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  • Wind erosion risk mapped in first ever pan-European assessment

    Over 8% of land in Europe could be at moderate-to-high risk of wind-driven soil erosion, a new study has estimated. In the first assessment of its kind, the researchers produced maps which show wind erosion risk across 36 countries. This information could help guide actions to tackle land degradation. Soil erosion by wind is, to a certain extent, a natural process that has always played a role in ...

  • Bruel & Kjaer launches updated noise mapping software

    Leading sound and vibration expert, Brüel & Kjær has made environmental noise mapping much simpler with a more user friendly version of its Predictor-LimA 7810 software – Version 8.1. This latest version has an improved data handling system, an intuitive Windows®-based graphical user interface - and integrated project organisation options for scenario management and ...

  • Scientists publish road map for low carbon future

    The UK lacks a coherent energy system that can effectively meet future energy needs while preventing rapid climate change, according to leading scientists.  A report, published today, of a discussion meeting held at the Royal Society calls for a new vision for energy generation that is based on the long term replacement of fossil fuels through the development and deployment of new technologies. ...


  • Mapping Earth`s soil moisture with NASA

    Professor Dara Entekhabi from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is to lead a science team designing a NASA satellite mission to collect global soil moisture measurements and other data seen as key to improving weather, flood and drought forecasts and predictions of agricultural productivity and climate change. At present, scientists have no network for gathering soil ...

  • New map reveals job-creating power of green building sector

    The Pembina Institute’s newest interactive map quantifies the number of jobs in B.C.’s green-building sector and pinpoints where energy-efficient homes and buildings are located in the province. Released today to coincide with Buildings Day at the United Nations climate-change conference in Paris, the  ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Shipping oil pollution: new hazard mapping method developed

    A new method for mapping the spread of oil released by ships is presented in a recent study, where it is applied to the Adriatic and Ionian Seas of the Mediterranean. The method pulls together a range of data, including information on shipping routes, oil particle behaviour, currents and climate. In this case study, it reveals pollution hotspots in the south-western Adriatic Sea and north-eastern ...

  • Philippines Maps out Plan to Switch to 100 Percent Renewables in 10 Years

    Manila, Philippines—The Worldwatch Institute’s Climate and Energy Director, Alexander Ochs, met with the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and high-level representatives of the federal and provincial governments of the Philippines yesterday to lay groundwork for a Sustainable Energy Roadmap for the archipelago nation, which aims to shift its current electricity system to 100 ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Extreme Weather Map Shows 3,527 Monthly Weather Records Shattered in 2012

    In 2012, there were at least 3,527 monthly weather records for heat, rain and snow broken by extreme weather events that hit communities throughout the U.S., according to an updated interactive extreme weather mapping tool and year-end review released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The 2012 tally exceeds the 3,251 records smashed in 2011 and catalogues these record-breaking ...

  • Windlab Expands Fleet of Second Wind Triton Sonic Wind Profilers

    International wind farm developer adopts Triton for wind farm site assessments worldwide after success in U.S. Midwest SOMERVILLE, Mass. and CANBERRA, Australia - International wind energy developer Windlab has adopted Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profilers as part of its standard wind resource assessment methodology, Second Wind and ...


  • State, federal agencies to map and protect cold water refuges for fish in Columbia and Willamette

    The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will work with NOAA Fisheries over the next three years on plans to locate, protect and restore zones of cold water habitat for fish in the Columbia and lower Willamette Rivers. Research has found that when river temperatures rise, salmon and steelhead seek out such cold water areas as crucial ...

  • European Marine Board consults member institutes on priorities for advancing ocean observation and seabed mapping

    Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is meeting with ocean research leaders at the European Marine Board offices in Ostend, Belgium, today to discuss ocean research challenges. The meeting with Commissioner Vella follows on from a previous consultation, held in March, which identified ocean observation and seabed mapping as crucially important for ...

  • Energy Department blocks disclosure of road map to relieve critical U.S. energy-water choke points, Circle of Blue reports

    Withheld Report Requested and Funded By Congress Shows: Managing water and energy separately will not meet US growing energy demand; New power plants are planned without considering water availability; National policy encouraging large scale biofuels production will stress U.S. water supplies. Circle of ...

  • Second Wind names Clean Electric Israel as authorized reseller in Israel and CIS

    Second Wind, a leading developer of wind measurement technology for the world's wind power industry, today announced that it is partnering with one of the leaders in the Israeli wind industry to offer wind measurement equipment in Israel and the CIS countries. Clean Electric Israel, a Petah-Tiqwa-based company providing wind assessment and forecasting services, will offer Second Wind's Nomad® ...


  • Major Wind Developer Brings Remote Sensing to Projects Worldwide

    CWP adds value to its projects with Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profiler Formed in 2007 to finance the development of wind farms in Central and Eastern Europe, Continental Wind Partners (CWP) has adopted Second Wind's Triton Sonic Wind Profiler as a part of its standard wind resource assessment practice. With a fleet of eight Tritons, CWP is using advanced remote ...


  • Wind Repowering Market - 2020 Forecasts of Capacity, Generation and Cost-Benefit Analysis

      ReportsnReports adds new market research report 'Wind Repowering - Capacity, Generation and Cost-Benefit Analysis to 2020' to its store. This research provides an understanding of the wind repowering market potential by country. The research also provides historical and forecast analysis of the global wind repowering installed capacity and power ...


  • West Central School Corporation's Wind Project a First for NIPSCO Feed-in-Tariff Program

    West Central School Corporation (WCSC) representatives and student leaders will celebrate the start of construction on their school's utility-grade wind turbine project with a ceremonial breaking of the ground Friday morning, September 30th, at 9:30 am EDT at the school campus. WCSC will be the first public school corporation in Indiana to utilize the Northern Indiana Public Service Company ...


  • First global wind speed data from UK TechDemoSat-1 open new prospects for weather monitoring and forecasting

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) has developed the first ever global wind speed products based on reflected GPS signals, using data from the UK TechDemoSat-1 satellite. This demonstrates the potential of this technique to improve sampling of ocean surface winds, as well as improve weather monitoring and forecasting by complementing existing satellite measurements from scatterometers and ...

  • GL Garrad Hassan opens new office in Cape Town

    To support the developers and financiers of South Africa’s burgeoning wind power industry GL Garrad Hassan opened its first office in the Rainbow Nation, in Cape Town on 1 January 2012. South Africa is ideally suited for renewable energy development, given its abundant wind and solar resources, ample number of suitable sites and modern high voltage electrical infrastructure. The opening of ...


  • WatchDog Compact Ultrasonic Weather Station!

    Plainfield, IL – Spectrum Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of weather stations and data loggers, is proud to introduce their new WatchDog® Ultrasonic Station. Smaller than a can of soda, Spectrum Technologies’ new WatchDog® Ultrasonic Station measures wind speed and direction, air temperature, humidity, dew point, wind chill, and barometric pressure. The WatchDog® Station handles ...


    By Spectrum Technologies, Inc

  • New WatchDog Compact Ultrasonic Weather Station!

    Plainfield, IL – Spectrum Technologies, Inc., a leading manufacturer of weather stations and data loggers, is proud to introduce their new WatchDog® Ultrasonic Station. Smaller than a can of soda, Spectrum Technologies’ new WatchDog® Ultrasonic Station measures wind speed and direction, air temperature, humidity, dew point, wind chill, and barometric pressure. The WatchDog® Station handles ...


    By Spectrum Technologies, Inc

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