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Highland Diary: Remote munro

15 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

A BBC producer records a diary of his experiences while trying to film the spectacular wildlife living on the most remote munro in Scotland.

Time for small changes is over

15 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Small changes to lifestyles are not going to be enough to tackle the challenges facing the planet.

Urban spaces need green rethink

15 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The focus on green homes and offices ignores the wider landscape around our towns and cities.

Bid to stop River Niger drying up

15 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

West African leaders are meeting to discuss an $8bn plan to stop the River Niger drying up.

Quake kit registers navy exercise

15 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Military activity at sea is picked up on equipment monitoring earthquakes in the UK.

Colloquium on scientific and fundamental aspects of the Galileo programme

15 years ago from European Space Agency

A key meeting to enhance the scientific use of Galileo and contribute to the science-based development of Global Navigation Satellite Systems is being held at the 'Cité de l'Espace' in...

Telemedicine: Health alert via satellite

15 years ago from European Space Agency

Heraklion, Crete: An earthquake has just shaken the Greek island. Damage is widespread and all conventional, terrestrial communications have been destroyed. The rescue operations have only one means at their...

Satellite data to deliver ‘state-of-the-art’ air quality information

15 years ago from European Space Agency

The European Environment Agency has finalised an agreement with an ESA-led consortium to provide unparalleled information on air pollution, which contributes to the premature deaths of hundreds of thousands of...

Tracking your carbon footprint

15 years ago from European Space Agency

An innovation called Carbon Hero may help reduce global warming by making people more aware of their carbon footprint. Regional prize winner in the 2007 European Satellite Navigation Competition, sponsored...

Earth from Space: Splitting iceberg

15 years ago from European Space Agency

Envisat captures the break up of the massive A53A iceberg located just east of the South Georgia Island (visible at image bottom) in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

New portrait of Earth shows land cover as never before

15 years ago from European Space Agency

A new global portrait taken from space details Earth’s land cover with a resolution never before obtained. ESA, in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, presented the preliminary...

Envisat makes first ever observation of regionally elevated CO2 from manmade emissions

15 years ago from European Space Agency

Using data from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA's Envisat environmental satellite, scientists have for the first time detected regionally elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide – the most important greenhouse gas...

Ocean may exist beneath Titan's crust

15 years ago from European Space Agency

Cassini has discovered evidence that points to the existence of an underground ocean of water and ammonia on Saturn's moon Titan. The findings were made using radar measurements of Titan's...

Successful cooperation extends Dragon Programme

15 years ago from European Space Agency

Following the success of the Dragon Programme, more than 300 leading European and Chinese scientists have gathered from 21 to 25 April 2008 in Beijing in the People’s Republic of...

Earth from Space: Chinese-Russian border

15 years ago from European Space Agency

This Envisat image features the southeastern part of the Russian Federation, the northeastern tip of the People’s Republic of China, the Amur and Ussuri Rivers, the Sikhote-Alin Mountain Range, the...

Scientists: Even Bigger Quake Could Hit Midwest

15 years ago from Live Science

The magnitude 5.2 that rocked the Midwest could trigger another big quake.

Top Ten Disruptive Technologies

15 years ago from Live Science

Inventions and discoveries that really rocked the world.

$63 million to protect 'Coral Triangle'

15 years ago from MSNBC: Science

An international fund has committed $63 million to help preserve Southeast Asia's Coral Triangle from overfishing and climate change, the Asian Development Bank said.

NASA Data May Help Improve Estimates of a Hurricane's Punch

As Tropical Storm Noel churns off Florida's east coast, NASA and university scientists have announced they have developed a promising new technique for estimating the intensity of tropical cyclones from...

La Nina Persists

The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in the grips of a cool La Nina, as shown by new data of sea-level heights from mid-October of 2007, collected by the U.S-French Jason...

NASA Evaluates Compact Synthetic Aperture Radar

NASA is evaluating a compact L-Band synthetic aperture radar for potential use on unmanned aircraft.

NASA Climate Change 'Peacemakers' Aided Nobel Effort

NASA's Earth scientists watched with pride when the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and a United Nations panel that spent two decades...

Antarctic Ice Loss Speeds Up, Nearly Matches Greenland Loss

Ice loss in Antarctica increased by 75 percent in the last 10 years due to a speed-up in the flow of its glaciers and is now nearly as great as...

Giant Storm Eruption at Jupiter Unearths a Buried Past

Scientists around the globe have observed an astonishing and rare change in Jupiter's atmosphere -- a huge disturbance churning in the middle northern latitudes of the planet as two giant...

NASA Finds Glacial Sediments Adding to Louisiana Coast's Sinking

A study by NASA and Louisiana State University scientists finds that sediments deposited into the Mississippi River delta thousands of years ago when North America's glaciers retreated are contributing to...

JPL Scientists Earn Highest National Engineeering Honor

Lee-Lueng Fu, a senior research scientist at JPL, and a former JPL scientist have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering -- among the highest professional distinctions accorded an...

JPL Wins Award From U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration has named JPL as the winner of its 2008 Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence in the research and development category.