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Maintaining an inventory of historic lighthouses

Maintaining an inventory of historic lighthouses

New navigation systems have made historic lighthouses less necessary for the marine traffic, leading in some cases to their deterioration or destruction. Initiatives have arisen around the world to recognise the rich cultural heritage that these lighthouses represented. A few countries have designated official public organisations to inventory and preserve lighthouses, but non-governmental organisations and private initiatives with varying geographical scope, from local to worldwide, have also played a significant role in maintaining this heritage. The … Read entire article »

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The melting Arctic ice is awakening economic ambitions

The melting Arctic ice is awakening economic ambitions

The Arctic Ocean is the biggest marginal sea of ​​the Atlantic Ocean, with which it is connected via the narrow Greenland Sea between Greenland and Spitzbergen. Approximately 80% of the inflowing and outflowing water is exchanged via this deep-sea connection. A small portion of the Arctic water also flows southwards via the Labrador Current west of Greenland. The connection to the Pacific Ocean via the narrow and shallow Bering Strait contributes less than 20% to … Read entire article »

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