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January 24, 2012

Worst Drought in 71 Years Causes Mexican Food Shortages

The 2011 growing season wasn’t kind to the southern United States and northern Mexico. In January 2012, some Mexican communities began to suffer severe food shortages.

January 24, 2012

Arctic Fresh Water Overflow Could Cool Europe

European Space Agency satellites show that a large dome of fresh water has been building in the Arctic Ocean during the last 15 years, which could effect major climate change in Europe.

January 24, 2012

A Theoretical Analysis: The Future of U.S. Commercial Satellite Imagery

Innovative Analytics and Training released an independent study that posits three alternative future scenarios for U.S. commercial satellite imagery in 2020.

January 24, 2012

Winter Haze Blankets China, Cancels Flights

Fog and haze blanketed the North China Plain on Jan. 10, 2012, forcing the Beijing airport to cancel 43 flights and delayed 80 more when visibility dropped to 200 meters.

January 24, 2012

Vietnam to Build Its First EO Satellite

Japanese experts are to help Vietnam build its first Earth-observation satellites to help the Southeast Asian country plan for the effects of climate change and natural disasters.

January 24, 2012

Border Patrol Wants More California Drone Flights

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are looking to expand the use of remotely piloted surveillance aircraft to cover nearly all of California.

January 17, 2012

Earth Observation Industry Buoyant Despite Challenging Economic Environment

By Adam Keith, Euroconsult (www.euroconsult-ec.com), Montreal. The upswing in Earth observation (EO) satellite capacity looks set to continue, matching growing commercial and political demand for EO data, services and supporting missions. In total, 111 satellites were launched for EO, excluding meteorology, between 2001 and 2010 from 26 countries, including commercial missions, compared with 251 satellites

January 17, 2012

State of the Industry Report

What Are the Most Significant Forces Shaping the Remote Sensing Industry? How would you respond to this question? Perhaps even more important, what are the key industry challenges and their possible solutions? Earth Imaging Journal’s staff solicited the professional views of our Editorial Advisory Board members on these questions for our annual State of the

January 16, 2012

ESA Earth Observation Program in Jeopardy

The European Space Agency’s director general threatens to keep its GMES satellites grounded rather than place them in orbit without sustainable funding guarantees by the European Union.

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.