Land cover

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Name: Land cover
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Planning, Obsolescence

Almost everyone recognizes the importance of planning.If you’d like to retire some day (good luck if you’re younger than, say, 50) you’d better be socking money away in a 401(k). That takes planning. People plan trips, plan meals, plan renovations. In ... [Published Town Hall - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

NOAA Report: We're Still Losing Our Land

Sportsmen who get involved in environmental issues – I’m talking policies and laws affecting what goes into and comes out of our air, land and water – are often asked “Why?” There are still many Americans who don’t understand why we give a damn about ... [Published Field and Stream - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Technical Paper: Land Cover Classification and Analysis Using Radar and Landsat Data in North Central Ethiopia

Authors: Haile K. Tadesse and Allan FalconerRadar and Landsat data were used to classify land cover in north central Ethiopia. Both images were registered and resampled to 12.5 m spatial resolution. Maximum Likelihood Classifier (MLC) and C4.5 algorithm ... [Published GIS Café - Aug 27 2014]
Entities: Land cover, Ethiopia
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Boise State Faculty Grants Support Policy Behind Species and Land Preservation

Contact InformationAvailable for logged-in reporters onlyNewswise — John Freemuth, professor of public policy and political science at Boise State University, has received two grants totaling $715,000 from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Great Basin CESU ... [Published Newswise - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Habitat mapping for environmental impact assessments

August 26th, 2014,Published in Articles: PositionITProteus, a provider of satellite-derived mapping and classification services, has launched a fast-turnaround habitat mapping solution designed specifically for environmental impact assessments (EIAs). ... [Published EE Publishers - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Significant Land Cover Changes in US Coastal Regions

A new NOAA US-wide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions — an area larger than the state of Wisconsin — experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands and forest cover with development a ... [Published World Maritime News - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 24 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 1 reports

Study: wild bees can thrive in urban environments

Sunday, August 24th, 2014 ByResearchers analysed the effects that urbanisation has on wild bees in 24 sites around Lyon in France, recording 291 different bee species, with 60 of them found in very urbanised areas and most of them found in moderately ... [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Aug 24 2014]
Entities: Species, Habitat, Land cover
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Study Measures Impacts of Climate and Land Use Changes

As shared on  Science Daily , a new study used the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report, coupled with socioeconomic parameters from the U.S. Natural Resources Inventory, to model the rate of change in both climate and land use. ... [Published Planetizen - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 1 reports

Southwest Florida a 'hotspot' for wetland loss

A new national NOAA coastal study shows Southwest Florida lost considerable land cover between 1996 and 2010. Nationally, forests and wetlands disappeared from 8.2 percent of coastal areas, but Lee County saw a bigger change at 8.7 percent; while Collier ... [Published Naples Daily News - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Spiders loving big city living

According to a study, published in PloS One, golden orb spiders (Nephila plumipes) are thriving in the face of urbanisation."Spider size increased with hard surface cover at a local and microhabitat scale and decreased in areas with more vegetation cover. ... [Published Times Live South Africa - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Satellites can help save the environment

Two images sit side-by-side, satellite footage of what the area in the country’s northern-most province looked like in 2004 and 2013. To the untrained eye, there is obviously less green, more brown and the grey of settlements.Satellite images often look ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 4 reports

NOAA: Lots of land cover change in coastal areas seen

From NOAA: NOAA analysis reveals significant land cover changes in US coastal regions Land Cover Atlas helps communities ‘see’ vulnerabilities and craft stronger resilience plans A new NOAA nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 ... [Published Watts Up With That? - Aug 19 2014]

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When it issued the draft guidance, CEQ said: "After consideration of public comment, CEQ intends to expeditiously issue this guidance in final form." By now, it's reasonable to conclude that the White House has decided to kill the guidance -- or, if it's ultimately finalized, to make sure it isn't...
...The study produced findings on how "climate change alters habitats for birds and bees and everything in between" as well as the implications these changes have for the way humans decide to use land
"For a bee species to be present in [an urban] habitat, it must be able to find food and nesting substrate" said co-author Laura Fortel, a researcher from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
"Another explanation for the correlation between larger spiders and elongated sites is increased exposure to surrounding urban light, as large spiders were also associated with anthropogenic structures such as light posts and were larger in sites closer to the CBD" the researchers said

