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Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Canada Releases Report Detailing Economic Contributions of Geomatics Sector

The Canadian Geomatics Environmental Scan and Value Study Summary Report provides highlights and key results from two major bodies of work carried out by Hickling Arthurs Low Corporation on behalf of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).  This research represents the most comprehensive assessment of geomatics and geospatial information in Canada to date. Geospatial information (GI) identifies

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

NASA Data Used to Track Groundwater in Pakistan

The vast farmlands of Pakistan — a country with an economy based on agriculture — rely on one of the largest continuous irrigation systems in the world. Farmers were once able to depend solely on rivers and man-made canals fed by glaciers and rain. But as population and urbanization boomed in recent decades, the country

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Ozone Does Not Necessarily Promote Decline of Natural Ecosystems

Environmental scientists at the University of Virginia have found that surface ozone, an abundant chemical known to be toxic to many species of vegetation and to humans, does not necessarily inhibit the productivity of natural ecosystems. “This is a rare piece of good news in the ozone and ecology story,” said Manuel Lerdau, an ecologist

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Mountaintop Mining, Crop Irrigation Can Damage Freshwater Biodiversity

Aquatic life can suffer when high concentrations of dissolved salts enter freshwater ecosystems, a process known as salinization. An international, multi-institutional team of researchers that includes a Virginia Tech graduate student recommends ways that humans can protect freshwater from salts in an article Friday (Feb. 26) in the journal Science. The recommendations include the use

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Marcia McNutt Elected 22nd NAS President; New Treasurer, Council Members Chosen

WASHINGTON — Members of the National Academy of Sciences have elected Marcia K. McNutt, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals, as president of the Academy.  William H. Press, Warren J. and Viola M. Raymer Professor, departments of computer science and integrative biology at The University of Texas at Austin was elected treasurer, and four

Friday, February 12th, 2016

NASA, University Study Shows Rising Seas Slowed by Increasing Water on Land

New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise. A new study by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, shows

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

50-Year-Old Mystery Solved: Seafloor Mapping Reveals Cause of 1964 Tsunami that Destroyed Alaskan Village

Minutes after the 1964 magnitude-9.2 Great Alaska Earthquake began shaking, a series of tsunami waves swept through the village of Chenega in Prince William Sound, destroying all but two of the buildings and killing 23 of the 75 inhabitants. Fifty years later, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey revealed the likely cause of the tsunami,

Monday, October 27th, 2014

New Australian Research Centre Set to Secure Food for the Future

A research centre exploring new technologies for improving crop yields to secure food supply has been launched at The Australian National University (ANU). The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Translational Photosynthesis seeks to increase yields of major crops such as wheat and rice by improving the way that plants capture the sun’s

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

EPA Supporting Next Generation of Environmental Scientists Through 105 Fellowship Grants

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014—Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 105 graduate students across the nation will receive $8.6 million in Science to Achieve Results (STAR) fellowship grants to conduct research on topics ranging from climate change and public health to water quality and sustainability that will have cross-cutting impacts in the environmental

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Presagis and Ryerson University to Partner on UAV Technologies

MONTREAL, CANADA, Oct. 20, 2014) -Presagis, a leading provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) modeling, simulation, and embedded graphics software, and Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada, are kicking off a strategic innovation partnership to develop new UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technologies. These research activities are supported by a grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

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