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2014-07-08 23:10:35

Survey & Ballot Systems and the American Geophysical Union host online seminar that investigates how member organizations are approaching electioneering and campaigning. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), a leading provider of election services and secure Internet voting systems, today announced that it will host a live webinar July 30th, 2014. The online event, titled Five Lessons on Electioneering and Campaigning will give insight on what...

2014-05-08 09:10:07

The following highlights summarize research papers that have been recently published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface (JGR-F), Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (JGR-C), and Water Resources Research (WRR). In this release: 1. Polar hexagon-shaped jet stream could reveal Saturn's rotational period 2. Antarctica's Whillans Ice Plain ice flows are highly variable 3. Climate change, water rights, and agriculture: A case study in...

2014-05-06 16:22:55

International Organization of Earth and Space Scientists, American Geophysical Union, Reacts to National Climate Assessment WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to American Geophysical Union (AGU) executive director/CEO Christine McEntee: "Today's release of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's National Climate Assessment (NCA) report underscores a point that is becoming increasingly hard to deny: Climate change is real, the...

2014-04-04 16:20:47

Immediate Action Is Needed to Address Growing Impacts of Climate Change, Says International Organization of Earth and Space Scientists WASHINGTON, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to American Geophysical Union (AGU) executive director/CEO Christine McEntee: "The recent release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Assessment 5, Working Group II report has been viewed by many as a wakeup call. Not only is our climate...

2014-03-05 12:22:31

Administration Continues to Emphasize Importance of Science, but Investment in Basic Research Falls Short, says American Geophysical Union WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is attributable to American Geophysical Union (AGU) executive director/CEO Christine McEntee: "When President Obama delivered his State of the Union address just a few short weeks ago, he spoke about it being time for the United States to 'unleash the next generation of...

Secret World Of The Plastisphere Being Uncovered
2014-02-26 09:01:39

American Geophysical Union Scientists are revealing how microbes living on floating pieces of plastic marine debris affect the ocean ecosystem, and the potential harm they pose to invertebrates, humans and other animals. New research being presented here today delves deeper into the largely unexplored world of the “Plastisphere” – an ecological community of microbial organisms living on ocean plastic that was first discovered last year. When scientists initially studied the...

NASA Announces Winners Of AMS, AGU And AAS Honors
2014-02-03 07:49:11

Rob Gutro - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Several scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. and NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, N.Y. received awards from the American Meteorological Society (AMS), American Geophysical Union (AGU) and American Astronomical Society (AAS). Those scientists include Pawan K. Bhartia, the late Arthur Hou, David Rind, Warren Wiscombe, Spiro Antiochos, and Tom Duvall. "From the beginning of my career at NASA, I have...

ESA CryoSat Mission Confirms Antarctic Ice Loss Is On The Rise
2013-12-12 06:08:21

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With news out of San Francisco this week, at the autumn meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), we learned scientists have incorrectly estimated the amount of ice being lost on the polar continent of Antarctica. This environmental faux pas directly affects the estimates on global sea level rise as well. The team presenting these findings conducted their research with the Natural Environment Research Council’s Center for...

hydrogen production
2013-12-09 04:52:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of French scientists have discovered a method that will allow for the quick production of hydrogen – a discovery that they claim could help power fuel cells, provide propellant for rockets and perhaps even help meet the world’s energy needs without the emission of greenhouse gases. The researchers, who will present their findings this week at the 2013 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco, have...


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