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  Antarctica - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Antarctica (from Greek ἀνταρκτικός, opposed to the arctic) is a continent surrounding the Earth's South Pole.
Antarctica is the fifth largest continent in area, after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America.
Antarctica has no permanent residents, but a number of governments maintain permanent research stations on the continent.
open-encyclopedia.com /Antarctica   (738 words)

  
 Antarctica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Antarctica (from Greek ἀνταρκτικός, opposite the arctic) is a continent surrounding the Earth's South Pole.
Nearly all of Antarctica is covered by an ice sheet that is, on average, 2.5 kilometers thick.
Physically Antarctica is divided in two by mountains close to the neck between the Ross Sea and the Weddell Sea.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Antarctica   (1444 words)

  
 Antarctic Treaty System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For the purposes of the treaty system, Antarctica is defined as all land and ice shelves south of the southern 60th parallel.
The treaty was signed by 12 countries, including the United States and the Soviet Union, and set aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve, established freedom of scientific investigation and banned military activity on that continent.
The original signatories were the 12 countries active in Antarctica during the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58 and willing to accept a US invitation to the conference at which the treaty was negotiated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Government_of_Antarctica   (1191 words)

  
 Antarctica - Its People, Cities, History and Culture.
For a third, even if the government were to be violently "taken over", all present committee members assassinated and replaced, the government still has no powers of enforcement and could never gain any, and so therefore the individuals involved in the take-over would not be better positioned than before.
Indeed, since government in Antarctica is based on casual cooperation rather than official institutions (of which there are none), a taken-over government would simply be ignored, and a new body of people willing to make suggestions on national or local issues would arise to take its place.
When we say therefore that Antarctica is not a democracy, we mean that it is not ruled by any entity, whether it be the people themselves, or someone basing their rule on popular support, God, or the army.
www.ralphrobertmoore.com /arc-government.html   (689 words)

  
 Antarctica Facts
Antarctica is actually a desert, receiving about the same precipitation (less than 2 inches a year), as the Sahara Desert.
The coasts of Antarctica are some of the windiest places in the world, with gusts reaching nearly 200 miles per hour.
Government type: The Antarctic Treaty, signed on Dec. 1, 1959 and entered into force on June 23, 1961, establishes the legal framework for the management of Antarctica.
www.house.gov /defazio/antarctica/antarcticafacts.htm   (2424 words)

  
 10/02/01 -- Checks on Antarctica ice for global warming clues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Antarctica Drilling Consortium (ANDRILL) programme is to start during the South Pole summer research season, which gets underway with the first summer flight to the U.S. base at McMurdo Sound on Tuesday.
Antarctica is the world's fifth largest continent with an area of 13.9 million square km (5.4 million square miles) --twice the size of Australia.
The NZ government's polar agency, Antarctica New Zealand, said its 2001/02 science programme will include 70 projects, including an ongoing study of ozone depletion over the polar region, and a project on how seasonal fluctuations in the amount of sea ice affects the southern hemisphere's climate.
www.climateark.org /articles/2001/3rd/chonarct.htm   (473 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Every nation working in Antarctica is a member of the Antarctic Treaty, and virtually every one of them cooperates with one or more other nations in both science and operational support of science.
Because Antarctica is so large, much of the research that is done could not be completed without international cooperation.
Both Argentina and Chile teach their schoolchildren that their wedge is a part of the mother country, and have even gone to the extent of bringing pregnant women onto the ice so as to claim the birth of the first "native" Antarcticans.
quest.arc.nasa.gov /antarctica/QA/political/Political   (1078 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Australia/Antarctica / Agents raid government building in Samoa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
More than 20 armed FBI agents raided the U.S. territory's government offices Thursday, blocking the entrances to the offices of the governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
The government's main computer room was also cordoned off, witnesses said.
In September, a government committee recommended Sunia be placed on leave and his name removed from the ballot because he was being investigated for allegations of corruption, violation of purchasing laws and misappropriation of public funds in transactions related to a company owned by him and his wife.
www.boston.com /news/world/australia/articles/2005/03/03/agents_raid_government_building_in_samoa   (277 words)

  
 Antarctica - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Antarctica is the fourth largest continent in the world, and is said to be entirely owned by the United States of America.
Aware that countries like the Soviet Union and the United States of Hysteria were planning to claim Antarctica for their exploitative purposes, Toon declared himself the "leader" of the small continent and released a press statement saying he had developed a doomesday machine capable of destroying the entire world via nuclear condetonation.
Antarctica continues to this day to be a completely anti-authoritarian non-state.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Antarctica   (680 words)

