Princess Elisabeth Base – Zero-emission Polar Station

February 18, 2009 / No Comments

King Bauduin Base was closed some forty years ago.

On Feb. 15th Belgium inaugurated Princess Elisabeth Base – a scientific research station that combines high-end technologies and a total respect for the environment.

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The base is a zero-emission station. It was built entirely during the International Polar Year, which was, well, um, I don’t know when it was. How come these International Years happen and nobody knows?

Still, kudos to Belgium for setting up shop at the bottom of the world and doing it with minimum harm now and in the future to the environment.

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