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New satellite can capture entire dayside Earth

Earth from Space (Image:NASA)

The first satellite capable of watching the entire diurnal side of Earth continuously, DSCOVR, was launched into space earlier this month.

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UNOOSA presents WCDRR efforts to COPUOS STSC

Disasters such as floods affect thousands of people every year. Space-based information can help manage disaster risks.

UNOOSA presented its efforts related to the upcoming World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) during the fifty-second session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC) of COPUOS. The office presented its relevant activities during a symposium organised by Japan on the sidelines of STSC as well as in front of the plenary.

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Systematic observation for Climate Change Adaptation: Joint GCOS-IPCC-UNFCCC workshop

Representatives of Member States, UNFCCC bodies, GCOS, IPCC and various UN agencies discussed systematic observations

From 10 to 12 February 2015, international experts and representatives of Member States gathered in Bonn, Germany, for a workshop on systematic observations for climate change adaptation.

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WMO ranks 2014 the hottest year on record

Global mean land-ocean temperature change from 1880 to 2014, relative to the 1951–1980 mean. (Image: NASA/Robert Simmon)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva has ranked 2014 as the hottest year on record, as part of a continuing trend.

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UN-SPIDER Updates January 2015

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Building Resilience through Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

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30/11/2015 to 04/12/2015

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Wed, 25/11/2015

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Nairobi

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IDEAL Public Health and Development Consultancy (IPHDC)

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Global warming will increase extreme weather risk

El Niño: strong wave of warm water approaching South America on January 2010.

According to a study released on 26 January 2015 in Nature Climate Change, extreme weather events in the Pacific Ocean will be exacerbated by greenhouse warming and

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USGS: Enhanced topographic data for climate change research

Crater Highlands of Tanzania reveals the difference between 90 meter and 30 meter SRTM data

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) announced that improved global topographic data are now publicly available for most of Asia (India, China, southern Siberia, Japan, Indonesia), Oceania (Australia, New Zealand), and western Pacific Islands.

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Space for Climate adopted as key theme for 2015 by the French Space Agency

Earth image taken from NASA's Visible Earth. Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli with enhancements by Robert Simmon.

On 15 January 2015, the French Space Agency, CNES, made a public statement on its plan to focus on climate science in 2015, in preparation to the major upcoming climate change conference - the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) - to be held Paris later

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