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Ancient Plants Reawaken: Plants Exposed by Retreating Glaciers Regrowing After Centuries Entombed Under Ice

 ScienceDailyOriginally Published by ScienceDaily - When University of Alberta researcher Catherine La Farge threads her way through the recently exposed terrain left behind by retreating glaciers, she looks at the ancient plant remains a lot closer than most.

Analysis: The R-word - Rhetoric versus reality in the Sahel

DAKAR 04 March 2013 (IRIN) - The annual gearing-up of humanitarian programmes to treat the chronic problems of vulnerable Sahelians is a clear sign that development there is not working. As a result, the Sahel is at the centre of the debate on the need to boost vulnerable people's resilience to shocks.

2013 Geospatial World Forum to Focus on Monetization

Geospatial world forum logoHow can we monetize geospatial data and applications? The answer is not so obvious. For years, this topic was reserved to scientists who used geospatial data for research.

Providing water in areas with unsustainable usage

Originally Published by SPIE

– The Water for the World project is bringing fresh water to needy people by analyzing remote sensing imagery and other Earth observations.

Everything you need to know: Comet PANSTARRS in March 2013

Originally Published by EarthSky

– Already visible in the Southern Hemisphere. In March, Comet PANSTARRS should come into view for northern skywatchers. Viewing guide here.

Where the Danube Meets the Black Sea

 NASA Earth ObservatoryOriginally Published by NASA Earth Observatory - The Danube Delta is a rich but threatened ecosystem, constantly remodeled by natural and human activities.

New map pinpoints cities to avoid as sea levels rise

 New ScientistOriginally Published by New Scientist - Sydney, Tokyo and Buenos Aires watch out.

Laser Eyes Spy a Big Melt in the Arctic

 The Asahi Shinbun/Getty Images GREENLAND BLUES: Sensors are spying signs of climate troubles, such as this glacial lake in Greenland.
Originally Published by IEEE Spectrum - Airborne altimeters yield a d

Analysis: Sahel crisis - lessons to be learnt

DAKAR 25 October 2012 (IRIN) - The Sahel food crisis this year put an estimated 18.7 million people at risk of hunger and 1.1 million children at risk of severe malnutrition, prompting the largest humanitarian response the region has ever seen and averting a large-scale disaster. But emergency responses are rarely smooth and there is always room for improvement.
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