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Managing water resources in forest restoration

Hundreds of thousands of acres on the Coconino National Forest are slated for thinning during the next 20 years. Two NAU researchers want the forest restoration efforts to result in better water quality and quantity, a shift ...

dateSep 08, 2014 in Environment
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Water mission boosts food security

ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought ...

dateMay 22, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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When waters rise: NASA improves flood safety

Flooding is the most frequent and widespread weather-related natural disaster, taking a huge toll in lives and property each year. NASA Earth-observing satellites and airborne missions provide vital information to emergency ...

dateMar 20, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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