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What is the Geospatial Community Doing to Put Clean Water in More Places Around the World?

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Written by Jeff Thurston

Water is valuable, but clean water that people can drink has greater value. Some regions have an abundance of clean water, and others have do not – a geographic factor. In other places pressure on natural ecosystems that generate water are placing great stress on ecosystems, often overwhelming them. The production of clean water is a result of the protection and stewardship of natural ecosystems, but also the result of efficient and effective management.  And, on that basis geospatial technologies have a large role to play. ... Read more about What is the Geospatial Community Doing to Put Clean Water in More Places Around the World?

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Renewable Energy Surpasses Fossil Fuels Second Year In A Row

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Renewable energy topped fossil fuels and nuclear for the second year in a row in the USA and Europe in 2009, according to the Global Wind Energy Association (GWEC).Renewable energy accounted for 60% of new capacity installed in Europe and over 50% of new capacity in the USA in 2009. Renewable energy represented 25% of global electricity capacity in 2009 with 1230 GW of the total 4.8 TW. Renewable energy also accounted for 18% of global power production.

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Solar-Power Plane Stays Aloft For 26 Hours

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BERN, Switzerland, July 8 (UPI) -- A solar-powered plane completed its test flight, staying aloft for 26 hours and 9 minutes before landing near in Bern, Switzerland, its pilot said Thursday. The record-setting feat caps seven years of planning, bringing the Swiss-led project a step closer to its goal of circling the globe using only solar energy, The Daily Mail of London reported. "We achieved more than we wanted.

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