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Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Biologists Integrate Unmanned Aircraft Technology in Canadian Wildlife Study

In a portion of Manitoba, Canada, so remote you have to fly in by helicopter, a research team led by the University of North Dakota and the American Museum of Natural History spent the summer in the polar bear capital of the world deploying the latest tool – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) — in a

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

14th World Forestry Congress (WFC XIV) – Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future

The fourteenth World Forestry Congress (XIV WFC), convened in Durban, South Africa from 7-11 September 2015, with nearly 4,000 participants attending the meeting, representing governments and public agencies, international organizations, the private sector, academic and research institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community and indigenous organizations. The World Forestry Congress has been held under the auspices

Monday, September 14th, 2015

National Weather Service Signs Significant Patent Technology Agreement with AccuWeather

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Sept. 14, 2015 —  AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced that the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), a division of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has signed a licensing agreement that grants NWS the right to use two of AccuWeather’s unique technology patents. 

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Decoupling Can Hasten Arrival of ‘Peak Environmental Impact’ this Century

A new report from the Breakthrough Institute, an Oakland, California-based research center, identifies key social and technological trends that can significantly increase the amount of land available for conservation.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

CT Scan of Earth Links Deep Mantle Plumes with Volcanic Hotspots

University of California, Berkeley, seismologists have produced for the first time a sharp, three-dimensional scan of Earth’s interior that conclusively connects plumes of hot rock rising through the mantle with surface hotspots that generate volcanic island chains like Hawaii, Samoa and Iceland.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

NASA Arctic Field Campaign to Examine Ecosystem Impacts of Changing Climate

As part of a broad effort to study the environmental and societal effects of climate change, NASA has begun a multi-year field campaign to investigate ecological impacts of the rapidly changing climate in Alaska and northwestern Canada, such as the thawing of permafrost, wildfires and changes to wildlife habitats.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Global Weather Corporation Named Most Accurate Temperature Forecast Provider in the World

BOULDER, Colo., September 3, 2015 – Global Weather Corporation (GWC) has been identified as the most accurate temperature forecast of 2014 for the U.S., Europe and Asia in a recent study by ForecastWatch, an independent analyst of industry performance. The study compared the accuracy of daily high temperature forecasts among the leading providers of weather forecasting.

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Bluesky Helps Scientists Understand Impact of Urban Trees on Air Quality

Leicestershire, September 3, 2015 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky has supported a major research project by scientists from the University of Leicester into the role of trees on pollution dispersion. Using a range of geographic datasets, including Bluesky’s National Tree Map, the team was able to create a detailed 3D model of Leicester.

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Quantifying the Impact of Volcanic Eruptions on Climate

Large volcanic eruptions inject considerable amounts of sulphur in the stratosphere which, once converted into aerosols, block sun rays and tend to cool the surface of the Earth down for several years. An international team of researchers has just developed a method, published in Nature Geoscience, to accurately measure and simulate the induced drop in temperature.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

NSF Awards $4.8 Million to Enable Creative, Collaborative Use of Ecological Data

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded 19 projects to enable innovative biological research and foster collaborations that leverage data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), a groundbreaking, continent-wide observatory that allows scientists to systematically study the Earth’s biosphere.

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