NASA Launching Five Earth-Observing Missions in 2014 to Obtain Crucial Data for Scientists Trying To Understand Our Changing Planet

With the launch of five Earth-observing missions in 2014 -- more Earth-focused launches in a single year in more than a decade -- NASA will be able to deliver even more crucial data to scientists trying to understand our changing planet.

NASA’s OCO-2 Brings Sharp New Focus on Global Carbon

. In July 2014, NASA will launch the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) to study the fate of carbon dioxide worldwide. Natural processes are working hard to keep the carbon cycle in balance by absorbing about half of our carbon emissions, limiting the extent of climate change. There's a lot we don't know about these processes, including where they are occurring and how they might change as the climate warms. To understand and prepare for the carbon cycle of the future, we have an urgent need to find out.





CSIRO Scientists Say Ocean Waves Offer a "Massive Resource" to Meet Australia's Power Needs

Waves crashing on to Australia's southern shores each year contain enough energy to power the country three times over, scientists said on Tuesday, August 20, 2010, in a study that underscores the scale of Australia's green energy.

Australians Embrace Climate Neutrality on National Day : Carbon Neutral Initiatives Planned Nationwide

Traditionally celebrated by having a family barbecue or going to the beach, this year’s Australia Day -- marked nationwide on 26 January 2009 -- is all about going carbon neutral for some of the country’s best-known cities, companies and community initiatives.

NCM initiated its Chemicals Cleaner Production Project, the aim of which is to minimize waste creation.

Industrial pollution and waste management remains one of the greatest obstacles to protecting the global environment and achieving sustainable development.

Integrated whole farm -- whole landscape planning

By incorporating an integrated approach to farming and water management, Pyneham farm in Frankland, Australia, has overcome problems caused by land degradation to create a more sustainable system. The newly established farming system, known as integrated whole farm -- whole landscape planning, has not only helped combat desertification, but also helps restore biodiversity in an area which previously experienced vast forest depletion for agricultural expansion.

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