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Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Aliso Canyon Methane Leak Emissions Sky-High

A UC Davis scientist flying in a pollution-detecting airplane provided the first, and so far only, estimates of methane emissions spewing from the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Southern California since the leak began on Oct. 23, 2015.

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Drone Catcher: “Robotic Falcon” Can Capture, Retrieve Renegade Drones

In January 2015, a Washington, DC, hobbyist accidentally flew his DJI Phantom quadcopter drone over the White House fence and crashed it on the lawn.

Monday, January 11th, 2016

NASA Looks at Storms Hitting California

Extreme rain events fueled by the current strong El Nino have started to affect California. NASA estimated rainfall over a period of 7 days while NASA/NOAA’s GOES Project created a satellite animation showing the storms affecting the region over the past three days.An animation NOAA’s GOES-West satellite imagery from Jan. 5 through Jan 7 shows

Monday, January 11th, 2016

New Interactive Map Compares Carbon Footprints of Bay Area Neighborhoods

The Paris climate summit ended last year with landmark national commitments for greenhouse gas reductions, but much of the hard work of reducing emissions will fall on cities to change their residents’ behavior.

Monday, January 11th, 2016

NCAR Announces Powerful New Supercomputer for Scientific Discovery

BOULDER—The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announced today that it has selected its next supercomputer for advancing atmospheric and Earth science, following a competitive open procurement process. The new machine will help scientists lay the groundwork for improved predictions of a range of phenomena, from hour-by-hour risks associated with thunderstorm outbreaks to the timing

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Greenland Ice Sheet Melts More When It’s Cloudy

Clouds play a bigger role in the melting of the Greenland ice sheet than was previously assumed. Compared to clear skies, clouds enhance the meltwater runoff by a third. Those are the findings of an international study that was coordinated by KU Leuven and published in Nature Communications.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Dewberry Awarded Contract with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Fairfax, Va., Jan. 5, 2015—Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, was recently awarded a $5 million, five-year Blank Purchase Agreement with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The contract extends previous work associated with modernizing the Coastal Barrier Resources System (CBRS) by providing a wide variety of technical, mapping, and programmatic support

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

AirVisual Launches Free Air Pollution Forecasts for More than 5,000 Cities Worldwide

BEIJING, Jan. 6, 2016—AirVisual, a social enterprise providing air quality tools and information, now offers free air pollution forecasts for more than 5,000 cities worldwide. The forecasts are available on both a web and mobile platform to empower residents and business to make healthier and more effective decisions.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

First Ever Digital Geologic Map of Alaska Published

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A new digital geologic map of Alaska is being released today providing land users, managers and scientists geologic information for the evaluation of land use in relation to resource extraction, conservation, natural hazards and recreation.

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

MapShots and Trimble Announce New Integration with Trimble’s Connected Farm

Cumming, Ga. and Sunnyvale, Calif., Jan. 5, 2016—MapShots, Inc. and Trimble today announced a new integration that allows all users of MapShots’ signature AgStudio® software platform to read as-applied maps and production data from Trimble’s Connected Farm™ solution. Previously, AgStudio software users could only read harvest data from the Connected Farm solution.

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