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Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

New Report Projects Wildfire Costs to Nearly Double in Colorado and Western States in the Next 10 Years

Washington, D.C.—A new report from the Center for American Progress projects that the U.S. Forest Service will have to spend 80 percent more per year over the next decade to fight wildfires in Colorado and other Western states, compared with the past five years. Based on historic data and trends, wildfires could burn an average of 10.5

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Measuring the Impacts of Severe Wildfires in the Arctic

Based on the number of acres burned, 2015 is shaping up to be the second most extreme fire year during the past decade in North America’s boreal region. Historically, the area has had one or fewer extreme fire years per decade.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Study Shows that Tree Planting Alone May Not Significantly Offset Urban Carbon Emissions

Around the world, from small towns to the biggest cities, civic soldiers in the battle against global warming are striving to cut carbon emissions. One oft-used strategy is to plant more trees, which suck up carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas. But does adding more oaks and maples make a dent in urban carbon-reduction goals? How

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Lead’Air, Inc. Announces a New 9 Camera Oblique Imaging System

Lead Air, Inc., the manufacturer of Track’Air aerial survey products, is unveiling a new nine camera MIDAS system with 1 vertical camera and 8 oblique cameras covering a true 360 degrees. Instead of the classic 4 oblique camera arrangement facing forward, backward, left and right, the new OCTOBLIQUE MIDAS adds 4 additional oblique cameras which fill the

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Announces Unmanned Aircraft Registration Requirement

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the creation of a task force to develop recommendations for a registration process for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Trimble Connected Farm Solution Now Integrates with Raven Slingshot Field Data and Devices

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 21, 2015—Trimble and Raven announced today that users of the Trimble Connected Farm™ solution can now view task data and as-applied maps transferred wirelessly from Raven’s Slingshot system. By tapping into the Slingshot API, Connected Farm is able to communicate with Raven field computers, such as the Viper Pro

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Scientific and Technical Experts Wanted to Resolve Flood Map Challenges

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 21, 2015—The National Institute of Building Sciences is seeking qualified scientific and technical professionals from the public, private and academic sectors to serve on Scientific Resolution Panels (SRPs) responsible for recommending to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) resolutions to community challenges to FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program flood maps. FEMA has

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

NYIT and PKU Host World Experts at “Sustainable Megacities” Conference in Beijing

BEIJING, Oct. 20, 2015—Experts from China and the United States met in Beijing today and reiterated the need for a systems-based, coordinated response to the world’s critical food, energy, and water (FEW) challenges. Engineers, urban planners, and policymakers shared their perspectives at a conference co-hosted by New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and Peking University (PKU), “Sustainable Megacities: Food,

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

EagleView Announces the Launch of CONNECTExplorer Visualization Software

Bothell, Wash., Oct. 21, 2015—EagleView Technology Corporation, a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, today announced the launch of CONNECTExplorer by Pictometry, an EagleView company. This powerful web-based application allows customers to view, analyze and answer many of their day-to-day questions about their physical environment without having to leave the office. 

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

FormoSat-5 Slated for February 2016 Launch

Taiwan’s FormoSat-5, an ultra-high-resolution Earth observation satellite operated by the Hsinchu City-headquartered National Space Organization, is scheduled for launch in February 2016, according to the NSPO.

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