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Data sharing for food security

Data cannot be eaten, but giving everyone free access to information could lead to innovations that enhance the production and distribution of food, resulting in global food security. 'Open Access Data for ...

May 06, 2013
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NASA image: Fires in Eastern Russia

Fires in eastern Russia are commonplace at this time of year. Both wildfires and those deliberately set for agricultural purposes are often seen in the Amur region of Russia. This image from the Aqua satellite ...

May 03, 2013
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NASA image: Agricultural fires dot Mexico

In Guerrero, Oaxaca, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco regions (as well as others in the Yucatan Peninsula) of Mexico hundreds of fires were detected by the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite. The location, ...

May 03, 2013
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Image: Summit fire in Southern California

According to the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles, "A fast-moving, wind-driven brush fire in Riverside County was 40 percent contained as of early Thursday morning, CAL Fire officials said. The Summit Fire broke ...

May 02, 2013
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Stopping the spread of ash dieback fungus

The destruction of trees as a result of the ash dieback fungus has been a growing concern among scientists, having seen its rapid spread across Europe since the 1990s.

Apr 23, 2013
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Eye exam for a satellite

You don't just strap a satellite to a rocket, launch it, and voilà, it takes measurements. Beyond maneuvering into the right orbit, there are a series of check-out procedures to make sure the satellite performs ...

Apr 17, 2013
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Image: Fires in Nepal

Agricultural fires are set all over the world at different times to prepare the soil for the planting of new crops.

Apr 15, 2013
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