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IPCC climate report: Humans 'dominant cause' of warming

27 September 2013

A landmark report says scientists are 95% certain that humans are the "dominant cause" of global warming since the 1950s.

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Stopgap spending bill carves out exception for U.S. weather satellites

11 September 2013

The stopgap spending measure the U.S. House of Representatives had been expected to pass this week to keep federal agencies operating past the end of the month would hold NASA's budget flat through year's end but allow the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to fund two weather satellites programs above 2013 levels.

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Iceland signs accession agreement with EUMETSAT

02 September 2013

Iceland is on its way to becoming a EUMETSAT Member State in 2014 following the signature of the accession agreement by EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier and Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson, Minister for Environment and Natural Resources of Iceland on 30 August.

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New NRC report calls for sustained Landsat program

09 August 2013

Senate appropriators already skeptical of NASA's plan to explore hosted payload and international partnership concepts as an alternative to building another dedicated Landsat spacecraft were handed fresh ammunition with the 8 Aug release of a National Research Council (NRC) report calling for a "systematic and deliberate program" to prevent a disruption in Landsat's 40-year record of moderate-resolution land imagery.

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