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USA: Satellite data can improve landslide monitoring prediction

The model can help reducing therefore their potentially devastating effects

According to a group of researchers from the University of California, satellite data give crucial and reliable information for identifying, especially in remote mountainous regions, hotspots for l

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Thu, 01/08/2013 - 09:59
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36.7783
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USA: Landsat 8 captures impacts of drought in New Mexico

On July 24, 2013 the total water in storage constitutes only 3% of the reservoir

On July 8, 2013, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) aboard Landsat 8 captured impressive images of Elephant Butte Reservoir, when was only filled to 3% of its capacity, highlighting the impact that

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Mon, 29/07/2013 - 09:11
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34.5199
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GPS helps to measure and map hurricane wind speeds

Hurricane winds measured by GPS

By analyzing the distorted GPS signals during storms, researchers have discovered a new way of measuring and mapping the wind speeds of hurricanes.

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 11:02
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37.0299
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-76.3452

Post-Disaster Communications Provided by High-Altitude Balloon

Emergency Management

Mobile 4G LTE provider Oceus Networks has come up with a technology that will enable broadband and communications services between first responders within 72 hours of an emergency or disaster.

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Wed, 24/07/2013 - 11:35
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40.015
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-105.271

ISS: How the International Space Station assists during disasters

The ISS plays an important role in helping emergency responders

The International Space Station (ISS) partner agencies released a common statement on 17 July 2013 underlining the benefits of the space station during disasters caused by natural hazards on Ea

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Mon, 22/07/2013 - 11:57
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38.9072
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-77.0365

Climate Change: Wildfires may contribute to global warming

Wild fires in Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos National Laboratory

The carbonaceous particles rising high into the air in the context of wildfires significantly degrade air quality, damage human and wildlife health, and interact with sunlight to affect climate

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Wed, 17/07/2013 - 08:34
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40.7493
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-73.9684

General Assembly sets up new UN forum to boost sustainable development efforts

 General Assembly Hall

On 9 July 2013 the General Assembly established a new High-level Political Forum, which will replace the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, to boost efforts to tackle global econ

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Wed, 10/07/2013 - 14:26
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40.7493
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-73.9684

USA: Satellites capture Colorado Wildfires

Aqua image of the fires in Colorado, USA collected at 1:40 p.m. MDT

NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites with their Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors captured

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Fri, 14/06/2013 - 16:38
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38.8339
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-104.821

Oklahoma Tornado: Satellites see Storm from Space

Tornado in Oklahoma, USA, captured from space by NASA's Aqua satellite

On May 20, 2013 central Oklahoma, USA, was hit by a supercell thunderstorm resulting in a destructive tornado passing over the state.

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Thu, 23/05/2013 - 14:04
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35.3395
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-97.4867

USGS topographic data now available on mobile devices

USGS TNM Topographic Data viewed on a mobile device

Users of Android and iPhone mobile devices can now access USGS digital topographic maps on the go. Using GPS, they can zoom in on their precise location allowing for precise navigation.

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Fri, 10/05/2013 - 07:24
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38.9502
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-77.3672