Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nasa gives up on Spirit: News24: Sci-Tech: News
Washington - The US space agency said on Tuesday it is giving up on trying to contact its Spirit rover on Mars, saying the robot explorer likely froze to death in the Red Planet's harsh winter.
GF Airport hits freeze mark at 4 a.m.; Hallock down to 30 | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota
The temperature could fall below 30 degrees at some sites in the northern Red River Valley extended, for long enough to damage or even kill some sensitive plants, the weather service said.
AFP: US promotes climate aid to skeptical Congress
Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican who heads the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee in charge of oversight, poured scorn on United Nations-led climate diplomacy and pledges of financial assistance.

"With a federal budget in massive deficit and an economy that has yet to pull itself out of a deep recession," he said, "the expectation that the United States will be footing a major share of the bill for such a UN fund is pure fantasy."
U.-Va. agrees to complete response to global warming public records request by August - Virginia Politics - The Washington Post
In an agreement filed in Prince William Circuit Court on Tuesday, the university agreed it will turn over all records, in electronic form, within 90 days--or Aug. 22.
Bookies bet on carbon price under $25 | National - Rural | BigPond News
As the multi-party climate change committee gets down to the serious business of setting a carbon price, bookies suggest it will be under $25 a tonne.

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