Land cover

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Name: Land cover
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Agriculture's growing effects on rain

A herd of cattle at a dusty watering hole in the Sahel. The photo indicates the region’s delicate balance of natural resources and water requirements. Credit: Manfred Schweda.(Phys.org) —Increased agricultural activity is a rain taker, not a rain maker, ... [Published PhysOrg.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Management boundaries(Nature Climate Change)

Changes in the management of existing agricultural land can warm the local climate to an extent similar to that resulting from the conversion of natural vegetation to farmland, according to research published online this week in Nature Climate Change. ... [Published Natureasia.com - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Bristol scientist contributes to latest IPCC report

Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will approve the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group III (WGIII) contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report and accept the underlying scientific and technical assessment at a ... [Published University Of Bristol - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

2014-04-10 - Controlling malaria in southern Africa

Malaria is still a big killer in southern Africa, and all available technologies need to be employed effectively to control the mosquitoes that spread it. Earth Observation (EO) techniques, such as remote aircraft and satellite sensing, can be employed ... [Published Cordis - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Post-IPCC, we have missed the glimmers of hope on the ground

This story follows on from another post about what the latest IPCC report says about climate impacts on our food supply.***Last week, development agency experts gathered to examine the impacts of climate change on food systems, as projected by the latest ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

The 'Coffeesheds' of San Francisco

1. MIT geographers map the  coffeesheds  of San Francisco ." This map shows the location of every independent  coffee shop  in San Fracisco and the walking-shed community associated with it...  In the final map the colored areas represent a region which ... [Published Yahoo! Finance - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Copernicus: An Asset for Balancing the Future of Europe's Coasts

by European Commission Hits: 62The recent series of severe Atlantic storms has broken many meteorological records across Europe. The UK suffered its wettest winter on record with some 486.8 mm of rain falling between the 1st of December 2013 and the 19th ... [Published Sensors & Systems - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 2 reports

Nepal: Eye in the Sky Moves Mountains in Development

Source: US Agency for International DevelopmentCountry: Nepal Posted by Richard Nyberg, Senior Regional Development Outreach and Communications Advisor, USAID/RDMA on Monday, March 31st 2014 When Him Lal Shrestha wants to know what is happening on the ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

UN Agri Agency Launches Database on Land Cover

In an initiative to understand the use of land across the globe better, the United Nations Agriculture Agency has launched a new database on land cover.The Global Land Cover-Share database include monitoring of global land cover trends, evaluating the ... [Published New Indian Express - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 2 reports

Research suggests Autumn is ending later in the northern hemisphere

A team of researchers examined satellite imagery covering the northern hemisphere over a 25 year period (1982 - 2006), and looked for any seasonal changes in vegetation by making a measure of its ‘greenness'.  They examined in detail, at daily intervals, ... [Published University of Southampton - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Global Data Finds 12% of Earth's Surface in Cropland

Information regarding global land cover previously scattered among several databases was recently aggregated by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization, resulting in a broader picture of global agricultural land use.FAO said the creation ... [Published The Farmer - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

New York: FAO launches first-ever database on global land use

Database on global land use - The UN Food and Agriculture Organisaton (FAO) has launched a new database which gathers under one roof previously scattered information about land cover, how much land is covered by croplands, trees, forests, or bare soils, ... [Published Afrique En Ligne - Mar 19 2014]

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...provided us with a unique understanding of the interaction and changes happening among the air, land and water systems here on Earth," said Tucker. "Over the last 30-plus years, we have observed how well plants are converting light energy to chemical energy, especially at higher northern latitudes, where cold temperatures limit plant growth. We have also seen how the growing season is starting earlier and lasting longer. Only through three decades of data from Earth-viewing satellites do we have this record of global vegetation through time."
...set from a series of points to polygons representing property boundaries," commented Oisin Kelly, Principal Consultant at Landscape Planning Ltd. "A GIS script allowed us to process this data in just two days identifying just over 5,000 properties. In addition we looked at nearly 3,000 further parcels of land as part of the scoping exercise."
More information: Hagos S, LR Leung, Y Xue, A Boone, F de Sales, N Neupane, M Huang, JH Yoon. 2014. "Assessment of Uncertainties in the Response of the African Monsoon Precipitation to Land Use Change in Regional Model Simulations." Climate Dynamics. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-014-2092-x
She said: "There is a lot that can be done to limit greenhouse gas emissions with available technology at low cost.  Much of it has benefits such as improved energy security, reduced pollution and improved health."

