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September 18, 2012

Satellites Record Volcanic Islands Inflating

The south Aegean Sea islands of Santorini are showing signs of unrest for the first time in more than half a century. Satellite data confirm they’ve risen about 14 cm since January 2011.

September 18, 2012

Nigeria Flood Kills 137

NASA’s Terra satellite shows the intense flooding along the Benue River, which claimed 137 lives and forced thousands more to relocate from July through September 2012.

September 11, 2012

India’s 100th Space Mission Sends Spot 6 Satellite into Orbit

Astrium’s SPOT 6 Earth observation satellite was launched successfully Sept. 9, 2012, from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in India, completing the first half of the company’s four-satellite constellation.

September 11, 2012

China’s Earth Observation Satellites Questioned Again

A former U.K. Ministry of Defense professor says China’s plan to launch eight more “ocean-monitoring” satellites—two of them with radar capabilities—is more likely for military purposes.

September 11, 2012

Google Earth, Google Maps Boost Image Resolution

Several days after Microsoft said Bing Maps completed its U.S. high-resolution image project, Google reported it increased the amount of high-resolution imagery on its geospatial websites.

September 11, 2012

NASA Earth Observation Drone Becomes Hurricane Hunter

NASA began its latest hurricane science field campaign by flying an unmanned Global Hawk over the Atlantic Ocean’s Hurricane Leslie during a day-long flight from California to Virginia.

September 4, 2012

USGS Creates 3-D LiDAR Picture of Isaac Flooding

U.S. Geological Survey scientists are employing terrestrial light detection and ranging technology to map urban flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac.

September 4, 2012

Satellite Imagery Aids Jane Goodall Institute

The Jane Goodall Institute has mapped human structures, footpaths, farms and forests that have been used in village land-use plans in the USAID-funded Greater Gombe Ecosystem Program.

September 4, 2012

TV Broadcasters Eye Earth Observation Drones

TV news-gathering gadgetry doesn’t get any sexier than the Camcopter S-100, a military-grade unmanned aircraft system manufactured by Austria’s Schiebel Corp.

September 4, 2012

Michigan State to Tackle Harmful Algae

Funded with a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, university researchers say the implications of their work to curb harmful algal blooms will resonate globally.