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2014-04-11 12:09:08

With over one billion people in the world living on less than $1.25 per day, the World Bank aims to end ‘extreme poverty’ by 2030. But new research suggests that global poverty figures could be underestimated by up to a third, and calls for more robust measurement in the future. The World Bank figures are widely used by the international community and play a significant role in international strategies to reduce poverty. Critics argue that its estimates are flawed because the ‘dollar...

NASA Eyes Troublesome Tropical Cyclone Lusi
2014-03-10 13:24:01

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Cyclone Lusi has spawned warnings and watches in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Zealand as it moves through the South Pacific Ocean. NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites provided visible and infrared views of the storm that revealed it has become better organized. NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Lusi over Vanuatu on March 9 at 23:30 UTC. The image showed towering thunderstorms surrounded the center and...

Rainfall In South Pacific Varied Much More Dramatically Before 20th Century
2013-09-10 09:16:25

The University of Texas at Austin A new reconstruction of climate in the South Pacific during the past 446 years shows rainfall varied much more dramatically before the start of the 20th century than after. The finding, based on an analysis of a cave formation called a stalagmite from the island nation of Vanuatu, could force climate modelers to adjust their models. The models are adjusted to match the current levels of climate variability that are smaller now than they were in the recent...

2012-08-12 23:02:58

Due to a new certification process that helps small organic cocoa farmers, Massage School San Diego proclaimed their support of grower owned databases and mobile technology used by Vanuatu to give African Pacific farmers better access to the world´s organic cocoa markets. San Diego, Ca (PRWEB) August 11, 2012 Organic cocoa grown in Vanuatu is high quality and certifiable, but farmers there have small plots, and therefore little competitive market power. Massage School San Diego...

NASA Satellite Sees Cyclone Jasmine Heading For Vanuatu, New Caledonia
2012-02-06 18:00:16

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over strengthening Tropical Storm Jasmine and noticed bands of thunderstorms wrapping into its center as it heads toward Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Vanuatu and New Caledonia are island nations in the South Pacific Ocean. Vanuatu is about 1,090 miles (1,750 km) east of northern Australia, and 310 miles (500 km) northeast of New Caledonia. New Caledonia is an archipelago and has a land area of 7,172 sq miles (18,576 square km). The current forecast track for...

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2011-03-09 10:19:33

The low pressure area called System 96P in the South Pacific appears to be getting organized in infrared satellite imagery from NASA. System 96P is showing signs of strong convection and that has prompted the government of Vanuatu to issue tropical cyclone warnings today. Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. A tropical cyclone warning is in effect today for the Sanma, Penama, Malampa and Shefa Provinces of Vanuatu. Strong winds and heavy surf are expected in the...

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2011-03-01 13:25:54

NASA's AIRS instrument covers Atu's Life Tropical Cyclone Atu had a brief but memorable life last week, and NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a day-by-day look at its growth and death. AIRS provides infrared images of atmospheric phenomena, oceans and land areas around the world. Basically, infrared data takes the temperature of these things. When NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Tropical Cyclone Atu from February 21 through...

2011-02-28 14:28:20

Medical and scientific experts propose a global framework for the safe production and use of the medicinal plant Kava, including further clinical testing in Australia. The South-Pacific plant has been traditionally used to reduce stress and anxiety but is restricted in some countries. Leading world Kava experts Dr Jerome Sarris from the University of Melbourne, Australia; Professor Rolf Teschke from Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt, Germany; and Dr Vincent Lebot from CIRAD, Port-Vila,...

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2011-01-14 08:22:00

NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and Aqua satellites are providing valuable information to forecasters about Tropical Storm Vania's clouds and rainfall as the system continues to impact Vanuatu and New Caledonia in the South Pacific. Using precipitation radar, infrared and visible technology, the two NASA satellites provided rainfall rates, cloud heights and temperatures. The TRMM satellite had a very good daytime look at tropical cyclone Vania in the South Pacific Ocean near...


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