  
 Antarctica - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The flag of the Soverign Democratic Capitalist Penguin Anarchy of Antarctica and downtown Detroit.
The primary exports of Antarctica are Linux, cold corn, cold tobacco and cold sores.
Antarctica was founded in 1994 by Roshi Toon, a millionaire from Hunozwer, a town in an area of the world which has no government and therefore, no reason to not do anything.
www.uncyclopedia.org /uncyclopedia/index.php?title=Antarctica   (680 words)

  
 Traveljournals.net - Government of Antarctica
Antarctica is administered through meetings of the consultative member nations.
Decisions from these meetings are carried out by these member nations (within their areas) in accordance with their own national laws.
Public Law 95-541, the US Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, as amended in 1996, requires expeditions from the US to Antarctica to notify, in advance, the Office of Oceans and Polar Affairs, Room 5801, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, which reports such plans to other nations as required by the Antarctic Treaty.
www.traveljournals.net /explore/antarctica/government.html   (431 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Australia/Antarctica / Australian government leading in polls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The government of Prime Minister John Howard, a conservative and a supporter of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, appeared to hold a narrow lead in polls published less than a week before Australia's presidential election.
SYDNEY, Australia -- The government of Prime Minister John Howard, a conservative and a supporter of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, appeared to hold a narrow lead in polls published less than a week before Australia's presidential election.
A Newspoll in The Australian newspaper on Tuesday showed Labor had lost a 52 percent to 48 percent lead recorded last week and now trailed the government by half a percentage point.
www.boston.com /news/world/australia/articles/2004/10/04/australian_government_leading_in_polls   (351 words)

  
 The International Republic of Antarctica: Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The processes of governing the Republic are split among various ministries, each headed by a minister who is also an MP.
A number of symbols are used to represent the International Republic of Antarctica and its government.
A third symbol is the official coat of arms of the government.
www.hostultra.com /~antarctica/government.htm   (497 words)

  
 Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
“The government is concerned about the continued expansion and diversification of Antarctic tourism, as well as safety and potential jurisdictional issues,” Mr Goff said.
"Through the government's adoption this week of a policy statement on tourism and other non-government activities in Antarctica, we are committed to working within the Treaty system to make tourism management more effective, and to ensure it is conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
“Antarctica is designated as a natural reserve, devoted to peace and science, under the Treaty system.
www.asoc.org /Press/Tourism/2003/05.23.03.nz.govt.htm   (420 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Antarctica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Antarctica is a continent surrounding the Earth's South Pole.
Edward Bransfield discovered Antarctica on January 30, 1820.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Antarctica   (393 words)

  
 Government of Antarctica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The sovereign Democratic Nation of Antarctica consists of: The government of Antarctica and the People and life that lay claim to sovereignty in the sovereign democratic Nation of Antarctica, the continent of Antarctica, its islands, its ice shelves, and and the waters within 200 km of them as they existed as of June 21 2000.
The Government of Antarctica in the name of the Sovereign Democratic Nation of Antarctica futhermore declares all current illegal and unjust land claims upon the territories of the sovereign Democratic Nation of Antarctica as invalid, of no force and effect, null and voided.
Yes, a yearly state of the democracy of the Democratic Nation of Antarctica Government is been developed and will soon be posted.
groups.msn.com /GovernmentofAntarctica/_whatsnew.msnw   (241 words)

  
 SIGHTINGS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Tim Higham, a spokesman for the government-funded Antarctica New Zealand agency, said the rocks are the first evidence of large volcanic eruptions in the area.
Fifty scientists from New Zealand, Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy and the United States are analyzing and describing the seabed as it is recovered by the drilling team.
They are hoping to unlock the mystery of Antarctica's climate and find clues to global warming.
www.rense.com /ufo/erupt.htm   (340 words)

  
 Antarctica - Agencies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Antarctica helps government agencies keep up with their mandates by enabling them to operate more...
Not until 1840 was it established that Antarctica was indeed a continent and not just a group of...
Antarctica Cruises, Cruise ships, Cruise lines, Antarctica luxury...
www.atlastraveldirectory.com /dir/100/85   (252 words)

  
 Time for Kids | Magazines
Some scientists worry that Antarctica's recent meltdowns are just the tip of the iceberg.
ANTARCTICA is the highest, driest and coldest continent.
ANTARCTICA is about the size of the U.S. and Mexico combined.
www.timeforkids.com /TFK/magazines/story/0,6277,418728,00.html   (300 words)

