- 500 Million People Will Be Displaced By Glaciers Melting In Greenland And The Himalayas
The Greenland glaciers are very nearly melted altogether, reports Robert Purves, an Australian environmental consultant and board member of World Wildlife Fund Intl., whom I met last week in Lake Louise, Alberta, one of the wonders of the world and on the UNESCO list of protected places. Purves had just tramped all over Greenland's glacier area for 2 weeks before touring the Canadian glacier area such as the Columbia Ice Field close by which includes 12 massive glaciers, and supplies 65% of Canada's water supply. グリーンランドの氷河は非常にほぼ完全に溶融され、私はレイクルイーズ、アルバータ州、世界の七不思議の一つで、ユネスコのリストに先週会ったロバートパービス、オーストラリアの環境コンサルタントと世界自然保護基金国際空港、のボードメンバーは、報告保護された場所
- In pictures: The break-up of the Petermann Glacier
Greenland shed its largest chunk of ice in nearly half a century last week when the momentous break-up of the Petermann Glacier set a 100 sq mile chunk of ice drifting into the North Strait between Greenland and Canada
- Record price hit for Shanghai residential site
Zhuoguang Holding Co Ltd paid a record 4.83 billion yuan ($711 million), or 35,490 yuan per square meter, for a parcel of land in Shanghai on Wednesday, and set a new high for domestic properties.
Zhuoguang Holding Co, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd, bought the 54,415-sq-m residential riverside plot in Pudong district, next door to the Lujiazui financial center and the Expo Garden.
Shanghai-based Greenland Group and Hong Kong-listed Sun Hung Kai & Co Ltd also bid ... Zhuoguangホールディング有限公司は、または35490元あたりの平方メートルのための区画の水曜日、上海の地で711（$元億4.83レコード万ドル）と香港セット香港の新しい高国内プロパティ
- Arctic ice island 'poses no immediate threat'
The largest ice island in almost 50 years poses no immediate threat as it will take up to two years to drift through the Arctic Ocean, the Canadian who discovered it told AFP.Trudy Wohlleben, a forecaster from the Canadian Ice Service, spotted the massive slab of ice that broke off a glacier in Greenland last week as she analyzed raw data from a NASA satellite.At about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) long and 10 kilometers wide, the ice island is about four times the size of Manhattan and experts say the last time the Arctic lost such a large chunk was in 1962. ほぼ50年間で最大の氷の島は差し迫った脅威、それが2年に北極海、誰が発見AFP.Trudy Wohllebenを、カナダのアイスサービスから予報、と語った発見カナダでドリフトまでかかるようにポーズ大規模なスラブ彼女は約30 NASAのsatellite.Atから（18.6マイル）の長さ10キロメートル、。氷の島は、マンハッタンと専門家の約4倍の大きさ言っているキロの生データを分析し、先週グリーンランドの氷河を折った氷の北極はこのような大量に失われた前回は1962年にされた
- 2010: probably the hottest year ever recorded
Temperature records tumbled in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Burma and Pakistan, causing heatwaves and devastated harvests2010 was the year of the heatwave, with record temperatures set in 17 countries. Two leading groups of scientists say it was the warmest since records began in 1850; another suggests it was the second-warmest.But the year that saw an unprecedented month-long heatwave in Russia will be followed by cooler global temperatures in 2011, say climate scientists monitoring sea temperatures in the Pacific that are thought to determine temperatures around the world.The final ranking of 2010 will not become clear until November and December data are available in early 2011, but November global temperatures are similar to those observed in November 2005, suggesting 2010 is on track for near-record levels.This decade also proved to be the hottest on record, with temperatures averaging 0.46C above the 1961-90 average, 0.03C above the 2000-09 mean and the highest value yet recorded for a 10-year period.The Russian heatwave, which saw temperatures in Moscow nearly 15C above normal for a month, led to thousands of deaths as well as forest fires across a wide region. But the heatwave extended across the Middle East, and northern India, devastating harvests and leading to food shortages.Previous temperature records tumbled in 17 countries including Russia, Ukraine, Finland, Chad, Kuwait, Burma, Sudan, Niger and Saudi Arabia. Pakistan had Asia's hottest-ever recorded day when the temperature in the abandoned city of Mohenjo-daro in Sindh province reached 53.5C.The most extreme temperature anomalies in 2010 occurred across most of Canada and Greenland, where annual temperatures were 3C or more above normal, and across much of Africa and south Asia, where annual temperatur 温度記録は熱波を引き起こし、ロシア、サウジアラビア、スーダン、ビルマ、パキスタンでの下落を記。温度は17カ国で設定してharvests2010は、猛暑の年であった荒廃した
- Is a federal Nordic state on the cards? | Eirikur Bergmann
