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7.2-magnitude earthquake in Mexico

USGS is reporting a 7.5-magnitude earthquake on April 18, 2015. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting a 7.2-magnitude earthquake – a very strong earthquake – that took place in central and southern Mexico this morning. It was originally reported as a 7.5-magnitude and then revised downward.

Posted on April 18th, 2014
Disasters

Google Earth Engine Brings Big Data to Environmental Activism

A new forest-mapping tool relies on unprecedented data crunching.

Posted on April 16th, 2014
Technology

The hidden farms of Chicago

NPR’s The Salt recently took a look at Chicago and the many “hidden farms” that can be found on rooftops around the city.

Posted on April 15th, 2014
Agriculture

Americas set for total lunar eclipse

Originally by BBC- Skywatchers in the Americas will be able to catch a rare celestial show as Earth's shadow falls across the Moon.

Posted on April 14th, 2014
Earth Observation

UN climate change report on how to cut emissions  live coverage

Join our live coverage as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its report on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted on April 13th, 2014
Climate

Sustainable Mobility Partnership Forged at World Urban Forum

MEDELLIN, Colombia, April 10, 2014 (ENS) - Achieving sustainable transport and mobility globally is one of the three critical areas of focus for the new Greener Cities Partnership launched Tuesday at the World Urban Forum in Medellin.

Posted on April 11th, 2014
Earth Observation

Wildlife trafficking app launched at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo

Originally Published at The Guardian - App aims to crowdsource intelligence about the illegal wildlife trade by having users report and photograph suspicious activity.

Posted on April 9th, 2014
Technology

How Politics Buries Science in Landslide Mapping

Originally Published at NBC News - The six geologists were just starting their work, climbing the mountains of Western North Carolina to map the debris left behind by landslides over millions of years, when the political footing gave way beneath them. Opposition had been building from real estate agents, from home builders planning subdivisions, and then from politicians. When all that energy was released, the science was crushed flat.

Posted on April 8th, 2014
Politics

Almost half of new electricity is now clean and green

Originally Published by New Scientist - That's a lot of clean power. Almost half of new electricity generation is now renewable, and the costs of wind and solar power are falling sharply. It "should give governments confidence to forge a robust climate agreement" next year, says Achim Steiner, director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Posted on April 7th, 2014
Energy

Arctic Melting is Lasting Longer and Affecting More Ice: Study

Originally Published by Universe Today - The Arctic melt season is averaging five days longer with each passing decade, a new study by NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center reveals. And with more ice-free days, the water (which is darker than the surrounding ice) is absorbing the sun’s heat and accelerating the process. This means the Arctic ice cap has shrank by as much as four feet.

Posted on April 6th, 2014
Climate

 

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