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  • AccuWeather’s team of expert meteorologists is warning people and businesses to start preparing for a frenzy of tropical activity that could have major impacts on the United States this hurricane season.   The AccuWeather 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast calls for 20 to 25 named storms. Eight to 12 of those storms are forecast to strengthen into hurricanes. Four to six

  • The European Commission (EC) and the European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Earth System Science Initiative to provide a coordinated response to critical environmental challenges and related scientific questions.  The EC’s Research and Innovation Department and ESA’s Earth Observation Programmes Directorate are aligning a set of selected scientific activities under their respective Horizon Europe and

  • New research suggests that sunlight-blocking particles from an extreme eruption would not cool surface temperatures on Earth as severely as previously estimated.  Some 74,000 years ago, the Toba volcano in Indonesia exploded with a force 1,000 times more powerful than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The mystery is what happened after that—namely, to

  • For the second year in a row, farmers in Maryland planted a record amount of winter cover crops in 2016-17. These cold-tolerant crops—including wheat, rye, barley and radish—are planted in the fall. In addition to increasing soil health and boosting yields, cover crops reduce soil erosion and absorb nutrients such as nitrogen that could otherwise affect water quality

  • Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., have been working on the tricky problem of CubeSat transmission antennas, which must be small enough for these diminutive devices yet still transmit data through the huge expanses of space. “It’s like pulling a rabbit out of a hat,” said Nacer Chahat, a specialist in […]

  • New Real-Time Maps Transform Forecast Data into Vivid Pictures of U.S. River Flows REDLANDS, Calif.—August 25, 2016—Smart-mapping leader Esri today released a beautiful, robust new collection of Web maps that forecast NOAA stream-flow data throughout the continental U.S. Esri’s multiscale visualization of the National Water Model enables forecast water flows in real time at high […]

  • January 7 — Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the public release of the B4UFLY mobile application following an initial beta testing period.

  • Ordnance Survey (OS) and Dennis Maps have signed an agreement for Britain’s mapping agency to acquire a 25%.

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