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January 16, 2012

Lawsuit Asks: Who’s Flying Civilian Drones Today?

As the introduction of unmanned aircraft into civil airspace edges closer, digital rights watchdog group Electronic Frontier Foundation raises Earth observation privacy concerns in court.

January 16, 2012

EO Drone Guides Tanker to Alaska Port

As citizens of Nome, Alaska, anxiously await critical fuel supplies, a small Earth observation drone helps assess potentially dangerous ice conditions and environmental impacts in and around the harbor.

January 16, 2012

Greenland Ice Growing Darker

During the last decade, satellites have observed a decrease in the bright surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet reflectiveness—the darker surface now absorbs more sunlight, which accelerates melting.

January 16, 2012

Earth’s Ice Data Now at Your Fingertips

You can use your iPhone or iPad to track the European Space Agency’s CryoSat mission in real time, as well as visualize the satellite’s latest ice sheet measurements with a vertical profile tool.

January 16, 2012

Yellowstone Forests at Risk from Fires

The high mountain forests of western North America need fire, but Yellowstone National Park is at a tipping point—more frequent fires could wipe out its dense conifer forests as early as 2050.

January 9, 2012

Civil UAV Rule Revisions Could Benefit Cops

Expected rule revisions by the Federal Aviation Administration for civilian unmanned aircraft flying below 400 feet above ground level could be good news for law enforcement agencies.

January 9, 2012

GeoEye Inks Deal to Map World’s Largest Country

GeoEye is working with its Russian partner, ScanEx Research and Development Center, to provide millions of square kilometers of high-resolution satellite imagery of Russia.

January 9, 2012

Water Resource Specialists Trained to Use Satellite Imagery

More than 200 water resource management specialists from across Africa received satellite data training last month to help make the best use of the continent’s limited water resources.

January 9, 2012

China’s Ambitious Space Plans Include Earth Observation

The Asian powerhouse laid out its five-year plan for space exploration last week, outlining ambitious plans that include increased Earth observation capabilities and a trip to the moon.

January 9, 2012

How Many Kinds of Antarctic Ice Are There?

December’s end marks the beginning of summer along the East Antarctic coast. The sun shines almost constantly, yet ice still dominates the land and sea—the ice, however, is far from uniform.