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Land Management Choices Affect Climate [Published Sensors & Systems - Apr 17 2014]
MODIS and Vector-Borne Diseases [Published Earthzine - Apr 17 2014]
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Agriculture's growing effects on rain [Published PhysOrg.com - Apr 15 2014]
Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Sys... [Published Development Alternatives Group - Apr 14 2014]
Management boundaries(Nature Climate Change) [Published Natureasia.com - Apr 14 2014]
Major Greenhouse Gas Reductions Needed by 2050:... [Published Columbus - Apr 13 2014]
Bristol scientist contributes to latest IPCC re... [Published University Of Bristol - Apr 13 2014]
2014-04-10 - Controlling ma... [Published Cordis - Apr 12 2014]
Warming climate has consequences for Michigan's... [Published EurekAlert! - Apr 11 2014]
Post-IPCC, we have missed the glimmers of hope ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
Azadea Foundation Celebrates Earth Month with E... [Published Rag Mag - Apr 11 2014]
Landsat 8 Celebrates High-Flying Rookie Season [Published Earth Imaging Journal - Apr 11 2014]
Extreme weather events provide window for scien... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 10 2014]
The 'Coffeesheds' of San Francisco [Published Yahoo! Finance - Apr 09 2014]
Does environmental protection help or hurt the ... [Published Mother Nature Network - Apr 09 2014]
Copernicus: An Asset for Balancing the Future o... [Published Sensors & Systems - Apr 09 2014]
Scale Issues in Remote Sensing [Published Geo Connexion - Apr 08 2014]
SA wind atlas to be expanded after first phase ... [Published Engineering News - Apr 08 2014]
Minnesota's continuous living groundcover [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Apr 08 2014]
Another Week of Global Warming News, April 6, 2... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 07 2014]
Diversity bolsters forest in Roaring Fork Valley [Published Denver Post - Apr 07 2014]
Pakistan braves loss of $5 billion as Tarbela D... [Published The News International - Apr 06 2014]
ACES report identifies threats to Roaring Fork ... [Published Glenwood Independent - Apr 06 2014]
Rapid Grassland Growth Reducing Diversity Globally [Published Epoch Times - Apr 03 2014]
Farm Bill biologist to serve Oliver, Mercer cou... [Published Center Republican - Apr 03 2014]
SA’s hydrology experts meet to discuss a long-t... [Published South African Water Research Commission - Apr 02 2014]
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Another Week of Global Warming News, April 6, 2... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 07 2014]
This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor . Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Logging the Onset of The Bottleneck YearsApril 6, 2014 Chuckles , COP20+ , GCF , WG2 ...
Nepal: Eye in the Sky Moves Mountains in Develo... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Apr 01 2014]
Source: US Agency for International DevelopmentCountry: Nepal Posted by Richard Nyberg, Senior Regional Development Outreach and Communications Advisor, USAID/RDMA on Monday, March 31st 2014 When Him Lal Shrestha wants to know what is happening on the ...
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This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor . Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Information is not Knowledge…Knowledge is not Wisdom March 30, 2014 Chuckles , COP20+ ...
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This weekly posting is brought to you courtesy of H. E. Taylor . Happy reading, I hope you enjoy this week’s Global Warming news roundup skip to bottom Information Overload is Pattern RecognitionEquinox EditionMarch 23, 2014 Chuckles , COP20+ ...
UN Agency Launches First-Ever Database on Globa... [Published Scoop NZ - World - Mar 18 2014]
The United Nations agricultural agency today launched a new database which gathers under one roof previously scattered information about land cover – how much land is covered by croplands, trees, forests, or bare soils – crucial to establishing ... ...
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