Syndicated Articles

10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change

Originally Published by The Guardian - For the last few months, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere have been at record levels unseen in over 800,000 years. The chairman of the IPCC, an international panel of the world’s top climate scientists, warned earlier this year that “nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change”.

Posted on July 30th, 2014

Pangolins being eaten to extinction, conservationists warn

Originally Published by The Guardian - Pangolins are being "eaten to extinction" due to a demand for their meat at banquets in China and Vietnam and their scales for use in Chinese medicine, conservationists have warned.

Posted on July 29th, 2014

Stanford team achieves ‘holy grail’ of battery design: A stable lithium anode

Originally Published by Eureka Alert - (Stanford School of Engineering) The Stanford team's nanosphere layer resembles a honeycomb: it creates a flexible, uniform and non-reactive film that protects the unstable lithium from the drawbacks that have made it such a challenge.

Posted on July 28th, 2014

A six-state California faces a water war

Originally Published by New Scientist - An audacious plan to split California into six pieces is unlikely to succeed, but may force the state to tackle its water woes head-on.

Posted on July 25th, 2014
Politics, Water

Scotland announces 30 new marine protected areas

Originally Published by The Guardian - Tranche of sites doubles the size of Scottish marine reserves, covering cliffs in Caithness and deep ocean seabeds.

Posted on July 24th, 2014
Ecosystems, Water

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