2015年12月18日 星期五

Arabia Deserta, counterpunch, counteract desertification, savannahs


From our archives, the little-known story of one of the first combat pilots in the skies near Washington on 9/11.
Her jet was not equipped to shoot a plane out of the sky. "We’d be ramming the aircraft," she recalled. "I would essentially be a kamikaze pilot.”


A pilot reflects on one of the lesser-told tales of Sept. 11: how the first counterpunch the U.S. military prepared to throw at the attackers was effectively a suicide mission.
WASHINGTONPOST.COM



Predicting Sand and Dust Storms

About one third of the world’s land mass is covered by deserts and
savannahs. And these dry lands keep spreading. The root cause for what is
called desertification is unsustainable agriculture which leaves the soil
degraded.

The DW-WORLD Article

http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew06woI44va89pI1

Fighting the Financial Crisis, One Challenge at a Time
By HENRY M. PAULSON Jr.
If we have learned anything throughout this year, we have learned that this financial crisis is unpredictable and difficult to counteract.


Arabia Deserta ("Abandoned/deserted Arabia", also known as Arabia Magna ("Greater Arabia") in Latin signified the desert interior of the Arabian peninsula

Living Planet | 23.10.2008 | 04:30

Environment, Forced Migration and Social Vulnerability

Desertification doesn’t just threaten millions of hectares of land, but also the livelihood of countless numbers of people.

This month, the first international conference on the topic of "environment, forced migration and social vulnerability" took place in Bonn. Some 500 experts, politicians and students took part in the event, which showcased speakers from around the world.
For three days the visitors discussed the effects of environmental and climate change. There was one point which they all agreed on - the necessity to effectively counteract the spread of desert regions. Maximilian Rech visisted the conference and his report is presented by Eva Wutke.
Report: Maximilian Rech / Eva Wutke

savanna
savannah
n. - 大草原

日本語 (Japanese)
n. - 大草原, サバンナ, 草原, サヴァナ, サヴァナ川

counteract Show phonetics
verb [T]
to reduce or remove the effect of something unwanted by producing an opposite effect:
Drinking a lot of water counteracts the dehydrating effects of hot weather.




Definition of COUNTERPUNCH


:  a counter in boxing; also :  a countering blow or attack
— counterpunch intransitive verb




Just a few of the classic covers designed by Anchor's first art director, the great Edward Gorey... ‪#‎tbt‬

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A piano is like a lion in the savannah, says pianist Helene Grimaud

Helene Grimaud's outstanding musicianship has won her much press, as has
her spirited, independent mindset. She talked with DW about being a female
performer, raising wolves and the occasional loneliness of her career.

The DW-WORLD.DE Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew6ap7I44va89pI7