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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, August 25th, 2015

NOAA’s Green Infrastructure Product Suite Helps Communities Reduce Extreme Weather Impacts

August 25, 2015 — As coastal community populations grow and climate change brings more frequent weather extremes, communities are looking for new ways to become more resilient. Green infrastructure is showing a lot of promise.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

UCI, NASA Researchers Find Link Between Amazon Fire Risk, Devastating Hurricanes

Irvine, Calif., August 20, 2015 — Researchers from the University of California, Irvine and NASA have uncovered a remarkably strong link between high wildfire risk in the Amazon basin and the devastating hurricanes that ravage North Atlantic shorelines. The climate scientists’ findings appear in the journal Geophysical Research Letters near the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Timmons Group to Provide Performance Measures for the National Association of State Foresters

Richmond, VA, July 30, 2015 — The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) recently selected Timmons Group to assist in the process of defining State Forestry Performance Measures. 

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Climate Change Reduces Coral Reefs’ Ability to Protect Coasts

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 27, 2015 — Coral reefs, under pressure from climate change and direct human activity, may have a reduced ability to protect tropical islands against wave attack, erosion and salinization of drinking water resources, which help to sustain life on those islands. A new paper by researchers from the Dutch independent institute for

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Drones Can Be Deadly For Wildland Firefighters

July 8, 2015 — Imagine if a hostile country sent an Unmanned Aircraft System or UAS, otherwise known as a drone, to disturb the efforts of firefighters during a catastrophic wildfire. The confusion that might ensue could cause loss of life and property as flames jump fire lines simply because resources have been diverted or

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

SMOS Sings The Song of Ice and Fire

July 2, 2015 — While ESA’s water mission continues to deliver key information on soil moisture and ocean salinity to advance our understanding of Earth, it is becoming increasingly important for ‘real world’ applications, further demonstrating the societal benefit of Earth observation.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

DOI, USDA, EPA, NOAA and USACE Announce Additional Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative Sites to Prepare Natural Resources for Climate Change

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 25, 2015 — The Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today recognized three new collaborative landscape partnerships across the country.

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

On the Trail of Icelandic Depressions – DLR Tests New Laser Measurement Technology in Flights over Greenland

May 27, 2015 — For accurate weather forecasts and improved climate models, it is crucial to capture data about the winds over the North Atlantic as precisely as possible. Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have developed a prototype of a wind lidar (light detection and ranging) that

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