Monthly Archives: September 2009

Space projects, poverty and pride

The Indian satellite Chandrayaan-1 working with the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has found more evidence of water ice on the moon. Chandrayaan-1 also released a probe which impacted with the lunar surface making Indian a feat only previously acheived by … Continue reading

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2grader / 2degrees

I don’t intend to bombard the blogosphere with internet campaigns to save bunnies and promote rounders (brännboll) as an olympic sport but I may make occassional exceptions for good causes. 2grader is one such cause. This campaign aims to persuade … Continue reading

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Outsourcing food production or neocolonialism?

The BBC reports that South Korea has signed a large land deal with Tanzania to develop land for ‘processed goods’. Half the 1000 km2 will be developed for local farmers according to the report. This comes after a number of … Continue reading

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Sustainable water use in India

[Subtitle: It’s all gone Pete Tong] Two articles, one in Science Magazine, the other in the Economist, highlight the problems facing India in planning for sustainable water usage. The former article gives more information about the scientific study leading to … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of Bert Bolin

Tomorrow, over seventy climate scientists will gather to talk about their research. The Annual meeting of the Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research is primarily an opportunity for SUs climate scientists to share their work, renew acquaintances and discuss collaboration. … Continue reading

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Free Satellite Data

Would you like to know where to get free satellite data? I spend a lot of time looking at satellite images. I’ve been looking at satellite images since 1993 when I took my first course in remote sensing. Thinking about … Continue reading

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Ecosystem recovery rates

The Economist’s Green.view blog has reviewed an article on ecosystem recovery rates and recovery times. The article is a balanced review of a meta-study by Holly Jones and Oswald Schmitz, from Yale University. Jones and Schmitz reviewed 240 journal articles … Continue reading

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