Quantcast

Latest Johan Stroem Stories

cd197783b0857e2a2dbd5a060880b5731
2009-05-08 14:15:00

What was once a large source of coal in the Arctic mountains of Norway is now home to international climate scientists. Operated by Kings Bay, the Ny-Aalesund Arctic Research Infrastructure facility brings in scientists from around the globe to gauge the impact of greenhouse gas emissions. The facility was once a mining site for fossil fuels, but mining operations were ended after a firedamp explosion killed 21 men on the site in 1962. Now the settlement is inhabited by only a few dozen...


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.'