowing white beard and a bag slung over his shoulder that lands on the rooftop with a merry ho-ho-ho.Hey! Its Christmas and its...

Trapped

Where: RussiaAugust 19, 2000: The Kursk, an ultra-modern Russian nuclear-powered submarine has sunk. Its crew has been trapped underwater for over a week now. In fact many might already be dead. By denying that it was a serious accident and by not launching serious rescue efforts in the beginning, the Russian government has reduced their chances of survival...

Why do Beavers Build Dams?

Picture a giant rat with a flat tail and webbed feet. That's what the beaver looks like.There are two kinds of beavers: the American and the European. The European beaver, found in Norway, Poland, Germany and France, lives in burrows.But the American beaver builds a dam across a stream or lake to construct his home or lodge. The lodges...

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