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Science and sustainability goals: what research... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 4 hours ago]
Planning, Obsolescence [Published Town Hall - 13 hours ago]
'The Devil Is in the Details': Documenting Carb... [Published Newswise - 20 hours ago]
Global Conversion of Forests to Cropland Affect... [Published HealthNewsDigest.com - 21 hours ago]
Final environmental and social assessment [Published World Bank - Aug 28 2014]
Sentinel-1 Poised To Monitor Motion [Published Red Orbit - Aug 27 2014]
Virginia rolls out new agricultural program to ... [Published Chesapeake Bay Journal - Aug 27 2014]
NOAA Report: We're Still Losing Our Land [Published Field and Stream - Aug 27 2014]
Technical Paper: Land Cover Classification and ... [Published GIS Café - Aug 27 2014]
Boise State Faculty Grants Support Policy Behin... [Published Newswise - Aug 26 2014]
Habitat mapping for environmental impact assess... [Published EE Publishers - Aug 26 2014]
White House won't use NEPA effectively on clima... [Published Climate Science Watch - Aug 25 2014]
A Winner and Honorable Mentions: NASA DEVELOP S... [Published Earthzine - Aug 25 2014]
Work on lake management plan reviewed [Published Beaver Dam Daily Citizen - Aug 25 2014]
Significant Land Cover Changes in US Coastal Re... [Published World Maritime News - Aug 25 2014]
60-ha. forest land approved for solar energy de... [Published Business Week Mindanao - Aug 25 2014]
Study: wild bees can thrive in urban environments [Published Blue & Green Tomorrow - Aug 24 2014]
Planners in Western Region undergo training [Published Ghana News Agency - Aug 23 2014]
Study Measures Impacts of Climate and Land Use ... [Published Planetizen - Aug 23 2014]
Southwest Florida a 'hotspot' for wetland loss [Published Naples Daily News - Aug 23 2014]
Urban areas are hives for wild bees [Published BBC - Aug 23 2014]
Spiders loving big city living [Published Times Live South Africa - Aug 22 2014]
Land managers to gain tools to mitigate greenho... [Published Virginia Tech - Aug 22 2014]
Satellites can help save the environment [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Aug 22 2014]
Conservation Tools: Africa’s Tech Boom Could Ai... [Published Conservation International - Aug 21 2014]
No One-Size-Fits-All Approach In A Changing Cli... [Published Red Orbit - Aug 21 2014]
World: Mapping crops to improve food security [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 21 2014]
Unusual precipitation patterns in the U.S. [Published EarthSky - Aug 20 2014]
Three Decades of Global Vegetation Land Cover C... [Published CO2 Science - Aug 20 2014]
NOAA Analysis Documents Coastal Wetlands and Fo... [Published Environmental Protection Online - Aug 19 2014]
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World: Mapping crops to improve food security [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 21 2014]
Source: International Food Policy Research InstituteCountry: World The following article was jointly written by IFPRI researchers Weston Anderson and Liangzhi You from the Environmental and Production Technologies Division (EPTD) and Evgeniya Anisimova, ...
Unusual precipitation patterns in the U.S. [Published EarthSky - Aug 20 2014]
Depending on where you live, you could call 2014 the year of the drought, or the year of the deluge. In early August 2014, we have seen several significant rainfall events occur across the United States. During the week of August 10, for example, a ...
NOAA: Lots of land cover change in coastal area... [Published Watts Up With That? - Aug 19 2014]
From NOAA: NOAA analysis reveals significant land cover changes in US coastal regions Land Cover Atlas helps communities ‘see’ vulnerabilities and craft stronger resilience plans A new NOAA nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 ...
Nepal: Global Map of and around Mankha, East of... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Maps - Aug 15 2014]
Source: GSI, International Steering Committee for Global MappingCountry: Nepal ...
India: Global Map of and around Malin, East of ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Maps - Aug 15 2014]
Source: GSI, International Steering Committee for Global MappingCountry: India ...
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UMD, Google & Gov. Create 1st Detailed Map of G... [Published PR Newswire - Nov 14 2013]
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