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April 15, 2014
China uses satellite, drones to fight pollution
Beijing (XNA) Apr 13, 2014
China is using satellites and drones to detect air pollution around Beijing and the practice will be expanded, the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on Wednesday. Satellites and drones, which can detect clandestine emissions and capture images with a resolution of up to 4 centimeters, have been used in the cities of Tangshan, Xingtai and Handan in north China's Hebei Province, a pollution-plagued region surrounding Beijing. Since November, an anti-pollution campaign has covered nearl ... read more

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NASA Radar Watches Over California's Aging Levees
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Sensors and satellites deployed to save Pompeii
Ground sensors and satellites will be deployed in a new bid to keep the ancient Roman city of Pompeii from crumbling following a series of recent collapses at the sprawling and long-neglected site near Naples. ... more
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Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite
The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch today of ESA's Sentinel-1 ... more
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A satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption
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Last look at Sentinel-1
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Satellite Movie Shows US East Coast Snowy Winter
A new time-lapse animation of data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite provides a good picture of why the U.S. East Coast experienced a snowier than normal winter. The new animation shows the movement o ... more
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Euroconsult Releases Study On EO Data Distribution Trends
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Studying crops, from outer space
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Math wizards stand ready to join Malaysia Airlines search
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Planes chase satellite sightings of suspected debris
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First Images Available from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall Satellite
NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, ... more
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NASA Launches Its Third Global 'Codeathon' with New Coastal Flooding Challenge
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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 ... more
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NASA Spacecraft Reveal New "Zebra Stripes" Structure in Earth's Inner Radiation Belt
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Planet Labs Set To Launch Largest Satellite Fleet In History
Planet Labs has announced that it has confirmed launches for more than 100 satellites over the next 12 months. The satellites will launch on rockets from the USA and Russia. This constitutes t ... more
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NASA Historic Earth Images Still Hold Research Value
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NJIT physicist helps to discover a new structure in Earth's radiation belt
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Brazil to launch satellite in December
Brazil will launch a new satellite in partnership with China in December, local media reported Friday. The Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) confirmed that the launch of the Cbers-4 satellite is expected ... more
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NASA's Van Allen Probes Reveal Zebra Stripes in Space
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