Summary Talking about the weather is a pastime as old as language, but climate researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK have just given people a whole lot more to talk about. Established in 1971, the UEA's Climate Research Unit (CRU) has become one of the leading institutions involved in the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.
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Summary The project, carried out by climate scientists at the University of East Anglia, is part of a broader effort by those who study climate change to make the worrisome phenomenon more accessible and transparent to the broader public.
Summary This is the heartbreaking story of a five-year-old boy named Saroo Munshi Khan who, in 1986, went to the local train station in Berhanpur, India along with his 9-year old brother Guddu to hunt for coins that passengers may have dropped on the tracks.
Summary Google Earth, which in 2009 unveiled tools to visualize the effects of climate change , has now gone one better. The new data layer (which you must add after downloading the Google Earth program ) comes from the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (UEA CRU), which has provided information from 6,000 weather stations around the world.
Summary A man looks at screens showing images by Google Earth. The Climatic Research Unit Temperature Version 4 (CRUTEM4) land-surface air temperature dataset is one of the most widely used records of the climate system. The beauty of using Google Earth is that you can instantly see where the weather stations are, zoom in on specific countries, and see station datasets much more clearly.
Summary Prepare yourselves for the Greatest Show Not on Earth. A third company, Vancouver, British Columbia-based UrtheCast, which has a growing presence in the Bay Area, recently sent up two powerful cameras to be installed on the outside of the International Space Station by the end of this month.
Summary NORWICH, England, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Climate researchers at Britain's University of East Anglia announced they've made the world's temperature records available via Google Earth. Google Earth will bring the Climatic Research Unit Temperature Version 4 land-surface air temperature data set -- one of the most widely used records of the climate system -- to users' computers, they said.
Summary I joined Google in 2002 and had the pleasure of seeing many of Google's products get created and acquired. A few weeks back, I wanted a report that Google Analytics didn't provide -- an automatic daily report that I could share with my colleagues that would provide key metrics and give insight to people that aren't in GA every day like I am.
Summary Google Earth also has what are essentially expansion packs, added layers that can show different information. The University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit has just released a fantastic new layer that maps out local temperature changes over the past few decades for areas all over the planet (right-click and use "Save As" on that second link; you'll need Google Earth to open the file).
Summary Are these formations in the Egyptian desert long lost pyramids? According to Medhat Kamal El-Kady, former ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, and his wife Haidy Farouk Abdel-Hamid, a lawyer, former counselor at the Egyptian presidency and adviser of border issues and international issues of sovereignty, more than 34 maps and 12 old documents in their collection would support the existence of the lost pyramids. The documents would point to the existence of two buried pyramids (within the red square) which add to the known Fayum pyramids of Lahoun and Hawara.
Summary The NSW Globe tool was launched over the weekend by the Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance. "By combining spatial data with detailed satellite and aerial imagery, the tool is able to display property, local government, and electoral boundaries, as well as road and rail networks," Constance said in a statement.
Summary Speaking on Saturday at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem, the Rev. Al Sharpton said the circumstances surrounding the shooting, which police officials have described as an accident, required a more complete inquiry. In turning the knob and pushing the door open, he may have rotated the gun's barrel down and accidentally fired, said the official, who added that the account of events could change.
Summary "Practically no one denies this," he tells a policy committee. "As for the concept behind the use of coercive measures, the West is making it clear it does not want to try to change the policy of the Russian Federation ... they want to change the regime -- practically no one denies this," Lavrov said at a meeting of a foreign and domestic policy council in Moscow.
Summary WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. Barry was born March 6, 1936, to Marion and Mattie Barry, in the small Mississippi delta town of Itta Bena, and was raised in Memphis, Tenn., after the death of his father, a sharecropper.
Summary WASHINGTON - In the run-up to Thanksgiving, a holiday to celebrate bountiful harvests, Americans are being urged to stop wasting food so much. The National Geographic Society is currently looking at food from all fronts, from its "Food: Our Global Kitchen" exhibition and "Eat: The Story of Food" TV series to the December issue of its iconic yellow-bordered magazine.