Friday, August 28, 2015

Six month free publishing - Agricultural & Environmental Letters

Agricultural & Environmental Letters is a new peer-reviewed online journal published jointly by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America and the Soil Science Society of America to be launched in September. It’s aim is to publish broad-reaching, exceptionally interesting, transformative, and timely research on major scientific, policy, and economic issues that span the entire range of the agricultural and environmental sciences. The open access journal will be funded by a fee, normally $950 per paper, but for the next six months the journal will published all paper for free, then at a reduced rate for a further six months.  This is a wonderful idea and will help new researchers in particular to get their research published by this prestigious group of Societies.  Link to find out more.

 Posted: Nick Gray

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Today is Earth Overshoot Day


This year Earth #Overshoot Day falls on  August 13th...today.  This is when we have used up all our natural capacity.

Find out more and act on climate change...it is what you do that makes the difference and makes tackling global warming possible.  For help in doing this go to 





Posted: Nick Gray

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Real time spatial wildfire data for the United States



Although we are all watching the current wildfires in California, a more serious situation is occurring in Alaska with thousands of hectares currently affected. 

The Geospatial Multi-Agency Co-ordination Group provides real time mapping of current wildfires throughout the United States.  Zoom onto the flame showing a wildfire for its perimeter and then click for full details of the size of the fire, exact location and the extent to which it has grown or shrunk over the past 24 hours and also details of how much has been contained.  With high temperatures and less rainfall this is the worst season for wildfires to date.

Posted by Nick Gray