Earth Science: September 2008 Archives

NASA Duck Flotilla Deployed

Baffin Island residents watch for rubber ducks in NASA study, CBC

"Fishing crews, pilots and residents of eastern Baffin Island are being asked to watch for rubber duckies -- not bobbing in their bathtubs, but drifting in the Davis Strait as part of a NASA study on climate change. Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's jet propulsion laboratory have placed 90 rubber ducks in the Jakobshavn Glacier near Ilulissat in western Greenland. The researchers hope to track the toy ducks' journey away from the moving, melting glacier. They're asking for help from Nunavummiut, who they believe will eventually start seeing the ducks floating in Baffin Bay. "Just send us an e-mail with the subject 'Found rubber duck, please contact,' and we'd be very happy to get those," NASA researcher Alberto Behar told CBC News on Wednesday."

50% Substance, 50% Ego

Nasa scientist appears in court to fan the flames of coal power station row, Independent

"The Nasa scientist who first drew attention to global warming 20 years ago appeared in a British court yesterday as a key witness in support of climate change activists charged with damaging a power station. Professor James Hansen gave evidence at Maidstone Crown Court in the case of six Greenpeace members who scaled a 630ft chimney at the Kingsnorth plant in Hoo, Kent, last October in protest against plans to build new coal-fired units there."


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