A Rash of Fires Invades Canada and the Pacific Northwest

July 23, 2014 by  
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On July 17, 2014, 102 uncontrolled fires were burning in British Columbia, along with 13 more in Alberta. Across the border, 33 uncontrolled fires were active in Washington and Oregon.

Washington State to Use Drones Against Wildfires

July 23, 2014 by  
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The Washington State Department of Natural Resources plans to test the use of a ScanEagle drone built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, to monitor wildfires this summer.

Live Earth Observation Streams from the Space Station?

July 23, 2014 by  
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An expanded Earth observation data stream, due to new state-of-the-art sensors aboard NASA’s segment of the International Space Station, may lead to a live stream of Earth.

ESA Extends SMOS Mission to 2017

July 23, 2014 by  
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The European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite delivers key scientific information on soil moisture and ocean salinity, plus its data are used for a growing number of practical applications.

Roofing Firm Enlists Drones to Detect Energy Leaks

July 15, 2014 by  
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Beachwood, Ohio-based Tremco Roofing partnered with Toronto-based Industrial SkyWorks to use drones equipped with infrared and video cameras to find energy leaks for customers in Canada.

Recognize This East Coast Rocket-Launch Site?

July 15, 2014 by  
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Where wild ponies once roamed the marshes and beaches, today Wallops Island is the site of a thriving spaceport that launches several commercial and government rockets each year.

Lake Erie Faces Harmful Late-Summer Algae Bloom

July 15, 2014 by  
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its research partners predict a significant bloom of cyanobacteria, a toxic blue-green algae, for Lake Erie later this summer.

How Can a Beer Cooler Help Us Better Understand Climate?

July 15, 2014 by  
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While European Space Agency engineers have almost finished building the first Sentinel-3 satellite for ocean forecasting, a beer cooler has an unusual role in supporting the mission.

NASA Launches Long-Awaited Carbon Mission

July 8, 2014 by  
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The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite aims to pinpoint atmospheric carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas responsible for warming our world.

Satellite Sail Could Mitigate Orbital Debris Problem

July 8, 2014 by  
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At the end of its mission, the descent of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.’s TechDemoSat-1 satellite will be assisted by a specialized de-orbit sail just one-thousandth of an inch thick.

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