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.
August 29th, 2014
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.
August 28th, 2014
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.
August 27th, 2014
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.
August 26th, 2014
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.
August 25th, 2014
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.
August 22nd, 2014
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.
August 21st, 2014
Originally Published by NYT - Scientists predict that higher temperatures will speed up the creation of lung-damaging ozone in the world’s metropolises.
August 20th, 2014
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.
August 19th, 2014
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.
August 18th, 2014