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April 2, 2012

Government Spy Satellites “White Elephants”?

Delays and cost overruns in military and spy satellite programs are well known, and things aren’t getting any better, according to a March 29 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

April 2, 2012

Earth Observation Drones Protect Spy Satellite

Before the launch of a top-secret spy satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base, a fleet of small drones will be doing some spying of their own.

April 2, 2012

Antarctica’s Blue Ice Height Increases

Field measurements in Antarctica’s spectacular blue ice region validate the accuracy of the European Space Agency’s CryoSat mission and show that this part of the ice sheet has increased in height.

April 2, 2012

Groundwater Animation on Big Apple Big Screen

To highlight declines in Earth’s groundwater, a visualization of world groundwater reserves will run several times each hour through April 22 on the big screen in New York’s Times Square.

April 2, 2012

Satellite Images Reveal Ancient Syrian Settlements

Archaeologists who have digitized spy-era film satellite images have uncovered more than 9,000 potential ancient human settlements in Syria.

April 2, 2012

Switchgrass the Next Biofuel?

Armed with satellite-derived data of Nebraska grasslands, U.S. Geological Survey scientists demonstrate high potential for growing biofuel crops with relatively little energy input and environmental impact.

March 27, 2012

New Evidence from Satellites: Venice Still Sinking

The water flowing through Venice’s famous canals laps at buildings a little higher every year—and not only because of a rising sea level.

March 27, 2012

Earth Observation Meeting Focuses on Risk Management

Members of the Earth observation and insurance industries met last month to discuss Earth observation capabilities and the evolving information requirements of the insurance industries.

March 27, 2012

Historic Heat Wave Turns Winter to Summer

Unseasonably warm weather shattered records across the central and eastern United States and Canada between March 13–19.

March 27, 2012

Sense and Avoid for Drones Advances

Although still in testing phase, U.K.-based 2Excel says its system already does a better job than humans of detecting imminent drone collisions, a must-have capability for civil UAS acceptance.