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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Fulfilment of FOREST EUROPE Commitments Analysed in Two New Publications

Two important publications, in addition to the State of Europe’s Forests 2015 report, were released at the 7th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference, held in Madrid, Spain, on 20-21 October 2015. These two new reports analyse different aspects related to the level of fulfilment of the FOREST EUROPE commitments adopted by the signatories of this process in

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Researchers Measure Potential for Permafrost’s Old Carbon Release

As scientists measure the speed and effects of carbon release from thawing Arctic permafrost, one group is studying the metabolism of old carbon that has been stored in soils but is now being released by a warming climate.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Almond Industry and Sustainable Conservation Launch New Partnership to Explore Almond Acreage Groundwater Recharge Potential

MODESTO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2015—The Almond Board of California and Sustainable Conservation, a conservation nonprofit that unites people to steward California’s resources in ways that make economic sense, today announced a new partnership focused on exploring the potential of California’s one million acres of almond orchards for groundwater recharge. The partnership launches just as California is entering a much-anticipated El Niño year, which could

Monday, October 26th, 2015

PrecisionHawk, Verizon, Harris and DigitalGlobe Jointly Demonstrate Technology for Safe Drone Operations

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 26, 2015—PrecisionHawk, Verizon (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), Harris (NYSE: HRS) and DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE: DGI) today announced the successful completion of initial testing of high-performance airspace services for consumer and enterprise drones. The market leaders have integrated their technologies, Verizon’s LTE network, Harris’ ADS-B and aircraft surveillance network, DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Platform and PrecisionHawk’s LATAS (Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety) platform,

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Ozone Hole Reaches Record Size Again

The ozone hole over Antarctica currently extends over 26 million square kilometres – an area larger than the North American continent. Currently, it is approximately 2.5 million square kilometres larger than at the same time in 2014. In 2006 it was larger than now, at 27 million square kilometres. Researchers from the German Aerospace Center

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Aeryon Labs Inc. Secures $60 Million in Growth Financing

Waterloo, ON, Canada, Oct. 23, 2015—Aeryon Labs Inc., the premier manufacturer of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) and mission control software, today announced that it has closed a $60 million investment from Summit Partners. This investment will help the company realize its ambitious vision for the sUAS market, which sees widespread adoption across military, public safety and

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Purdue Startup Commercializes Soil-Mapping Technology to Improve Crop Yields

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An agricultural startup is commercializing a Purdue University innovation that could help farmers improve crop management and yields by better understanding how their soil functions.

Monday, October 26th, 2015

OPT and Gardline Environmental Announce Agreement for Joint Development of Metocean Monitoring and Maritime Security Systems Solutions

PENNINGTON, N.J., Oct. 26, 2015—Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTT) and Gardline Environmental, Ltd announced today a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to jointly develop innovative metocean monitoring and maritime security systems for prospective customers in the ocean observing and defense and security markets.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Floods in South Carolina Set 17 USGS Streamgage Records

During the historic October 2015 floods in South Carolina, 17 U.S. Geological Survey streamgages recorded the highest peak streamflow and/or river height (or stage) since those streamgages were installed. An additional 15 USGS streamgages recorded peaks in the top 5 for their periods of record.

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

The U.S. Geological Survey Partners to Tackle Earth and Atmosphere Challenges to Silicon Valley

MENLO PARK, Calif. — Joint Venture Silicon Valley and the U.S. Geological Survey today jointly announced a partnership to address regional challenges from natural hazards, climate and land use change, and continued availability of clean air and water resources.

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