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2011-02-25 11:13:28

A day after a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked Christchurch, a city of 377,000 on New Zealand's South Island, on Feb. 22, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Christchurch region. The imaging was done at the request of the International Charter, Space and Major Disasters, which provides emergency satellite data to federal agencies in disaster-stricken regions. Two images are presented here....

2008-06-19 03:00:16

By GORMAN, Paul Environment Canterbury will not reveal the cost of its Environment Court appeal on Banks Peninsula landscape protection. ECan has also decided not to appeal against the judgment to the High Court on points of law. In December last year, the regional council decided, behind closed doors, to appeal to the Environment Court an already protracted land-use case on rules surrounding Banks Peninsula land development. This month the court ruled that landowners were able to...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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