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    Diamond Mining

    His name is Samuel. It is just after 10:00 am and he has already walked for two hours from the small hut with a thatched roof and dirt floor in the mining camp where he stays. The sun beats...

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  • Wildfire

    By on June 1, 2013

    Every year, several hundred million hectares of forest, grasslands, and other types of vegetation burn throughout the world, and this amount is set to increase due to global change, increase in drought and extreme weather.

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  • GEO Update

    By on June 1, 2013

    The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is working to build the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) by coordinating collaborative capacity across member nations.

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    Measuring Distant Winds

    By on June 1, 2013

    Decisions about where to site commercial-scale wind turbines—typically costing $3-4 million each installed (though their cost drops significantly with economies of scale for large wind farms)—require detailed, reliable, and long-term data about wind speed and direction. Wind speed maps...

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  • Location Data Privacy Guidelines Released

    By on June 1, 2013

    The location forum’s privacy council recently released Location Data Privacy: Guidelines, Assessment & Recommendations. These groundbreaking guidelines represent the first industry-created set of best practices for improving how location data is gathered, used and managed, along with a ‘scorecard’...

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