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Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators
To provide a high-resolution, longitudinal global data set of annual extreme humid-heat.
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Total Carbon Content All Fire Types (2015): South America
Total Carbon Content All Fire Types (2015): Oceania
Total Carbon Content All Fire Types (2015): North America
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Global Environmental Change
Combining SEDAC’s Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ) data and Natural Disaster Hotspots flood frequency maps with land cover imagery derived from NASA’s MODIS instrument, the researchers who developed SEDAC’s Global Grid of Probabilities of Urban Expansion data set ask how the global and regional patterns of urban growth in the near future will affect urban susceptibility to floods and droughts. What they found is that the extent of urban areas exposed to floods and drought will generally double by 2030, even without factoring in the potential impacts of climate change.
Science Times section of The New York Times
Map of school-age children in earthquake zones illustrates an accompanying article: following the recent earthquakes in China, experts assess school safety and the vulnerability of children to earthquakes.