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”.
July 30th, 2014
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.
July 29th, 2014
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.
July 28th, 2014
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.
July 25th, 2014
Originally Published by The Guardian - Tranche of sites doubles the size of Scottish marine reserves, covering cliffs in Caithness and deep ocean seabeds.
July 24th, 2014
Originally Published by Eri - An interview with Esri's Chief Scientist, Dawn Wright.
July 22nd, 2014
Originally Published by NASA - Transcripts from the flight to the Moon capture some of the wonder and novelty of looking back at Earth.
July 21st, 2014
space applications, space exploration
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.
July 17th, 2014
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.
July 16th, 2014
Originally Published by Ersi - Winners of the Esri Climate Resilience App Challenge 2014 were announced at the Esri User Conference.
July 15th, 2014