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Satellite Imagery A Promising Tool To Monitor Arctic Polar Bears
2014-07-10 03:14:50

PLOS Polar bear population estimates based on satellite images are similar to aerial estimates, according to a study published July 9, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Seth Stapleton from United States Geological Survey and colleagues. The potentially severe impacts of climate change in the Arctic may threaten regional wildlife. Scientists trying to develop efficient and effective wildlife monitoring techniques to track Arctic populations face great challenges, including the...

2013-08-08 15:02:19

In Syria's largest city, Aleppo, damage to buildings and infrastructure steadily increased over a ten-month period ending in May 2013, according to a new analysis by AAAS of high-resolution satellite images. Virtually all of the destruction appears to be in rebel-controlled or contested areas, and a substantial amount is in Aleppo's Ancient City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aleppo has been the site of ongoing conflict since July 2012. Since then, the city has experienced a nearly...

2011-02-15 10:25:47

Green on satellite images warns of hantavirus outbreaks The risk of deadly hantavirus outbreaks in people can be predicted months ahead of time by using satellite images to monitor surges in vegetation that boost mouse populations, a University of Utah study says. The method also might forecast outbreaks of other rodent-borne illnesses worldwide. "It's a way to remotely track a disease without having to go out and trap animals all the time," says Denise Dearing, professor of biology at the...

2010-12-23 07:50:24

A computer program that automatically analyzes mounds of satellite images and other data could help climate scientists keep track of complex, constantly changing environmental conditions, according to an international team of researchers. "All of the data and information that is continually collected by satellites and sensors can cause tons of problems for scientists, who simply don't have the time to analyze every pixel of every satellite image," said James Wang, professor of information...

2010-02-25 09:30:00

The European Investment Bank has an annual lending portfolio of around 75 billion euros (approximately $101 billion USD), operating globally in more than 130 countries. The Bank has been increasingly mainstreaming environmental considerations into its lending portfolio, boosting the need to monitor the impact of the projects it funds. As its environmental commitments have increased, so too has the demand for geospatial information. Earth observation (EO) from space can provide consistent,...

2009-06-02 10:20:00

Scientists often struggle to discover colonies of emperor penguins in Antarctica, but a study on Tuesday revealed how following trails of penguin poop on satellite images could lead them to the source. Antarctica has a landmass that it about one-and-a-half times larger than that of the US. To make matters worse for researchers, emperor penguins breed on sea ice, which experts predict will shrink in the future due to global warming. "We know that emperor penguins rely on sea ice to breed -...

2009-04-28 14:19:32

The European Space Agency says satellite images show icebergs have begun to calve from the northern front of the Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica. ESA scientists said the images indicate the huge shelf has become unstable following the collapse three weeks ago of the ice bridge that linked the Antarctic mainland with Charcot Island. That ice bridge, said the ESA, effectively formed a barrier pinning back the northern ice front of the central Wilkins Ice Shelf. It collapsed April 5, removing...

2008-10-09 14:50:00

Satellite images captured before and after the 7-8 August clash between Georgia, South Ossetian separatists and Russia reveal that 424 civilian structures near Tskhinvali were damaged by 19 August "“ although they appeared intact in images taken on 10 August and earlier, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has reported. Georgia has claimed that Russia fully controlled Tskhinvali by August 10, according to the BBC News.  But Russia has disputed the...

2008-06-17 00:00:25

4C Controls Inc. Investor & Media Contacts: Bob Leahy, 202-550-4294 rdleahy@msn.com 4C Controls Inc. (OTCBB: FOUR.OB) today announced the appointment of three corporate officers to serve in leadership roles for newly formed business units of the Company's operations. Two of the officers will additionally become members of 4C Controls' board of directors. All of the appointments will be effective July 1, 2008. The appointments include the following persons: -Philippe Aubay will...

2008-02-21 01:35:00

Five years ago, archaeologists began working with NASA scientists to better understand the mysterious end of the ancient Mayan civilization that thrived for over 1,000 years in Central America and southern Mexico. The work is paying off,  according to archeologist William Saturno, who discovered ruins of hidden Mayan cities in the Guatemalan jungle with assistance from satellite images. The ruins consisted of five sprawling sites with hundreds of buildings. Saturno discovered...

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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.