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Satellite data helps volunteer group build rainwater systems for Middle-East schools

In the Middle East and North Africa, the World Bank estimates that as much as 85% of the region’s water supplies is used to irrigate crops. This irrigation combined with groundwater depletion and the effects of climate change leads much of the region to face chronic water shortages. Outside major metropolitan centers, inadequate water supplies […]

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President’s Budget Calls for $1 Billion for Climate Resilience

President Barack Obama announced his 2015 budget on March 4, calling for a $1 billion climate resilience fund. The fund would support adaptation efforts as well as research and technology that improves community preparedness for extreme weather events, such as drought and flooding. According to the White House, the $1 billion price tag is small […]

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NASA’s Landsat 8 Continues 40 Years of Natural Resource Monitoring

On Feb. 11, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched Landsat 8 as part of its Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM). The Earth-observation satellite continues 40 years of service by its predecessors in monitoring Earth’s natural resources. The satellite is equipped with an Operational Land Imager to observe water quality and a thermal […]

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