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The Paris Climate Agreement enters into force

04 November 2016

The Paris Agreement legally enters into force today; 30 days after the EU's ratification pushed it past the threshold to take effect.

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Little Bahama Bank

The Bahama Islands are one of the most recognisable places on Earth for astronauts and one of their favorite areas to photograph from the international space station.

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Advanced weather satellite rides into orbit atop Japan’s H-IIA rocket

02 November 2016

Japan's H-IIA Rocket jumped off its sea-side launch pad on Tanegashima Island on Wednesday, lifting the Himawari-9 weather satellite into orbit to start a mission ensuring the country can access crucial weather data until the early 2030s.

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Sentinel satellites reveal east-west shift in Italian quake

03 November 2016

New information on the effects of the 30 October earthquake that struck central Italy continues to emerge as scientists analyse radar scans from satellites.

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New, space-based view of Human-made carbon dioxide

01 November 2016

Scientists have produced the first global maps of human emissions of carbon dioxide ever made solely from satellite observations of the greenhouse gas. The maps, based on data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite and generated with a new data-processing technique, agree well with inventories of known carbon dioxide emissions.

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Rendezvous with a satellite

03 November 2016

A unique experiment – with a very special goal – has been devised by the German Space Operations Center (GSOC) of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).

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AGU Fall Meeting

12 - 16 December 2016

Organisation: American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Location: San Francisco, USA

Workshop overview:

With approximately 24,000 attendees in 2015, AGU's Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. 2016 will mark Fall Meeting's 49th year as the premiere place to present your research; hear about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field; and network with colleagues that can enhance your career.

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