NASA Launches Earth Science Challenges with OpenNEX Cloud Data

NASA is launching two challenges to give the public an opportunity to create innovative ways to use data from the agency’s Earth science satellites. The challenges will use the Open NASA Earth Exchange. OpenNEX is a data, supercomputing and knowledge platform where users can share modeling and analysis codes, scientific …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Effects of interannual climate variability on tropical tree cover: Satellite data reveal how tropical ecosystems may respond to climate extremes

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Effects of interannual climate variability on tropical tree cover: Satellite data reveal how tropical ecosystems may respond to climate extremes Acidifying oceans could spell trouble for squid North Atlantic hurricane forecast predicts above-average season Microbial changes regulate function of entire ecosystems  The greatest place to be …

Global Warming Causes Heat Waves, Says NASA Scientist

Global Warming Causes Heat Waves, Says NASA Scientist Heat wave events, once rare, are becoming more frequent due to global warming, says NASA scientist James Hansen. Such summertime heat events covered only 1% of Earth?s surface for most of the time since humanity has been studying the climate. Now, when …

Roundup: Forestry, Biomass & Sustainability Conference London May 12-13, 2011

A compilation of Tweets gathered by Ethical Markets Media Correspondent Melanie Feliciano Environ Finance’s ‘Forestry, Biomass & Sustainability’ in London, May 12-13 presentation slides available @ http://tinyurl.com/3sr9tus “Last year DNV #ClimateChange Services had 0 investments in forestry projects.” – Andres Espejo http://bit.ly/jUl7ot Forestry project case studies: “We can harvest planted …