Sensors and Systems
Breaking News
Novel NASA Instrument Sets Sights on Earth-bound Solar Radiation
A very small instrument has a big job ahead...
Construction Software Company Ecobot Becomes a Silver Partner in the Esri Partner Network
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Ecobot, the premier digital solution for...
MELBOURNE, Fla. — A L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) infrared instrument...


Monday, December 8th, 2014

Toward Productive Landscapes

The European Tropical Forest Research Network has just issued ETFRN News 56 Towards productive landscapes. The landscape approach has increasingly been promoted as a new perspective on addressing global challenges at a local level. In the face of increasing and competing claims to the land and the exhaustion of natural resources, planners, scientists and policymakers have

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Climate Change Already Showing Effects at Kennedy Space Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The effects of climate change are already showing up in places from Miami to Alaska, scientists say, but two University of Florida geologists are focusing their attention on one especially noteworthy and vulnerable piece of waterfront real estate: Kennedy Space Center.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

UN Offers Free Open Course on the Management of Mangrove Ecosystems

The UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are excited to announce the launch of the first Unit of a unique 10-Unit open access, self-paced online course all about mangrove ecosystems and their management. The course consists of 5 lessons and introduces students to mangroves and provides a brief description of their basic characteristics,

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Decision Support Tool: Identifying and Addressing Drivers of Deforestation and Forest Degradation

In the face of increasing pressures on forests, many countries have begun to explore REDD+ as a mechanism to provide finance for maintaining forest cover and reducing emissions from the forestry sector. With imminent establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, the importance of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions by means of effective policies and

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

New Heights of Global Topographic Data Will Aid Climate Change Research

The U.S. Geological Survey announced today that improved global topographic (elevation) data are now publicly available for North and South America, Pacific Islands, and northern Europe. Similar data for most of Africa were previously released by USGS in September. 

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Fostering Low-Emission Rural Development from the Ground Up

In a new report, the Sustainable Tropics Alliance* analyzes progress made in implementing low-emission rural development (LED-R)—a jurisdictional or regional approach to sustainability—using examples from eight regions in the Tropics. LED-R provides a framework for integrated implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and helps to address challenges related to implementation. We define LED-R

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

The Takuvik Joint International Laboratory and BNP Paribas Foundation Partner on Research of Permafrost Thaw

QUÉBEC CITY, Dec. 3, 2014—A Canadian and French consortium, coordinated by the Takuvik Joint International Laboratory and supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation, is launching its APT Project, for Acceleration of Permafrost Thaw By Snow‒Vegetation Interactions. This important research initiative studies how climate change is accelerating the thawing of permafrost, a phenomenon that is still poorly understood.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Protecting the Rainforest through Agriculture and Forestry

Conservationists are always looking for ways to halt the pace of deforestation in tropical rainforests. One approach involves recultivating abandoned agricultural land. An international team* investigating this concept has just published its findings in Nature Communications. Working in the mountainous regions of Ecuador, the researchers found afforestation and intense pasturing to be particularly effective, clearly increasing

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Modeling the Past to Understand the Future of a Stronger El Nino

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 26, 2014—It was fishermen off the coast of Peru who first recognized the anomaly, hundreds of years ago. Every so often, their usually cold, nutrient-rich water would turn warm and the fish they depended on would disappear. Then there was the ceaseless rain.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Newfoundland & Labrador’s Forest Strategy a Win for Conservation

CORNER BROOK, NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR, Nov. 20, 2014—Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is pleased with Minister of Natural Resources Derrick Dalley’s release of the new sustainable forest management strategy.

Page 22 of 140 1 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 140