terça-feira, 28 de setembro de 2010
Human access to the Arctic should be restricted to preserve its fragile ecosystem, a Russian scientist said on Tuesday.
"We should restrict access to the Arctic, whether it is for tourism or drilling," Arkadiy Tishkov of the Russian Academy of Science said. "The Arctic should become a territory with a regulated ecological regime," he continued.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sought to ease growing concerns about a battle for Arctic territory by saying last week that partnership agreements would settle all border disputes in the region.
He also said Russia would expand its scientific research in the Arctic.
The Russian government intends to establish national parks and reserves in the Arctic. There are also plans to remove the waste that has accumulated there over many decades.
Three men arrested in Norway in July are suspected of planning attacks to avenge cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that appeared in a Danish newspaper, Norwegian and Danish police say.
Denmark's police intelligence branch said the target might have been either the Jyllands-Posten newspaper itself or people linked to the cartoons.
One of the suspects, an Iraqi Kurd, had confessed, police said.
The 12 drawings sparked furious protests in Muslim countries in 2006.
Islam forbids any depiction of the Prophet.
"One of the suspects was questioned and, from what he said we extracted a confession about terror attack plans," Siv Alfsen, a spokeswoman for Norwegian security police told the AFP news agency.
"Based on his declarations, everything indicates that the target was the Jyllands-Posten newspaper in Denmark".
The other two suspects are immigrants from China and Uzbekistan. All had been granted residency in Norway.
Samples collected using double-sided sticky tape could give fresh insight into the Eyjafjallajoekull eruption.
The samples could reveal how fine ash thrown up into the atmosphere by the Icelandic eruption fell to ground as clumps or "aggregates" of ash.
The British Geological Survey work will be used to create better models of how volcanic ash disperses after eruptions.
The eruption of the volcano in March this year caused chaos, shutting down huge swathes of European air space.
Director Quentin Tarantino's longtime film editor, who went hiking with her dog amid the extreme heat Monday, was discovered dead early Tuesday morning by searchers in Beachwood Canyon, according to law-enforcement sources.
Award-winning film editor Sally Menke, 56, worked on such movies as "Pulp Fiction," "Kill Bill" and "Jackie Brown".
Menke had gone hiking in the morning, and her friends alerted police after she failed to come home.
Search dogs, an LAPD helicopter and officers from patrol units spent hours in Griffith Park searching for her.
Her locked car was found in a Griffith Park parking lot. Menke's dog was found alive, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The sources, who spoke on the condition that they not be named because the investigation was ongoing, said Menke's body was found at the bottom of a ravine near 5600 block of Green Oak Drive.
No cause of death was immediately reported, and it's unclear whether the heat was a factor.
Los Angeles Times