Syndicated Articles

ECO Interviews Dawn Wright, Esri Chief Scientist

Originally Published by Eri - An interview with Esri's Chief Scientist, Dawn Wright.

Posted on July 22nd, 2014
Earth Observation

Looking Back from Apollo 11

Originally Published by NASA - Transcripts from the flight to the Moon capture some of the wonder and novelty of looking back at Earth.

Posted on July 21st, 2014
space applications, space exploration

Doubling radar vision of Earth

Originally Published by ESA - Following a contract signed with Arianespace today, the second Sentinel-1 satellite is now set to join its identical twin sister in orbit in early 2016, optimising the mission’s global coverage to manage the environment and improve everyday lives.

Posted on July 17th, 2014
Earth Observation

New posts in the Notes from the Field blog – Beakers and Blankets: Readying for SABOR’s Ocean Voyage

Originally Published by EO - Starting July 2014, scientists with NASA’s Ship-Aircraft Bio-Optical Research (SABOR) experiment will make observations from ship and aircraft off the U.S. Atlantic Coast aimed at advancing the technology needed to measure microscopic plankton in the ocean from space. For the next three weeks, follow SABOR researchers as they work toward finding out how and why plankton are changing around the planet, and where the carbon associated with plankton goes. Plankton play an important part of the climate system and deliver oxygen to the atmosphere, absorb carbon dioxide, and form the base of the marine food chain.

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Esri App Challenge Winners Create Actionable Tools to Strengthen Resilience Efforts

Originally Published by Ersi - Winners of the Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014 were announced at the Esri User Conference.

Posted on July 15th, 2014

8 charts that show how climate change is making the world more dangerous

Originally Published by The Guardian - Forget the future. The world already is nearly five times as dangerous and disaster prone as it was in the 1970s, because of the increasing risks brought by climate change, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organisation.

Posted on July 14th, 2014

Fresh Hope for an Abandoned NASA Spacecraft

Originally Published by IEEE - News of ISEE-3’s demise may be a bit premature. A months-long bid to bring the 35-year-old International Sun-Earth Explorer 3 back into the vicinity of Earth seemed to have met its end this week, when the citizen group attempting to “reboot” the mission failed to get the thrusters to produce much more than a burp.

Posted on July 11th, 2014
space exploration

Green news roundup: dark snow, farmland birds and electric racing cars

Originally Published by The Guardian - The week's top environment news stories and green events

Posted on July 10th, 2014

US drought to deplete Lake Mead to levels not seen since 1930s

Originally Published by The Guardian - Drought in the south-western US will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and the reservoir on the Colorado River was filled in the 1930s, federal water managers said Tuesday.

Posted on July 9th, 2014

13 new apps to fight climate change

Originally Published by Ersi - Esri is specialized in GIS, helping companies like Starbucks to find the best location for its next store or police to fight crime.

Posted on July 8th, 2014
Climate, Technology