  
 News Archives from Antarctica - Antarctic Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
"Antarctica is an important location for science research in numerous fields, such as meteorology, astronomy, and oceanography," said Lee.
Lee contended that because Antarctica was not under the jurisdiction of the United Nations but administered by the Antarctic Treaty, Taiwan could conduct research activities using the name "Taiwan."
"As Antarctica is a no man's land and does not exclusively belong to any legal entity, everyone is free to go there and conduct one's own activities as long as the Antarctic Treaty," said Lee.
www.antarcticconnection.com /antarctic/news/2003/061203taiwan.shtml   (489 words)

  
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Antarctica (from Greek ἀνταρκτικός, opposed to the arctic) is a
Antarctica is the fifth largest continent in area, after
At the Mountains of Madness (1936) is set in Antarctica.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Antarctica   (464 words)

  
 Antarctica
Speculation over the existence of a "southern land" was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and British and Russian national expeditions began exploring the Antarctic Peninsula region and other areas south of the Antarctic Circle.
Not until 1840 was it established that Antarctica was indeed a continent and not just a group of islands.
Public Law 95-541, the US Antarctic Conservation Act of 1978, as amended in 1996, requires expeditions from the US to Antarctica to notify, in advance, the Office of Oceans, Room 5805, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, which reports such plans to other nations as required by the Antarctic Treaty.
www.factbook2004.com /print/ay.html   (1095 words)

  
 Coyote Blog: Student Government, Pirates, and Antarctica
In fact, I think it is nearly a law of nature that the more trivial the government post, the more self-important the occupants of that post are.
The previous USG administration, headed by none other than fellow Princetonian Eliot Spitzer, had so irritated the student body that, for the first time in memory, the usually apathetic voting population who generally couldn't care less who their class president was actually produced an energetic opposition party.
I wish I had saved their brochures, but their proposals included things like imposing a dawn to dusk curfew on the school and funding school parties by annexing the mineral rights between the double yellow lines of the US highways.
www.coyoteblog.com /coyote_blog/2005/04/student_governm.html   (786 words)

  
 Scoop: Project K Selected For Antarctica NZ Pilot
Antarctica New Zealand is a Crown Entity, which was established on 1 July 1996 to develop, manage and execute New Zealand’s activities in respect of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Antarctica New Zealand is involved in a number of education partnerships, which support and encourage quality analysis, debate and scholarship related to Antarctic and Southern Ocean issues.
Antarctica New Zealand has offered this opportunity to four top graduates from Project K. Project K are currently in the process of selecting participating students for the visit, which will occur in January 2005.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/ED0408/S00069.htm   (1943 words)

  
 77DegreesSouth - Maps
Government: Antarctica has been administered by the Antarctic Treaty since 1961.
Precipitation: Antarctica receives less than 5 cm of precipitation a year, which is similar to the amount the driest part of the Sahara Desert receives.
Located among mountains by McMurdo Sound, on the part of Antarctica closest to New Zealand, the valleys receive the equivalent of only 6 mm of water, on average, each year in the form of snow.
huey.colorado.edu /77DegreesSouth/maps.html   (130 words)

  
 Antarctica, News Alerts, Breaking News Events, Eco-Photo Explorers
Antarctica New Zealand is working with the United States and Italian Antarctic programs on alternatives for receiving vital fuel supplies for their science bases in late January.
A U.S. icebreaker, fuel tanker and cargo ship plus an Italian cargo vessel are due to deliver a year's supply of fuel and food at that time, he said.
The core from Dome C, high on East Antarctica's plateau, contains snowfall from the last 740,000 years and is by far the oldest continuous climate record obtained from ice cores so far.
www.ecophotoexplorers.com /antarctica_news04.asp   (1992 words)

  
 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Antarctica Project is a nonprofit conservation organization that works exclusively for Antarctica.
Heritage Antarctica is a coalition of national Antarctic Heritage Trusts, which promote the restoration, preservation and protection of the structures, artifacts and records that reflect the history of human endeavor in Antarctica.
The goals are to expand fundamental knowledge of the region, to foster research on global and regional problems of current scientific importance, and to utilize the region as a platform or base from which to support research.
main.wgbh.org /imax/shackleton/antarctica-five.html   (450 words)

  
 Wired News: Where U.S., Kiwis Are Neighbors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
No one actually owns Antarctica; the 40-year-old Antarctic Treaty reserves the continent for science, but New Zealand is one of seven countries that claims part of Antarctica.
On the whole, governments tend to keep out of the way of the day-to-day workings of Antarctica: "It's not so much governments who are engaged in these operations as it is the scientists who are getting along with each other," Joyner, an expert on Antarctic law, says.
New Zealand does keep a thin form of executive government in Antarctica: "Each year officers of the governor of the Ross Dependency are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of her ministers, being the New Zealand cabinet," Wong said.
www.wired.com /news/print/0,1294,48617,00.html   (996 words)

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