Category: Earth Observation

Slushy wave off coast of Nantucket

Originally Published by EarthSkyView larger. As you well know if you live there, the eastern United States has been in a deep freeze throughout February, 2015. Wave after wave of ice and snowstorms have hit the region, and NASA says that hundreds (maybe thousands) of records have been set for daily low temperatures. Now, from […]

Lester Brown: ‘Vast dust bowls threaten tens of millions with hunger’

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Over his 50-year career, Lester Brown has become known for his accurate global environmental predictions. As he enters retirement, he warns the world may face the worst hunger crisis of our lifetimes Continue reading…

Corals face ‘slow starvation’ from ingesting plastics pollution, experts find

Originally Published by Environment | The Guardian Corals such as those found on the Great Barrier Reef consume ‘microplastics’ in the sea at the same rate as their normal food but cannot expel the fragments Continue reading…

Europe’s ‘Landsat’ ready for launch

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment The “workhorse” satellite in Europe’s new multi-billion-euro Earth observation programme is built and ready to go into orbit.

ESA’s Biomass satellite goes ahead

Originally Published by ESA Observing the Earth Following the initial selection in 2013 for Biomass to become ESA’s seventh Earth Explorer mission and the completion of preparatory activities, ESA Member States yesterday gave the green light for its full implementation for launch in 2020.

Keep an eye on your city’s pollution in real time

Originally Published by New Scientist – Environment High resolution cameras can now capture haze and air pollution activity in real time and post it online

Igniting the air for atmospheric research

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily Scientists have created a high-energy mid-infrared laser powerful enough to create shining filaments in the air. Such devices could be used to detect chemical substances in the atmosphere.

Heart of Earth’s inner core revealed

Originally Published by Scientists gain new insights into what lies at the very centre of the Earth, with a US-Chinese team saying its inner core is made of two parts.

Floods created home of Europe’s biggest waterfall

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDailyA massive canyon that is home to Europe’s most powerful waterfall was created in a matter of days by extreme flooding, new research reveals.

Undersea volcanic pulses might trigger climate swings

Originally Published by EarthSky Magma from undersea eruptions congealed into forms known as pillow basalts on the Juan De Fuca Ridge, off the U.S. Pacific Northwest. A new study shows such eruptions wax and wane on regular schedules. Image credit: Deborah Kelley/University of Washington A new study, published February 6 in the journal Geophysical Research […]