Study maps 15 years of carbon dioxide emissions on Earth

Global fossil fuel CO2 emissions as represented by the Fossil Fuel Data Assimilation System (FFDAS). Photo by: Gurney lab World leaders face multiple barriers in their efforts to reach agreement on greenhouse gas emission policies. And, according to Arizona State University researchers, without globally consistent, independent emissions assessments, climate agreements will remain burdened by errors, …

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Algorithm Spotted the Ebola Outbreak Before WHO Announced It

Disease surveillance—monitoring the spread of infection in order to predict its pattern—is vital to any attempt to prevent a pandemic. In the case of the current Ebola outbreak in Central and Western Africa, on-the-ground surveillance is tough. With too few medical resources such as labs to process diagnostic tests, and with international organizations like the …

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