International

Watching From Above: How A Spy Satellite Could Prevent Illegal Fishing

"Illegal fishing, which accounts for 30 percent of fish caught globally, has long been a thorn in the side of small nations who lack resources to monitor their waters. But a new technology puts that power in the hands of anyone with a computer."

Source: Christian Science Monitor, 09/16/2016

Arctic Sea Ice Cover Set To Be 2nd Lowest Ever Recorded, Data Suggests

"Satellite data shows ice was close to last year’s record low confirming a long-term downward trend towards ice-free Arctic summers".

"Arctic sea ice cover could be confirmed within days as the second lowest ever recorded, the latest data suggests.

According to the US national snow and ice data centre (NSIDC) the ice which forms and disperses annually has been close to its minimum extent for the year for several days and has begun to grow again as autumn sets in.

Source: Guardian, 09/15/2016

With U.S. Election in Sight, Ban Seeks Quick Action on Climate Accord

"As the United Nations General Assembly converges in New York on Tuesday, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is using the gathering of world leaders to rush the 2015 Paris climate change accord into legal force this year, hoping to bind all countries to its strictures for at least the next four years — regardless of the outcome of the presidential election in the United States."

Source: NY Times, 09/13/2016

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