Latest Gilberto Camara Stories

2012-12-05 15:38:58

NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) presented the 2012 William T. Pecora awards for achievement in earth remote sensing to Gilberto Camara of Brazil's National Institute for Space Research and Leung Tsang of the University of Washington in Seattle. Camara was recognized for his contributions to remote-sensing leadership as a scientist, program director, manager and agency head. Tsang is one of the world's leading experts on the theory of microwave remote...

Brazil joins International Charter 'Space And Major Disasters'
2011-11-10 09:07:22

In the year that severe flooding and landslides claimed over 800 lives in Brazil´s Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil has joined the international space organization that makes timely satellite data available to rescue authorities during disasters. Brazil´s National Institute for Space Research — INPE — formally became the newest member of the International Charter ℠Space and Major Disasters´ on 8 November. Founded by ESA and the French and Canadian space...

2009-11-13 13:34:04

The Brazilian government said it experienced the smallest loss of its sprawling Amazon rainforest over the past year in more than two decades, attributing the change to its tougher environmental policies, AFP reported. However, the region still lost 2,700 square miles of rainforest between July 2008 and July 2009. Officials said that was 45 percent less than what was lost during the previous 12 month period to inroads by ranchers, loggers and other human development in the planet's largest...

2008-12-01 07:45:00

Brazilian officials say the destruction of the Amazon rainforest has accelerated for the first time in four years; the government said the figure could have been a lot worse if it had not taken action against illegal logging. In recent years the Brazilian government has been able to celebrate three successive falls in deforestation. But satellite images show 11,968 sq km of land was cleared this year, nearly 4% higher than the year before, according to the National Institute for Space...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'