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Satellites reveal bird habitat loss in California

Drought and reduced seasonal flooding of wetlands and farm fields threaten a globally important stopover site for tens of thousands of migratory shorebirds in California's Sacramento Valley, a new Duke University-led study ...

dateMar 27, 2017 in Ecology
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Archival photos offer research value

A crowdmapping project developed by EPFL and HEIG-VD gives volunteers the chance to compare the Switzerland of the 1960s with that of today through archival photos. An exhibition organized by EPFL's Modern Construction Archives ...

dateMar 27, 2017 in Other
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CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3-D

Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA's CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3-D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet.

dateMar 27, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Steep rise of the Bernese Alps

The striking north face of the Bernese Alps is the result of a steep rise of rocks from the depths following a collision of two tectonic plates. This steep rise gives new insight into the final stage of mountain building ...

dateMar 24, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Video: 30 years of deforestation in Rio Branco

Deforestation near the northwestern Brazilian city of Rio Branco has made its mark on the rainforest over the last 30 years. By comparing a Landsat-5 image from 1985 with a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image from 2016, we can see ...

dateMar 22, 2017 in Environment
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