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Grand Canyon a Geologic Icon

The Grand Canyon in northern Arizona is a favorite for astronauts shooting photos from the International Space Station as well as one of the best-known tourist attractions in the world. The steep walls of the Colorado River canyon and its many side canyons make an intricate landscape that contrasts with the dark green, forested plateau to the north and south.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS

Arctic Sea Ice Extent Continues Trending Lower Arctic Sea Ice Extent Continues Trending Lower
Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum on March 21, 2014. Although the year wasn’t extraordinary—the fifth lowest extent in 36 years of satellite records—the trend continues to be. Read more »
Researchers Scout for Elk with UAS Technology Researchers Scout for Elk with UAS Technology
A survey over a section of public land near Mount Vernon, Wash., was a first-time trial run using an unmanned aircraft system to survey elk in dense, forested areas to estimate herd population. Read more »
Copernicus Masters Seeks Satellite Data Ideas Copernicus Masters Seeks Satellite Data Ideas
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North Dakota Sheriff’s Department First to Fly UASs at Night North Dakota Sheriff’s Department First to Fly UASs at Night
The Grand Forks, N.D., Sheriff’s Department has become the first U.S. law enforcement agency granted Federal Aviation Administration authorization to fly unmanned aircraft systems throughout its jurisdiction at night. Read more »

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