GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS:
"Zealandia" has been making the news: is it a new continent or not? A team of geologists has claimed that the mostly submerged chunk of the earth's crust, bigger than the Indian subcontinent and including New Zealand and the French-governed island of New Caledonia to the north, meets all of the requirements for a continent. (At present, the National Geographic Society still considers it a micro-continent.) This article from Geographical (UK) does a nice job summarizing the issue: geographical.co.uk/nature/tectonics/item/2136-zealandia-what-is-a-continent
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