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2010-07-21 09:30:00

Using NASA satellite data, scientists have produced a first-of-its kind map that details the height of the world’s forests.

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2010-06-15 07:48:18

The most detailed national vegetation US land-cover map to date was released yesterday by the US Geological Survey (USGS).

2010-06-06 07:23:08

Vegetation around the world is on the move, and climate change is the culprit.

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2010-04-26 08:02:42

NSF-supported researchers study the germination of plants in the Sonoran Desert to determine the impact of the later arrival of winter rains.

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2010-04-01 10:19:38

Despite the hardest winter in the UK for the last 30 years, and the heavy snow-falls of the last few days in Scotland, there are signs from space that spring is finally on its way.

2010-02-27 08:00:12

With the failure of the Copenhagen summit to draft a legally binding agreement on the reduction of global CO2 emission rates, it seems almost certain that we will see further rapid changes in the global climate.

2010-01-14 19:59:25

A team from the Department of Plant Biology and Ecology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) are focusing their research on the study of the ecology of rivers.

2009-12-12 12:15:52

A national early warning system designed to assist land managers in rapidly detecting threats to forest health is featured in the cover article of the October 2009 issue of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (PE&RS), the journal of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).

2009-12-10 11:58:29

A resourceful approach to climate research.

2009-10-10 11:23:33

For the first time, climate scientists from across the country have successfully incorporated the nitrogen cycle into global simulations for climate change, questioning previous assumptions regarding carbon feedback and potentially helping to refine model forecasts about global warming.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.