The Nordic nations together would have economic and political clout – if they could overcome their fierce independent spiritsToday the leaders of the five Nordic states are meeting to discuss the possibility of creating a Nordic federal state. Ever since the Kalmar Union of the kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden – reaching to Iceland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Shetland and Orkney – collapsed in 1523, the idea of reinstating some sort of a supra-national Nordic state regularly crops up. Now this old idea has resurfaced in a book the Swedish history professor Gunnar Wetterberg submitted to the Nordic Council in Reykjavik today.Wetterberg argues that together the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, with the three micro territories the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Aland), will be stronger and more stable and prosperous than they are on their own. After Sweden and Finland joined Denmark in the European Union in 1995, leaving Norway and Iceland in the European Free Trade Association (Efta) (and within the European Economic Area, which brings them in to the European internal market), the Nordic Council has been in search of renewed purpose. Over the last 15 years the cracks have become ever more obvious in Nordic co-operation: it has been downgraded to cover soft policy issues such as culture, while economics and other hard policy has been transferred to the European level.With a joint government and a parliament based on a common constitution, the federal Nordic state should concentrate on foreign policy and defence, the economy and the labour-market, and research, leaving most other policy areas to the regional authorities in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Reykjavik and Stockholm. Wetterberg compares his Nordic federation to the Swiss model and links 北欧諸国は、経済や政治的影響力を持っているか - 彼らは北欧5国の指導者は、北欧の連邦国家を作成する可能性を議論する会議され、その激しい独立spiritsTodayを克服することができれば
- Cairn Energy: booming in turbulent times
Cairn Energy was founded in 1981 by Bill Gammell and is now India's fourth-biggest oil and gas companyFounded in 1981 by the former Scotland rugby player Sir Bill Gammell, Cairn Energy, which is in talks with Vedanta over a stake in Cairn's Indian spin-off, is an oil exploration and extraction company, headquartered in Edinburgh. Cairn's first big strike was in Pennsylvania. After being set up as a venture capital start-up it was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1998. Gammell, who is still chief executive, was knighted in 2006.Cairn Energy grew rapidly after moving into south Asia in the 1990s, and between 1990-2010 average output increased from 5,000 boe (barrels of oil equivalent) a day to more than 77,000 boe/day. Since 2004, it has moved between the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250, as its market capitalisation has fluctuated. However, its current market capitalisation of over £6bn puts in the top 50 capitalised companies listed in the UK.But the last five years have been turbulent. During the commodity boom of 2007, the company's share price soared to a high of 373p, only to fall by 70% in the latter half of 2008as a result of the global recession and turbulence in commodity markets. Its current market capitalisation of more than £6bn puts it in Britain's top 50 companies.In 2004 Cairn India – which is majority-owned by Cairn Energy – discovered the Mangala oilfield in Rajasthan, the largest oil discovery in India since 1985. Cairn India, listed since 2007 on the Bombay stock exchange, has a market capitalisation of $13bn, making it the fourth-largest oil and gas company in India.Cairn Energy has identified Greenland as an important future site for exploration and extraction, but will also maintain its focus in South Asia.Cairn EnergyOilOil and gas companiesIndiag ケーンエネルギーは1981年にビルギャメルによって設立され、現在インドの4位の石油と天然ガスは1981年に元スコットランドラグビー選手サービルギャメル、ケーンエネルギー、ケーンのインドのスピンオフに出資以上のヴェーダーンタと交渉中だがcompanyFoundedです、石油探査および採掘会社、エジンバラに本社を置く
- Volcano ash halts air traffic between Greenland and Denmark, could reach Denmark Tuesday
Air traffic between Greenland and Denmark has been temporarily halted after ash spewing from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano reached the airspace over eastern Greenland, civil aviation authorities here said Monday.
According to Naviair, which manages Danish air traffic services, a small portion of Greenland's airspace remains shut as the ash- cloud continues to spread inwards from its eastern coast.
As a result, commercial carrier Air Greenland announced that it has suspended flights between ... グリーンランドとデンマークの間の航空交通が一時的に東グリーンランド上空に達してアイスランドのGrimsvotn火山から噴出火山灰の後に停止されており、民間航空当局は、ここを明らかにした