Land cover

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Name: Land cover
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

See change on Earth from space at new NASA website

On this Earth Day, NASA has released a new website that allows exploration of change on Earth.In one comparison, NASA snapped a photo of Tucson from space in 1984.That image is pictured aside another photo snapped from space in 2011.The comparison shows ... [Published KOLD-TV - Apr 22 2014]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Nation’s premiere tool for tracking land cover change gets five-year update

Since its creation in the mid-1990s, the National Land Cover Database has acted as the census of land cover data. Free to use and available online , the newest edition of the database was released in early April 2014, and will continue to help professionals ... [Published Environmental Monitor - 19 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 1 reports

Something’s missing from our food and it’s not salt

We’ve all made recipes and forgot that one key ingredient, only to forgive ourselves because, after all, food is more than just its physical ingredients: Too salty or not, we made that soup and we’ll be damned if we’re not proud of ourselves.So what about ... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 21 2014 - 1 reports

Nation’s Authoritative Land Cover Map New and Improved

Nation’s Authoritative Land Cover Map New and Improved Source: U.S. Geological Survey Just released, the latest edition of the nation’s most comprehensive look at land-surface conditions from coast to coast shows the extent of land cover types from forests ... [Published Full Text Reports... - Apr 21 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 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 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Minnesota's continuous living groundcover

Of Minnesota’s 55.6 million acres, 27 million acres are taken up by farmland. Currently, crop production is dominated by summer annuals like corn and soybeans, which need to be replanted each year and grow only in the summer. The consequence of this type ... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Apr 08 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]

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...But following major pollution mitigation initiatives, they found there was "a rapid surge in Central European growth after ~1982, with the effects of forest management, climate warming and atmospheric [CO 2 ] fertilization potentially also amplifying this boost" which propelled fir-tree growth rates to a new modern high
"Farms to Forests: Challenges and opportunities in post-agricultural Landscapes in the Caribbean"
...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."

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An Environmental Data Set for Vector-Borne Dise... [Published PLoS medicine - 19 hours ago]
Nation’s premiere tool for tracking land cover ... [Published Environmental Monitor - 19 hours ago]
The European-Wide and Holocene-Long Growth Rate... [Published CO2 Science - 19 hours ago]
CANCELED: Farms to Forests: Challenges & Opport... [Published Isthmus Daily Page - Apr 22 2014]
Something’s missing from our food and it’s not ... [Published Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy - Apr 22 2014]
See change on Earth from space at new NASA website [Published KOLD-TV - Apr 22 2014]
Late Miocene–Pliocene Paleoclimatic Evolution D... [Published PLoS medicine - Apr 22 2014]
Nation’s Authoritative Land Cover Map New and I... [Published Full Text Reports... - Apr 21 2014]
UNEP Live: Building an Information Powerhouse [Published Earthzine - Apr 19 2014]
Toward Reliable Estimates of Abundance: Compari... [Published PLoS medicine - Apr 17 2014]
Land Management Choices Affect Climate [Published Sensors & Systems - Apr 17 2014]
MODIS and Vector-Borne Diseases [Published Earthzine - Apr 17 2014]
Space Veteran Landsat 7 Marks 15 Years of Obser... [Published Sensors & Systems - Apr 16 2014]
Goddard scientist receives Vega Medal from King... [Published EurekAlert! - Apr 15 2014]
Bluesky’s National Tree Map Helps Council Map T... [Published Geo Connexion - Apr 15 2014]
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]
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Nation’s Authoritative Land Cover Map New and I... [Published Full Text Reports... - Apr 21 2014]
Nation’s Authoritative Land Cover Map New and Improved Source: U.S. Geological Survey Just released, the latest edition of the nation’s most comprehensive look at land-surface conditions from coast to coast shows the extent of land cover types from forests ...
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 ...
Another Week of Global Warming News, March 30, ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Apr 01 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 Information is not Knowledge…Knowledge is not Wisdom March 30, 2014 Chuckles , COP20+ ...
Another Week of Global Warming News, March 23, ... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Mar 24 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 Information Overload is Pattern RecognitionEquinox EditionMarch 23, 2014 Chuckles , COP20+ ...
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