Dispatches from GEO XIII: A Chilly Perspective – GEO Considers Adding a Cold Regions Initiative

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The 2016 GEO Plenary will vote on the addition of a Cold Regions Initiative. A field trip to the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Russia reveals the type of research under consideration and the importance of partnerships. Considering the amount of data a single slice yields, samples from the Vostok ice core look fairly commonplace: just a thick ring … Read More

Dispatches from GEO XIII: Making Vanishing Forests Visible

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Regional remote sensing has the capacity to support conservation initiatives at a local level. Partnerships such as those established through GEO can help. The Chaco Dry Forest in South America is losing habitat at a rate of roughly 1,500 hectares a day. This land clearing is driven by the profitability of soy and beef, and although some forest conversion is … Read More