Syndicated Articles

Let’s talk about the weather to revive climate debate

Originally Published by New Scientist - Explaining how climate change is affecting today's weather will be tricky, but it might bring home to the public the everyday reality of global warming.

Posted on August 29th, 2014
climate change

Ebola vaccine to be tested in UK

Originally Published by BBC News - A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium.

Posted on August 28th, 2014

Do dams destroy rivers?

Originally Published by The Guardian - Ultimately dams change rivers. The degree to which they change and the negative impacts on humans and nature depend on how large they are, how they are built and managed and where they are located.

Posted on August 27th, 2014

Using Google Earth and goats to combat wildfires.

Originally Published by Google Earth - We have brought you many stories in the past involving Google Earth and wildfire. For example, stories about people and organizations using Google Earth to monitor wildfires in progress, coordinate rescue operations, map global fire data and simulate forest fires. But, prevention is better than cure, so to take it a step further, here is a story about how Shea Broussard and business partner Tony Shafer created FlameMapper.

Posted on August 26th, 2014
Earth Observation

Major Earthquake Rattles San Francisco Bay Area

Originally Published by Information Week - At 3:20 am Sunday, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck the small community of American Canyon in California's wine-growing Napa County, causing power outages and damaging roads, homes and businesses. No fatalities were reported.

Posted on August 25th, 2014

3D Mapping Data’s Future: 8 Examples

Originally Published by Information Week - Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program.

Posted on August 22nd, 2014

Antarctica and Greenland Losing Ice at Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

Originally Published by Yale Environment 360 - Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are losing mass at an unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kilometers per year.

Posted on August 21st, 2014
Earth Observation

Green Column: Cities’ Air Problems Only Get Worse With Climate Change

Originally Published by NYT - Scientists predict that higher temperatures will speed up the creation of lung-damaging ozone in the world’s metropolises.

Posted on August 20th, 2014
climate change

Inside California’s $7.5 billion drought-survival plan

Originally Published by New Scientist - With reservoirs at record lows and groundwater being rapidly depleted, the state is considering extreme measures to ride out an epic dry spell.

Posted on August 19th, 2014

A New Frontier for Fracking: Drilling Near the Arctic Circle

Originally Published by Yale 360 - Hydraulic fracturing is about to move into the Canadian Arctic, with companies exploring the region's rich shale oil deposits. But many indigenous people and conservationists have serious concerns about the impact of fracking in more fragile northern environments.

Posted on August 18th, 2014