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New ‘lookouts’ for climate change

New 'lookouts' for climate change Corries high in the Scottish mountains are to become “lookout posts” in an effort to better monitor the effects of climate change Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is leading the Snowbed Project…

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Key ocean mission goes into orbit

Key ocean mission goes into orbit A space mission that will be critical to our understanding of climate change has launched from California.

The Jason-2 satellite will become the primary means of measuring the shape of the world’s oceans, taking readings with an accuracy of better than 4cm.

Its data will track not only sea level rise but reveal how the great mass of waters are moving around the globe…

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Space cameras to monitor forests

Space cameras to monitor forests Plans to use a state-of-the-art camera onboard a satellite to monitor deforestation levels in Africa’s Congo Basin have been unveiled…