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Vietnam warns of dire impact from planned Mekong dams

Research commissioned by Vietnam has warned of devastating environmental and economic effects for millions of people living along the Mekong River if 11 proposed dams are built on its mainstream......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 5th, 2016

The Nile Has Turned to Blood in This Satellite Image

There’s a passage in the Bible that suggests the Nile once turned to blood. But the red ribbon in this image isn’t quite so grizzly, because it actually depicts the vegetation growing around the river.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 1st, 2016

Don"t Worry, the Nile Hasn"t Turned to Blood in This Satellite Image

There’s a passage in the Bible that suggests the Nile once turned to blood. But the red ribbon in this image isn’t quite so grizzly, because it actually depicts the vegetation growing around the river.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 1st, 2016

See How a River Totally Changes Over Time in This GIF

Watch as satellite imagery shows how the windy Ucayali River in Peru changed its course over the span of 25 years. The sharp bends of the original river start moving around and then even merge at some points creating a whole new pathway, while the leftove.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsMar 29th, 2016

[Policy Forum] Balancing hydropower and biodiversity in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong

The world's most biodiverse river basins—the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong—are experiencing an unprecedented boom in construction of hydropower dams. These projects address important energy needs, but advocates often overestimate economic benefits and und.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciencemagRelated NewsJan 7th, 2016

Sahara Reveals Remains of Ancient River

Using a satellite-born sensor system that can penetrate through several feet of dry surface sediments, researchers found the dry remains of an ancient river system winding for hundreds of miles below... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciamRelated NewsNov 20th, 2015

Beneath the Saharan sands, a river valley

Satellite map reveals river that flowed in wetter times. (credit: Evgeni Zotov) If someone traveling the Sahara Desert with you said, “I bet there used to be a huge river right about… here,” you would probably think it's time to .....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 10th, 2015

Ray of hope for critically endangered Mekong dolphin but mega-dams threaten its chances of survival

Years of effective conservation work has slowed the rapid rate of decline of the critically endangered Mekong River Irrawaddy dolphin, providing a glimmer of hope for its future – according to the latest data......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 10th, 2015

NASA sees a small tropical depression 14W

Tropical Depression 14W appeared to be a small storm when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead early on Aug. 24......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 50 min. ago

GPM sees Tropical Depression Kay fading into history

The remaining traces of rainfall in weakening Tropical Depression Kay was in a small area when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed overhead early on Aug. 23......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 50 min. ago

NASA sees Lionrock strengthen into a typhoon

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Typhoon Lionrock as it strengthened to a typhoon east of Japan's Ryukyu Islands. The chain of islands stretch southwest from Kyushu to Taiwan......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 50 min. ago

NASA"s GPM observes Tropical Storm Gaston"s development

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite provided scientists with a look at rainfall rates and cloud heights within Tropical Storm Gaston as it continued to intensify in the Atlantic Ocean......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 50 min. ago

Research sheds new light on proton behavior, draws praise from science community

Consider: You've always thought that the only way to travel from northern New Jersey to New York City was over the Hudson River via the George Washington Bridge. Then one day there's a news flash: The Lincoln Tunnel through the Hudson is actually much mor.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

Alphabet Hires New Leader for Loon Internet Balloon Project

Tom Moore, co-founder of satellite-based broadband service provider WildBlue Communications Inc., starts as a vice president at X and general manager of Project Loon in mid-September. Read More... Tom Moore, co-founder of satellite-based broadband service.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  thewhirRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

The U.S. Air Force"s Next Launch Contract Up for Bid? An Experimental Satellite

The U.S. Air Force released a draft solicitation that sets up a competition between SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to launch a multipurpose experimental satellite in late 2018......»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

NASA Reconnects With "Lost" STEREO-B Satellite

NASA lost contact with its STEREO-B spacecraft twenty-two months ago during a routine 72-hour test. On Sunday, the spacecraft reconnected with NASA roughly 189 million miles away from Earth. While that would seem like a cause for celebration, "the very ha.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

Google hires satellite exec to head up Project Loon

The Project Loon team has been conducting successful tests in different parts of the globe for quite some time, but they've yet to release a commercial product. Google's new hire could change that. The tech titan has signed up Viasat exec Tom Mo.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

Seals wear tiny hats to study Antarctic oceans - CNET

Scientists have found out a lot more about the melting of Antarctic ice shelves thanks to elephant seals wearing satellite trackers on their heads......»»

Category: topSource:  cnetRelated NewsAug 24th, 2016

Alphabet hires satellite broadband industry vet Tom Moore as VP at X and GM of Project Loon; Project Loon head Mike Cassidy move

Brad Stone / Bloomberg: Alphabet hires satellite broadband industry vet Tom Moore as VP at X and GM of Project Loon; Project Loon head Mike Cassidy moves to new research projects  —  Mike Cassidy steps aside for a satellite broadband indus.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2016

The U.S. Air Force’s Next Launch Contract Up for Bid? An Experimental Satellite

The U.S. Air Force released a draft solicitation that sets up a competition between SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to launch a multipurpose experimental satellite in late 2018......»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2016