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NASA soil moisture radar ends operations, mission science continues

Mission managers for NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory have determined that its radar, one of the satellite’s two science instruments, can no longer return data. 45 more words


Not on my watch: Chimp swats film crew’s drone

Cool. Calm. And oh, so calculated. That’s how a chimpanzee living in the Royal Burgers’ Zoo in the Netherlands set out to swat an aerial drone that was filming her group. 29 more words


29. High Kingsdown (2)

Only a stone’s throw away from the new Unify stencil, is a memorable work by one of Bristol’s most celebrated street artists.

Nick Walker was born in 1969 (which makes him almost as old as me) and has become a world famous artist, having emerged from the Bristol graffiti scene in the early 1980s. 82 more words


Climate Change Requires N2N

I have been reporting for several days on a fascinating new book, “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper” by Robert Bryce and, in particular, what it means for climate change. 325 more words

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Room with a View? Costing Environmental Risks

Light reflecting, a pastel palette sea, graceful contours of the coast. These seaside pleasures we seek in our dreams, can see in our mind’s eye, and now and then can afford when we buy or rent real estate. 1,026 more words