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Innovative Technique Demostrated By AAAS To Confirm Oil Slicks In Turkmenistan
2013-05-07 09:21:25

American Association for the Advancement of Science Analysis by the nonprofit American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) confirms the release of oil into the waters of the Caspian Sea off Turkmenistan, and demonstrates an innovative new use of publicly available imaging technology. The work describes "hundreds of instances in which petroleum discharge has taken place near drilling platforms in the Caspian Sea, and another leak adjacent to oil fields on the shores of the...

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2008-10-09 14:50:00

Satellite images captured before and after the 7-8 August clash between Georgia, South Ossetian separatists and Russia reveal that 424 civilian structures near Tskhinvali were damaged by 19 August "“ although they appeared intact in images taken on 10 August and earlier, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has reported. Georgia has claimed that Russia fully controlled Tskhinvali by August 10, according to the BBC News.  But Russia has disputed the...

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2007-09-28 12:35:00

WASHINGTON - Satellite photos showing the disappearance of villages and a buildup of army camps offer what researchers say is potential evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar, the scene of bloody anti-government protests that have drawn tens of thousands of demonstrators. At least nine people were killed in Myanmar on Thursday, when soldiers with automatic rifles fired into the crowds. Troops in riot gear also raided Buddhist monasteries on the outskirts of Yangon and beat and arrested...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'