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March 1, 2016

House Passes FEMA Reform Bill to Improve Disaster Programs & Reduce Costs

The House of Representatives today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to address the rising costs of disasters in the United States, reduce the toll of future losses, and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) disaster assistance capabilities and programs. The FEMA Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2015 (H.R. 1471) was

February 22, 2016

Mapping Threats to Europe’s Grasslands, Woodlands and Marine Areas

The EEA report ‘Mapping and assessing the condition of Europe’s ecosystems: progress and challenges’ gives a snapshot of current ecosystem health in Europe. It identifies key gaps in data which are essential to properly assess the health of Europe’s many ecosystems. The report concludes improved mapping and assessments are needed in order to understand the

February 17, 2016

Drones Give Scientists a New Self-Service Approach

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 5, 2016—Earth and environmental scientists have often had to rely on piloted aircraft and satellites to collect remote sensing data, platforms that have traditionally been controlled by large research organizations or regulatory agencies. Thanks to the increased affordability and dramatic technological advances of drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), however, earth and

February 12, 2016

Private Sector Key to Smart City Success

The City Data Report, which was constructed with the help of 30 UK and international cities working in the Smart City environment, goes on to highlight the value of data sharing if Smart Cities is to be a success. The report claims data sharing is a necessity, because communities will demand more from their city

February 9, 2016

Unveiling New State of the Art for Coastal Flood Risk

Flooding from the sea represents a major threat to the UK; this was demonstrated most recently during the winter of 2013/14, when widespread flooding and damage occurred around much of the coastline. Whilst major advances have helped us to better assess flood risk from our rivers, the complex nature of the coastal environment  has proved

February 2, 2016

World Wetlands Day

Wetlands are land areas that are permanently or seasonally saturated with water. They play an important role in the local environment and associated plant and animal life. On 2 February 1971, the ‘Ramsar Convention on Wetlands’ was adopted in the Iranian city of Ramsar to provide the framework for national action and international cooperation for

December 11, 2015

Air Pollutions Control Policies Effective in Improving Downwind Air Quality

FROSTBURG, MD, December 11, 2015 — Emissions controls on coal-fired power plants are making a difference in reducing exposure of mercury to people, especially in the western Maryland community. A study of air quality from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science found that levels of mercury in the air from power plant emissions

November 27, 2015

Scenery Not Just Greenery has an Impact on Health

November 27, 2015 — People feel healthier when they live in a more scenic area, a new study has found. Researchers have found that this link holds across urban, suburban and rural areas of England, and cannot simply be explained by the income of local residents, or how green an area is. Chanuki Seresinhe, Tobias

November 23, 2015

Study Incorporates Ecological Processes Into Earth System Models to Improve Climate Change Predictions

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 23, 2015 — A professor in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment ( www.cnre.vt.edu) is launching a new project to enable scientists to look many decades ahead and predict the effectiveness of land management practices in agriculture and forestry to mitigate climate change. “The project is focused on predicting how forest

November 9, 2015

A New Era for Raster Charts from OceanWise

November 9, 2015 — OceanWise, UK leaders in the provision of intelligent Marine and Coastal Mapping data, has developed a set of specialist tools and methodology to identify specific content from Raster Charts. By removing all content to the landward side of the coastline OceanWise has created a product which can be used seamlessly alongside

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