earth science News

  • New report puts earth science to the fore

    Ten questions driving the geological and planetary sciences have been identified in a new report by the National Research Council.  Aimed at reflecting the major scientific issues facing earth science at the start of the 21st century, the questions represent where the field stands, how it arrived at this point, and where it may be headed. 'With all the advancements over the last 20 years, ...

  • ESA launches programme in support of Earth observation science

    Since the advent of Earth observation from space, satellite missions have become central to monitoring and learning about how the Earth works, resulting in significant progress in a broad range of scientific areas. In the mid-1990s, ESA set up its Living Planet Programme and established a new approach to satellite observations for Earth science by working in close cooperation with the scientific ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Thermometer for the earth

    According to climate change experts, our planet has a fever — melting glaciers are just one stark sign of the radical changes we can expect. But global warming's effects on farming and water resources is still a mystery. A new Tel Aviv University invention, a real-time 'Optical Soil Dipstick' (OSD), may help solve the mystery and provide a new diagnostic tool for assessing the health of our ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Actor Jaden Smith Focuses On Earth Science in a New NASA PSA

     Jaden Smith, star of Columbia Pictures' movie "After Earth," is featured in a new NASA public service announcement that describes the contributions of the agency's Earth science program to environmental awareness and exploration of our home planet. The public service announcement features imagery from "After Earth" as ...

  • Earth Science Information Systems (EScIS) present at the CleanUp Conference in Melbourne 2013

    Earth Science Information Systems (EScIS) recently presented at the CleanUp Conference in Melbourne, Australia held between 15-18 September, 2013. The conference is held every two years for scientists, engineers, regulators and other environmental professionals representing universities, government (site management and regulatory agencies) and R&D and manufacturing firms with attendees from ...

  • Earth Hour Plays on Climate Change Fears say Friends of Science

    Earth Hour purports to unite people to protect the planet. Friends of Science argue that most climate policies driven by global warming rhetoric have denigrated the scientific method and caused more harm than good, creating 'heat or eat' poverty. “For sixty years people have been sitting alone in the ...


  • PDF3D Ramps Up Earth Science Support with Geospatial 3D PDF Release

    PDF3D® have been fast to respond to the growing challenges in geospatial communication by creating a set of features within their popular 3D PDF software suite, specifically designed to help location-based industry professionals. “Acquisition, ...


  • ‘Earth on the edge’ – Melbourne 2011

    “Thousands of scientists will meet in Melbourne in mid-2011 to discuss the state of the Earth,” according to CSIRO’s Dr Tom Beer, the first Australian to be elected President of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). “Scientists from around the world working on issues of sustainability will exchange information at the IUGG General Assembly,” Dr Beer said. “They will discuss ...

  • Eye on Earth: 2008 in review

    From promises of 'green jobs' on the U.S. campaign trail to record-setting global investments in renewable energy, the year was marked by an international mobilization to address the world's most daunting environmental challenges and forge a green economy. While the science is clear that the time to address catastrophic climate change is now, a turbulent year - including food crises, natural ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • ENVionX Launches Focused Technical Marketing Services Catering to Geo-Environmental and Earth Sciences Organizations

    ENVionX Launches Focused Technical Marketing Services Catering to Geo-Environmental and Earth Sciences Organizations Waterloo, (Ontario) Canada, December 3, 2013 – ENVionX announced today the launch of its technical marketing services targeted at supporting organizations working in the mining, oil & gas, water resources and alternative energy sectors. ...


    By ENVionX

  • UCAR Joins Alliance for Earth Observations

     The University Corporation of Atmospheric Research is the newest organization to join the Alliance for Earth Observations.  With the backdrop of the record-breaking extreme weather events of 2011 and an already active 2012, the need to better monitor and understand the changing state of the Earth's resources and environment has never been clearer. "As demonstrated by recent experiences ...

  • Vietnam to launch earth-monitoring satellites

    Japanese experts are to help Vietnam build its first earth-observation satellites in an effort to help the South-East Asian country plan for the effects of climate change and natural disasters. Last November, Japan announced that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New Science and Technology Director

    Professor Angela Hatton has today begun her new role as Director of Science & Technology at the National Oceanography Centre.On her appointment, Professor Angela Hatton said, “These are interesting and exciting times for the NOC; addressing globally significant challenges, driving forward technology development and conducting science that has a positive impact on society and the ...

  • Soil – the living skin of planet earth

    The soil forms the outer skin of the land masses of Planet Earth. This thin veneer of living material is sometimes only a few centimetres thick and rarely thicker than two or three metres, but it has critical influence on what happens on the surface of the Earth. Soil is our life-support system. It provides anchorage for roots; holds water long enough for plants to make use of it; and holds ...

  • Climate change and the integrity of science

    We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts. There is always some uncertainty associated with scientific conclusions; science never absolutely proves anything. When someone says that society should wait until scientists are absolutely certain ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Search begins for the 2011 Champions of the Earth

    Nominations are now officially open for the 2011 Champions of the Earth - the United Nations' flagship environmental award. The award seeks to recognise the achievements of inspirational leaders, thinkers and, most importantly, 'doers' who have shown determination and enduring commitment towards achieving a cleaner, greener and more prosperous future. Previous winners of the award range from ...

  • Earth has warmed as Usual, with No Slowdown

    Forget about the so-called “hiatus” in global warming. The planet’saverage temperatures are notching up as swiftly now as they did 20 or 30 years ago. A team of US researchers has looked again not just at the data for the last 60 years but at how it has been collected, and done the sums again. They ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Explaining the science of climate change

    New web pages which explain the science behind the headlines on climate change have been launched by Government Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Sir John Beddington. The web pages, produced with the support of leading scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre and others, present an overview of some of the most important areas of study in climate change science. Professor Julia Slingo, Met ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Science in 2011: revolutions and disasters

    Science and technology can seem remote from the unfolding dramas of the world but they were never far from the front line in the first months of the Arab Spring. When revolution broke out in Egypt's Tahrir Square in January, scientists were there in force, helping to plant the seeds of change. When dictatorship was replaced by a move towards a more democratic system of government that openly ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Solar System Radar and Radio Science Research Shows Promise Using Radio Transient Observation in Unexplored Space; Cites Strides in Monitoring Near-Earth Objects

    A "hot" topic in space exploration is transient activity, which is one of 12 topics discussed in the May issue on the subject of Solar System Radar & Radio Science of Proceedings of the IEEE, the world's most highly-cited general interest journal in electrical engineering and computer science.  The paper entitled "A Prototype Radio ...

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