Daily Archives: February 22, 2014

Satellite technology to help fight deforestation

Alejandro Alba

Scripps Howard Foundation Wire

WASHINGTON – If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one around to hear it, will it make noise? But now, someone will always be around to hear it.

Felipe Calderon, former president of Mexico, says he would have liked to have had the Global Forest Watch when he was president. He said it would have helped him reduce deforestation even more. [SHFWire photo by Alejandro Alba]

Felipe Calderon, former president of Mexico, says he would have liked to have had the Global Forest Watch when he was president. He said it would have helped him reduce deforestation even more. [SHFWire photo by Alejandro Alba]

The World Resources Institute, with Google and 40 other global partners, launched a website Thursday that helps monitor forests, Global Forest Watch.

“Because of amazing developments in the availability of billions of pieces of satellite data … it is possible to bring, for the first time ever, really real-time data at a very local level to everybody in the world,” Andrew Steer, president and CEO of the institute, said. “That is what Global Forest Watch is all about, and it is free.”

NMSU’s Latino Week: Entertainment with comedian, speakers

NMSU

The Hispanic Council and Associated Students of New Mexico State University present four events for this year’s Latino Week, providing comic relief and topics regarding Hispanic culture and society. 

The fall of El Chapo

 Ftontera NorteSur

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Less than three days after the summit of North American leaders, the government of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has its biggest plum to date: the capture of wanted drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

Contrary to speculation that the elusive Guzman was hiding in Central America or the outback of Mexico’s Sierra Madres, the man named by Forbes magazine as one of the richest indiviudals in the world was reportedly nabbed overnight by Mexican marines at a modest hotel in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan, Sinaloa. He was then quickly transferred to Mexico City.

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