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2009-03-10 07:00:00

Dr. Conrad C. Lautenbacher Named President of the Joint Venture FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) and EG&G, a division of URS Corporation, have established the Antarctic Research Support (ARS) LLC, a joint venture dedicated to providing integrated operations support to the science and research communities. Retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr., Ph.D., has been named president of ARS and will be responsible for its leadership and management. ARS...

2008-09-24 09:00:26

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned artist Wyland has been on a 27-year mission to paint and install 100 life-sized marine-life murals globally to inspire greater awareness about preserving the planet's oceans and ecosystems. This epic quest, known as the "Whaling Wall" project, is the largest environmentally-themed public art endeavor in history. It culminates with the monumental work "Hands Across The Ocean," a 7 block-long piece being honored with an installation on...

2008-06-20 00:00:28

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - A cyclone wrecks coastal Myanmar, spawning outbreaks of malaria, cholera and dengue fever. Flooding inundates Iowa, raising an array of public health concerns.As these disasters draw attention to weather hazards, which many fear could be exacerbated by climate change, scientists are working to be able to better predict health dangers as they forecast the weather."Everything is connected in our Earth system," Conrad C. Lautenbacher, head of the...

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2008-06-19 00:05:00

Severe flooding devastates Iowa, raising public health concerns. A typhoon levels the coast of Myanmar, triggering an epidemic of cholera, dengue fever, and malaria. As climate change brings new threats to human existence, scientists plan to better calculate disease outbreaks as they forecast weather. "Everything is connected in our earth system,: said the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Conrad C. Lautenbacher. The goal is to bring all forms of...

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2008-01-24 12:55:00

A NOAA-sponsored expedition is investigating shallow and deep coral ecosystems off the Caribbean island of Bonaire, part of the Netherland Antilles. Multiple underwater robots and divers are surveying arguably the most pristine coral reefs in the Caribbean to learn why they remain relatively healthy while many in the Caribbean and around the world are threatened. The mission is one of the first in the International Year of the Reef 2008. "The International Year of the Reef is a year-long,...

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2007-02-28 09:04:21

WASHINGTON -- Forecasters warned Tuesday that a La Nina weather pattern - the nasty flip side of El Nino - is brewing, bringing with it the threat of more hurricanes for the Atlantic. Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the official end of a brief and mild El Nino that started last year. That El Nino was credited with partially shutting down last summer's Atlantic hurricane activity in the midst of what was supposed to be a busy season. "We're seeing a...

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2005-11-08 05:40:00

By Barbara Lewis LONDON -- From tsunamis and earthquakes to hurricanes and bird flu, the natural disasters of the past year have underlined the urgency of a global project to pool knowledge that could limit the damage. In Johannesburg in 2002, the World Summit on Sustainable Development highlighted the need for coordinating data on the state of the earth. Three years on, the partnership known as the Group on Earth Observations has won the support of 58 countries and 47 global organisations...

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2005-04-18 19:15:17

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Imagine the planet wired for a nearly continuous readout on its vital signs, shared by all. That's the essence of a White House plan announced Monday. The new "Strategic Plan for the U.S. Integrated Earth Observation System" envisions linking nearly 60 nations within a decade to gather and share information from satellites, ocean buoys, weather stations and other surface and airborne instruments. "Whether it's agriculture, or land use, or water planning, or...

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2005-02-17 18:05:38

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The European Union called Thursday for more international cooperation in space as plans move ahead for a combined global observation system to predict natural disasters like tsunamis and drastic weather changes. European Enterprise Commissioner Guenter Verheugen said the European Space Agency and all EU nations should "step up cooperation" in space, echoing comments earlier this week at the third-annual Earth Observation Summit. Nearly 60 countries, 30...

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2005-02-17 13:05:00

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- The European Union's head office on Thursday called for more international cooperation in space as plans move ahead for a combined global observation system to predict natural disasters like tsunamis and drastic weather changes. European Enterprise Commissioner Guenter Verheugen said the European Space Agency and all EU nations should "step up cooperation" in space, echoing comments earlier this week by nations speaking at the third-annual Earth Observation Summit....


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