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[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

Satellite-based flood monitoring central to relief agencies" disaster response

In January 2015, the Shire River in Malawi, and Zambezi River in Mozambique were under tight scrutiny. Weeks of torrential rains led these and other rivers to burst their banks displacing 390,000 people across the region. In southern Malawi 220,000 acres .....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2015

River Cottage HQ / Satellite Architects

River Cottage HQ acts as a home for the numerous River Cottage activities such as ‘Catch and Cook’ and ‘Pig in ta Day’......»»

Category: infraSource:  architecturelabRelated NewsJun 19th, 2015

Vietnam-Era Boat Returns to Duty

Decades after patrolling the Mekong Delta, the Gamewardens are back on the river......»»

Category: securitySource:  militaryRelated NewsJun 9th, 2015

Satellite Architects adds a new cookery school to the River Cottage headquarters

A cookery school is housed behind the glazed facade of this contemporary shed, recently completed by Satellite Architects at the headquarters of British TV programme River Cottage (+ slideshow). (more…) .....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsJun 8th, 2015

[In Depth] Alarm over a sinking delta

Vietnam's Mekong River delta—the world's third largest delta—is sinking, putting some 20 million people and vast swaths of fertile farmland at risk. Recent research has found that the delta, which covers some 55,000 square kilometers and sits about 2 .....»»

Category: scienceSource:  sciencemagRelated NewsMay 21st, 2015

N. Korea triggers fresh outrage with space rocket launch

North Korea said Sunday it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as another defiant step towards developing a missile capable of striking the US mainland......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News7 hr. 34 min. ago

North Korea Accused of Testing an ICBM With Missile Launch Into Space

MarkWhittington writes: Reuters reported that North Korea launched a long-range missile that is said to have placed a satellite into space. The launch happened much to the consternation of North Korea's neighbors, South Korea and Japan, as well as the Uni.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 8 min. ago

Super Bowl 50 Has Some Surprising Space Twists

Hey, football fans! As you gear up for today's Super Bowl 50, you might be surprised how much space is involved – and we're not just talking about the satellite television feed that will beam the big game into your living room in glorious high-definitio.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceRelated News17 hr. 21 min. ago

Videos: Atlas 5 caps a generation of GPS launches

A replay of the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket launching the Global Positioning System 2F-12 satellite from Cape Canaveral, Florida, completing 27 years and 61 flights of the GPS 2 generation. A replay of the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rock.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated News18 hr. 19 min. ago

Photos: Atlas 5 launches navigation craft from Cape Canaveral

A collection of pad photos from the United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket flight to deploy the GPS 2F-12 satellite for use by the U.S. military and billions of civilians around the world. A collection of pad photos from the United Launch Alliance Atla.....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated News18 hr. 12 min. ago

Recap story: Last GPS satellite of its generation arrives in space

The main engine rumbling to life. Ice shards breaking free. The rocket lumbering off the pad. The battle against gravity being won once again. That was the scene as the Atlas 5 took flight to cap a generation of Global Positioning System satellites. .....»»

Category: scienceSource:  spaceflightnowRelated News18 hr. 34 min. ago

N. Korea triggers fresh fury with space rocket launch

North Korea said Sunday it had successfully put a satellite into orbit, with a rocket launch widely condemned as a disguised ballistic missile test for a weapons delivery system to strike the US mainland......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 34 min. ago

GPS Anomalies Caused Problems for DAB Around the UK

U.S. Air Force confirmed that the removal of the satellite precipitated the issues.....»»

Category: topSource:  radiomagonlineRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2016

New Air Force Satellites Launched To Improve GPS

 This morning, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) successfully launched a Boeing-built satellite into orbit as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS). This $131 million satellite was the final addition to the Air Force’.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2016

EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2016

GPM satellite examines violent thunderstorms

Severe weather moved through the southern U.S. on February 2 and 3, and NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite examined the violent thunderstorms......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2016