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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Founded in 1862, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound publ

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New interactive online map shows forest loss and gain from 2000-2012

First map of forest change that is globally consistent and locally relevant

A new high-resolution global map has been created as an interactive online tool that shows forest los

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Mon, 18/11/2013 - 14:05
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Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems/ George Mason University (CSISS-GMU)

The Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) is an interdisciplinary research center chartered by the provost and affiliated with the College of Science at George Mason University

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Center for Hazards and Risk Research (CHRR) at Columbia University

India and US to launch joint weather satellite

Bombay seen from space by ESA's Proba satellite.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will jointly build and launch an all-weather satellite to support disaster a

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Fri, 04/10/2013 - 11:51
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NASA: Aqua satellite shows rim fire in central California

Red outlines represent hot spots where MODIS detected unusually warm temperature

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image on 22 August 2013, of the fast-moving fire that started on 17 August in central California

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Mon, 26/08/2013 - 09:29
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NASA/CNES Ocean satellite retired after successful mission

 Jason-1 helped to follow changes in the tropical Pacific Ocean

The Jason-1 ocean altimetry satellite has been retired after achieving scientific, technical and international success in its life time.

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Mon, 15/07/2013 - 08:31
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USA: New strategy for civil earth observation

Nighttime photograph of the eastern coast of the United States seen from ISS.

On 19 April 2013, the US government's National Science and Technology Council released a National Strategy for Civil Earth Observations—a framework for increasing the efficiency and effective

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Mon, 22/04/2013 - 09:31
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NASA/NOAA: Next Generation Weather Satellite will provide earlier Warnings

NASA and NOAA are working on a new satellite system which will be launched in late 2015 for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series (GOES-R).

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Mon, 04/03/2013 - 11:38
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New Instrument on ISS to provide Imagery to Developing Nations

In January 2013, a new Earth-observing instrument was installed on the International Space Station (ISS): ISERV Pathfinder.

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Mon, 04/03/2013 - 10:33
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