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BBC NEWS | Menu prices track fishing impact

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Not exactly spatial in the way the conducted it, but it is easy to see how it could be a significant variable in their work. The Census of Marine Life (COML) looked at over a 100 years of prices of seafood to infer impacts such as over harvesting of marine species. A great use of […]

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BBC NEWS | Amazon damage ‘worse than feared’

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The BBC news reports on a study conducted in the Brazilian Amazon by Brazilian and US researchers. While it is limited in details. the article discusses the use of different remote sensing techniques than have been used to calculate deforested areas to date. If anyone knows the journal article this is from please share in […]

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ScienCentral: Earthquake Forecasts

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An article over at ScienCentral discusses the use of simulations to determine the probability of earthquakes along the California coast. More of a Geology topic, but interesting non-the-less. ScienCentral: Earthquake Forecasts Via Digg

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Satellite imagery shows Arctic ice melt

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Whatever your beliefs on the global warming issue, the recent spate of articles on the melting of Arctic ice and the warming of the climate in Alaska seem pretty scary. Satellite imagery is being used to show that the Arctic ice cap is shrinking at an alarming rate. You can check out the MSNBC.com article […]

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Mount St Helens video

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If you’re into volcanoes, the USGS is releasing a 20-minute video which gives a summary of activity at Mount St. Helens over the past year. Details of the release will be available after the news event today, which was scheduled for 10am PDT (1pm EDT) Via Spatial News

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BBC NEWS | Ancient humans ‘altered’ climate

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This is an interesting note on how we have been altering the climate for quit some time. Carl Sauer was conducting research in the early part of the last century on how prehistoric peoples in the New World have been altering the landscape by clearing large areas. This of course can be linked to altering […]