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Sunday, December 6th, 2015

Latin American Forest Landscape Restoration Pledges Reach 24.8 Million Hectares, $730 Million through Initiative 20×20

PARIS, Dec. 5, 2015—Today, countries, states, and financial and civil society institutions have announced new restoration pledges for Latin American and Caribbean through Initiative 20×20, a country-led effort to bring degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020. The new commitments bring the total area to be restored to 24.8 million hectares (or about 95,700 square miles, an area

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

DJI Introduces Company’s First Agriculture Drone

DJI announced the launch of a smart, crop-spraying agricultural drone. The DJI Agras MG-1 is dustproof, water-resistant and made of anti-corrosive materials. It can be rinsed clean and folded up for easy transport and storage after use. The eight-rotor Agras can load more than 10 kilograms of liquid for crop-spraying and can cover between seven and

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Aerialtronics Drones Fly Into Onboard Processing

Aerialtronics are taking drone autonomy to the next level by developing a smart dual camera that packs massive onboard processing power with both digital daylight and thermal camera sensors.

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives Yield Many Early Accomplishments; Measurement of Long-Term Benefits Needs Improvement

WASHINGTON – Because fish, wildlife, habitats, and cultural resources extend beyond political boundaries, there is a national need to develop resource management strategies across jurisdictions and sectors, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.  The Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs), initiated by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2009

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Topcon and Agisoft Sign Partnership Agreement for UAS Photogrammetric Software

LIVERMORE, Calif., CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands, Dec. 4, 2015 – Topcon Positioning Group announces a new partnership with digital photogrammetric solution provider Agisoft LLC. The agreement is designed to further expand the Topcon solutions portfolio for mass data collection (MDC).

Friday, December 4th, 2015

New Mapping Platform Reveals How Much Carbon is Locked in Tropical Forests

Between 2001 and 2013, greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation across the world’s tropical forests were, on average, larger than Russia’s economy-wide emissions in 2012. That’s 2,270 million metric tons (Mt) of carbon dioxide every year.

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

In Paris, Secretary Jewell Releases Report on Actions Underway to Combat Climate Change in National Parks

WASHINGTON — Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released a report detailing actions underway to address climate change threats to infrastructure, recreation, and natural and cultural resources. The report follows a recent studythat revealed sea-level rise caused by climate change could pose a risk to more than $40 billion worth of national park assets and resources.

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Protection of Our Marine Life Needs More Than Marine Protected Areas, We Need to Make It Resilient

Our oceans and coasts are changing rapidly due to human impacts. But our very existence depends on the resources and functions that their biodiversity and productive habitats provide. Learning to manage the habitats and biodiversity within our oceans and coasts is one of the greatest challenges of this century.

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

IUCN Urges Climate Resolutions to Recognize Nature’s Solutions

Paris, France, 28 November 2015 (IUCN) – Ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature – is calling for an agreement that recognises the role of nature in reducing carbon emissions and helping nations adapt to climate change.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Forests Could Play a Large Role in Stopping Climate Change

FALMOUTH, Mass., Nov. 25, 2015—Advancing a new strategy to curb global climate change, two Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) scientists say that better management of tropical forests could stabilize or even reduce the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and serve as a bridge to a world powered by renewable energy.

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