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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

SuperGeo to Launch Upgraded SuperGIS Data Management Tools

SuperGeo Technologies, the leading global provider of complete GIS software and solutions, introduces the newest SuperGIS Data Management tools including SuperGIS DataManager 3.1, SuperGIS DataConvertor 3.1, and SuperGIS DataRectifier 3.1. These enhanced SuperGIS Data management tools will be built in SuperGIS Desktop 3.1.

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

A Clearer Picture of Tropical Carbon

Tropical forests, alongside boreal forests and wetlands, are prime ecosystems for storing carbon. Now, researchers have created a new high-resolution map of carbon storage in tropical forests that could play an important role in effective forest management. Read More

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Beijing Maps South China Sea

n the thick of maritime disputes with several of its neighbours, China on Tuesday said it was mapping South China Sea (SCS) with an aim to step up exploration for oil and gas and to reinforce its territorial claims. China may step up its exploration of South China Sea to reinforce its territorial claims following announcement

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Major New Website to Assist With Climate Change Adaptation in Europe

Climate change is already evident in Europe. Across the continent, policy makers are starting to respond to current and future impacts and risks associated with rising temperatures, changing precipitation, melting glaciers, ice and snow, rising sea levels, and more frequent and intense floods and droughts. Read More

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Inclusion of Aviation Into the EU ETS

Following a recent media report about the inclusion of aviation into the ETS, it would be useful to recall the following: the EU has consistently been clear that it will review its legislation only if and when a global agreement to address aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions is found in ICAO. Pending this global agreement, the EU legislation

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Swiss Re Says 2011 Natural Disasters Cost Insurers $110 Billion

At $49 billion, 2011 was the costliest year in terms of insured earthquake losses after temblors in Japan and New Zealand, while floods in Thailand caused $12 billion of losses, “the highest insured losses ever for a single flood event,” the Zurich-based company said in an e-mailed statement. Claims from man-made disasters were $6 billion.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Wave Energy Scientist Rewarded

The inventor of a wave energy device has been awarded the Saltire Prize Medal for his outstanding contribution to the marine renewables sector. Dr Richard Yemm invented the red “sea snake” wave energy converter when he founded Pelamis Wave Power in Edinburgh in 1998. The device has since gained popularity across the world. He was presented with the

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Top Priorities in Biodiversity Science Agreed

Concluding a four-year global consultation, international experts have agreed on key efforts needed to reduce the on-going loss of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. On Day 2 of the Planet under Pressure conference in London ( March 27, leaders of the global biodiversity research programme DIVERSITAS described the urgent need to better understand the “5 Ws”

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

UPC Unveils Development Plan for Urban Areas in Al Ain

Building on ‘Plan Al Ain City 2030’, the Urban Structure Framework Plan launched in 2009 which provided the overarching principles and directions aligned with projected economic and demographic trends for Al Ain City, and following the recently completed Al Ain Plan, which focuses on downtown Al Ain, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) announced

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Soviet Weather Satellite Falls in Antarctica

Meteor 1-1, the Soviet Union’s first fully operational weather satellite, fell in Antarctica on Tuesday after more than four decades in orbit, the Russian Defense Ministry said.  “According to data provided by the Main Center for Space Reconnaissance, which is part of Russia’s Space Forces, fragments of the Meteor 1-1 satellite entered the Earth’s atmosphere

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