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SERVIR Supports Fire Management System in Guatemala

In the last few years, fire incidence in Guatemala has increased, damaging and transforming wild areas into degraded forests, savannas and sterile lands. Atrocious events have been registered in which millions of hectares including forests and wild lands burned, in some cases recurrently.

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Tue, 26/04/2011 - 13:58

NASA And USAID To Sign Agreement To Tackle Worldwide Problems

WASHINGTON -- Reporters are invited to the signing of a formal agreement between NASA and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote collaboration on scientific and technological solutions to worldwide problems. The memorandum of understanding addresses such challenges as global health, climate change, food security, and disaster mitigation and response.

The event will take place in the NASA Headquarters auditorium at 300 E Street SW in Washington on Monday, April 25, at 2 p.m. EDT. NASA Television and the agency's website will broadcast the event live.

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Thu, 21/04/2011 - 11:51

NASA Satellites Show Towering Thunderstorms in Rare Sub-tropical Storm Arani

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NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites are providing data to scientists about the Southern Atlantic Ocean Sub-tropical Storm Arani, a rare occurrence in the southern ocean. Rainfall data and cloud top temperatures revealed some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms exist in Arani as it continues to pull away from Brazil.

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Thu, 17/03/2011 - 12:28

Satellites may improve flood warnings

Satellites for floods early warning systems

Scientists are trialling the use of satellites to improve early warning systems but local weather watchers warn they won't prevent a repeat of the devastating floods that claimed lives last month. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, a joint venture between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, is capturing images from an orbiting satellite which is already proving data for real-time river forecasting in Bangladesh with plans to take it global by 2013.

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Wed, 16/03/2011 - 11:13

Tracking forest threats

Alerts from an early warning system developed in part by DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory could help protect forests across the U.S. from the threats of insects, disease and wildfire.

Led by the USDA Forest Service, the multi-agency project uses high-performance computing to incorporate remote sensing data from NASA satellites with other climate, soil and weather data to identify abnormal vegetation patterns and the timing of seasonal changes.

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Tue, 08/03/2011 - 15:39

SERVIR

The SERVIR mechanism is a joint venture between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It integrates satellite observations, ground-based data and forecast models to help developing nations in Eastern and Southern Africa, West Africa, the Hindu-Kush region of the Himalayas, the lower Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia and the Amazon region of South America manage climate risks and land use.

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NASA satellites capture data on monster winter storm affecting 30 states

It has already been called one of the largest winter storms since the 1950s and it is affecting 30 U.S. states today with snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain. NASA satellites have gathering data on the storm that stretches from Texas and the Rockies to the New England states.

NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have been providing visible, infrared and microwave looks at the storm system's clouds, precipitation, temperatures and extent.

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Thu, 03/02/2011 - 12:24

NASA Instrument Tracks Pollution from Russian Fires

Drought and the worst heat wave Russia has seen in 130 years have sparked a devastating outbreak of wildfires across the nation this summer, primarily in the country's western and central regions. According to wire service reports and Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry, as of Aug. 6, 2010, some 558 fires were burning. The fires have killed at least 52 people, destroyed some 2,000 homes and charred more than 1,796 square kilometers (693 square miles). Russia's capital city of Moscow is currently blanketed in a thick smog, which has curtailed activities and disrupted air traffic.

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Mon, 09/08/2010 - 11:24

June 2010

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Mon, 05/07/2010
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Monitoring the Gulf Coast Oil Spill - UPDATED 05/05/2010

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

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Thu, 29/04/2010 - 11:02

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