January 2012


Pinnacle III reef in Discovery Bay
Jan 26, 2012Detecting Detrimental Change in Coral Reefs

Over dinner on R.V. Calypso while anchored on the lee side of Glover's Reef in Belize, Jacques Cousteau told Phil Dustan that he suspected humans were having a negative impact on coral reefs.

Flooding on Mozambique's coast, Jan. 2012.
Jan 26, 2012Measuring Flood Extent in Mozambique

• On January 16, 2012, Mozambique's coast was hit by the tropical depression “Dando” followed by cyclone “Funso.” With wind speeds up to 220 km/hour and torrential rains, the storms have caused severe damages and floods.This map shows Read [...]

Fafen Upper Valley in Ethiopia
Jan 25, 2012Combating drought in the Horn of Africa

• UNESCO began mapping groundwater this January in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa, in order to bring the population a sustainable water supply. Drought has caused the region's worst famine in 60 years, with 12 million people at risk of [...]