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  • Nuuk open boat

    Blogpost by nicole - August 9, 2005 at 12:21 4 comments

    We held our open boat near the capital of Greenland today. I say "near" since we were at anchor. There was a cruise ship in town, which needed the dock space, so we ferried people out on one of our boats instead. I was boat crew for a few hours, w...

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  • Clean rock

    Blogpost by nicole - August 9, 2005 at 12:18

    Just after leaving Narsaq, Jason (scientist) went by helicopter about 25 miles west of the town to Sermilik Isbrae glacier, and brought back this photo. You can see the vegetation line 800 feet (245m) above sea level where the glacier was a century Read more >...

  • Remote areas and green local power

    Blogpost by nicole - August 5, 2005 at 12:30 2 comments

    During our visit to Narsaq, we heard some unexpected (to us) good news here on the front lines of global warming impacts. A small-scale hydro project is under construction just east of here that should free both Narsaq and nearby Qaqortoq from dirty, ... Read more >

  • Narsaq Tikilluaritsi (welcome to Narsaq)

    Blogpost by nicole - August 4, 2005 at 10:08 4 comments

    It's an oddity of living on board a ship that wherever you go, you bring your home with you. And if it's a Greenpeace ship, pretty much whenever you visit a town, the townspeople also get a chance to visit you. So it feels more like exchanging visit...

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  • Overfishing

    Blogpost by jhocevar - August 3, 2005 at 17:03 10 comments

    As fishermen and environmentalists battle factory fishing giant Omega Protein in the western Atlantic, overfishing continues to take its toll on ecosystems worldwide.

    In Western Australia, local officials recently sought to draw attention to the alba...

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  • Shortcut

    Blogpost by nicole - August 2, 2005 at 13:42 1 comment

    Greetings from Narsaq on the west coast of Greenland.

    Yesterday at 3:30 a.m. the ship entered Prince Christian Sound, the eastern entrance to a maze of fjords that zig zag through the southern tip of Greenland and join the east and west coasts.

    The ... Read more >

  • A great expanse of ice

    Blogpost by nicole - August 1, 2005 at 13:20 1 comment

    Today I had an interesting experience. I accompanied a scientist up onto the ice sheet to drill for ice core samples. I'll make the distinction between glaciers and ice sheets by saying 82% (at least) of Greenland is covered by a massively thick laye...

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  • To Kyoto, or not to Kyoto, that is the question!

    Blogpost by nicole - August 1, 2005 at 12:35

    For the Bush administration, the answer to that question has been clear since 2001: "No." However, simply saying "No" to Kyoto seems to be a more and more difficult position to maintain for the White House. It does seem like the Bush Administration i...

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  • What does it mean to be so far north on this planet?

    Blogpost by nicole - July 28, 2005 at 16:11 9 comments

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    Being an Indian it's hard to explain but I will try...home is the tropics, and the North was always the Himalayas. The roof of the world was Tibet... What a tiny picture of the world, eh? One email and it is split wide open. An offer to travel to Gre...

  • Impossible colors

    Blogpost by nicole - July 28, 2005 at 16:07 3 comments

    Read more >We are sailing back down Sermilik fjord, passing hundreds of icebergs - some of them real giants. By all rights, we should be pretty jaded by now, having spent the past weeks staring at icebergs, glaciers and sea ice, but every now and then you st...

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