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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

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 11:02

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Thu, 07/25/2013

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

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Wed, 07/24/2013

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 Earth. The ISS partner agencies US National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Canadian Space Agency, European Space Agency, Russian Federal Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency stated "The ISS Partners are committed to continuing to share this unique asset in space and the benefits it brings to life on Earth."

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Mon, 22/07/2013 - 11:57

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Mon, 07/22/2013

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. But measurements taken during the 2011 Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos National Laboratory show that the actual carbon-containing particles emitted by fires are very different than those used in current computer models, providing the potential for inaccuracy in current climate-modeling results, as Science Daily reported.

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Wed, 17/07/2013 - 08:34

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Wed, 07/17/2013

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 economic, social and environmental challenges.

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Wed, 07/10/2013

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 Black Forest fires in Colorado on June 12, 2013, as NASA reported on their website.

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Fri, 14/06/2013 - 16:38

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Fri, 06/14/2013

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

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Thu, 23/05/2013 - 14:04

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Thu, 05/23/2013

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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Fri, 05/10/2013

NOAA launches bi-annual newsletter "The Downlink"

First edition of NOAA's newsletter "The Downlink"

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a newsletter "The Downlink". The Downlink will provide international and interagency experts working with

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Mon, 06/05/2013 - 11:11

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Mon, 05/06/2013

NASA satellites capture California wildfires

The red lines indicate areas where MODIS detected fires.

In early May 20103, dry Santa Ana winds started several wildfires in Southern California, USA. NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites captured images of the fires with their Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). The red lines on the picture indicate where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures indicating fires about 50 miles north of Los Angeles.

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Mon, 06/05/2013 - 10:56

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