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Growing Agrihoods: The Next Frontier in Urban Revitalization

The way a city uses and reuses space has a powerful impact on its identity and economy. While some cities are experiencing a development boom and others a building slump, urban agrihoods could provide much-needed food, employment, and green space to cities trying to rebuild. That’s the idea behind the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative’s (MUFI) two-acre farm and agrihood-in-development in Detroit’s North End neighborhood.
EnviroNews

Defenders of Wildlife Announces New Satellite Data Program to Track Wildlife Habitat Loss (PDF in new tab)

On Aug. 3, 2017, Defenders of Wildlife (Defenders) released a pilot report demonstrating how satellite data, remote sensing and cloud computing can be used to monitor wildlife habitat loss. Defenders’ Center for Conservation Innovation (CCI), which focuses on the use of technology and data in protecting endangered species, relied on figures from NASA and the European Space Agency ...
SciArt Magazine

Artist Justin Brice Guariglia Works With NASA To Raise Awareness Of Rising Sea Levels

Multi-disciplinary artist Justin Brice Guariglia is the first artist to be embedded in a NASA mission. This collaboration is funded through private grants. Guariglia will be flying with the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission on flights through 2020. OMG is studying the degree to which warm, salinated Atlantic water is melting Greenland’s glaciers in order to better estimate sea level rising.
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