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ESA's Earth from Space: Special Edition on International Charter

ESA's Earth from Space web-TV programme has issued a special edition on the International Charter "Space and Major Disasters".

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Thu, 25/07/2013 - 16:30

Vegetation monitoring: First global map of vegetation unveiled

First image of vegetation mapping satellite Proba 5

In the beginning of June, the first global map of vegetation from the recently launched Proba-V ha

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Thu, 18/07/2013 - 07:43
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51.2192
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4.40288

Climate Change: Wildfires may contribute to global warming

Wild fires in Las Conchas fire near Los Alamos National Laboratory

The carbonaceous particles rising high into the air in the context of wildfires significantly degrade air quality, damage human and wildlife health, and interact with sunlight to affect climate

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Wed, 17/07/2013 - 08:34
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40.7493
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-73.9684

Astrium and CNES improve Pléiades image quality

Illustration of Pléiades satellite

Astrium, Europe’s leading space technology company, and CNES, have achieved a major improvement in Pléiades image quality, including sharper products and enhanced geometry, as anno

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Tue, 16/07/2013 - 10:54

General Assembly sets up new UN forum to boost sustainable development efforts

 General Assembly Hall

On 9 July 2013 the General Assembly established a new High-level Political Forum, which will replace the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, to boost efforts to tackle global econ

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Wed, 10/07/2013 - 14:26
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40.7493
longitude: 
-73.9684

WMO: Publication on a Decade of Climate Extremes

New report by WMO: The Global Climate 2001-2010

The World Meteorological Organization published the report "2001-2010, A Decade of Climate Extre

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Fri, 05/07/2013 - 17:21

Tangible Earth: The World's first interactive digital Globe

Professor Shinichi Takemura demonstrating the Tangible Earth

During the Fourth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva which took place last week, Prof Shinichi Takemura presented his invention: The Tangible Earth.

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Wed, 29/05/2013 - 07:11
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46.1984
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6.1423

Japan to host World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015

Director-General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Martin Dahi

Japan will host the world conference slated to be held next year at which countries will adopt the successor to the current global blueprint for disaster risk reduction efforts,  as announced

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Fri, 24/05/2013 - 11:29
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38.2682
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140.869

WMO: 2012 Survey on the Use of Satellite data published

2012 Survey on the Use of Satellite Data

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published the results of their 2012 Survey on the Use of Satellite Data.

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Thu, 23/05/2013 - 13:41

Ban Ki-Moon: Economic losses from disaster out of control

 Ban Ki-moon meets with Margareta Wahlström

In a recent press release, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction cited UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who warned about economic losses from disasters.

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Thu, 16/05/2013 - 09:58