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Horn of Africa drought seen from space

Drought in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti is pushing tens of thousands of people from their homes as millions face food insecurity in a crisis visible from space. ESA’s SMOS satellite shows that ...

Jul 22, 2011 4 / 5 (2) 0

Software reveals critical crop growth stages

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agronomist Greg McMaster has developed computer software that tells farmers when to spray pesticides. McMaster works at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Agricultural Systems Research ...

May 12, 2011 not rated yet 0

Soil responsible for heat waves

Climate change will not just influence the average climate but also extremes such as heat waves, models from climate researchers indicate. Using broad measurements taken in southeastern Europe,a study demonstrates ...

Dec 16, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 1

Cosmic rays detect soil moisture

(PhysOrg.com) -- An instrument that uses cosmic rays to measure the moisture content in soil ultimately could prompt major improvements in weather forecasting and irrigation practices, and provide a wealth of new data about ...

Nov 17, 2010 5 / 5 (7) 1