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Allen Media Group
June 25, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Allen Media Group Founder/Chairman/CEO, Byron Allen, today announced his call to action to strengthen the original civil rights act in America,...
Kristen Minogue and Beth King
June 23, 2021
Imagine a world where an indigenous fisher can get forecasts of local marine life from a smart phone, or a team of robots can offer real-time data on coral reef health. That's the vision of two Smithsonian projects highlighted by the United Nations for its Decade of Ocean Science.
Entertainment Studios, Inc.
June 22, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Byron Allen's Allen Media Group (AMG) division Entertainment Studios proudly announces a 'firm go' for the creation and launch of its 68th and...
Allen Media Group
June 17, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Byron Allen's Allen Media Group proudly announces the hiring of Matthew Signer as Executive Vice President of Production & Content for Allen...
Allen Media Group
June 10, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Byron Allen's Allen Media Group (AMG) and Frndly TV today announced the broadening of its distribution partnership. As part of this new...
Allen Media Group
June 2, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Byron Allen's Allen Media Group (AMG) proudly announces the hiring of Geraldine Moriba as Senior Vice President of News & Entertainment for The...
Shamoun-Baranes, J., Bauer, S., Chapman, J. W., Desmet, P., Dokter, A. M., Farnsworth, A., Haest, B., Koistinen, J., Kranstauber, B., Liechti, F., Mason, T. H. E., Nilsson, C., Nussbaumer, R., Schmid, B., Weisshaupt, N., Leijnse, H.
April 16, 2021
Biodiversity is changing at an unprecedented rate, and long-term monitoring is key to quantifying these changes and identifying their drivers ([ 1 ][1], [ 2 ][2]). Weather radars are an essential tool for meeting these goals. However, recent policy changes make vital data unavailable. Data policy should be adjusted to take into account the broad role that weather radars play beyond meteorology. In addition to providing essential meteorological data for weather forecasts, flood risk planning, storm warnings, and atmospheric and climatological research ([ 3 ][3], [ 4 ][4]), weather radars detect trillions of insects, bats, and birds in the air ([ 5 ][5], [ 6 ][6]). By collecting such data, they could provide an unrecognized service to society: long-term standardized monitoring of aerial biomass flows ([ 7 ][7]). In the United States, weather radar data have already been used at a continental scale for these purposes ([ 6 ][6], [ 8 ][8]). However, similar efforts in Europe ([ 9 ][9], [ 10 ][10]) are now fundamentally threatened. The Operational Programme for the Exchange of Weather Radar Information (OPERA) coordinates the exchange of radar data among European national meteorological services ([ 11 ][11]). It serves as a central hub for accessing weather radar data in Europe, allowing those in search of data to make one request instead of contacting each meteorological service separately. However, because of budget cuts and resulting prioritization of meteorological products, OPERA now requests that national meteorological services submit cleaned rather than uncleaned polar volume radar data ([ 12 ][12]). Uncleaned radar data include both meteorological and biological signals, whereas cleaned data exclude biological signals. OPERA is currently establishing new centers for European weather radar data that could serve as ideal access points for diverse users and stakeholders. Access to uncleaned polar volume data at these data centers would boost their utility for aerial biodiversity monitoring and other multidisciplinary applications. To make this possible, OPERA should revise its data exchange policy to require that all countries submit uncleaned radar data, and Europe must build adequate data infrastructure to transfer and store the full data. National and international funding schemes and policy-makers such as the EU Commission should recognize and stimulate diverse applications of weather radar data, and OPERA should establish an open access data archive, which would facilitate long-term multidisciplinary research and biodiversity monitoring. If all regional associations of the World Meteorological Organization adopted similar policies, weather radars could be used for aerial biodiversity monitoring worldwide. 1. [↵][13]1. S. Díaz et al ., Science 370, 411 (2020). [OpenUrl][14][Abstract/FREE Full Text][15] 2. [↵][16]1. V. Proença et al ., Biol. Conserv. 213, 256 (2017). [OpenUrl][17] 3. [↵][18]1. E. Saltikoff et al ., Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 100, 1739 (2019). [OpenUrl][19] 4. [↵][20]1. S. Ansari et al ., Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 99, 189 (2018). [OpenUrl][21][CrossRef][22][PubMed][23] 5. [↵][24]1. G. Hu et al ., Science 354, 1584 (2016). [OpenUrl][25][Abstract/FREE Full Text][26] 6. [↵][27]1. A. M. Dokter et al ., Nat. Ecol. Evol. 2, 1603 (2018). [OpenUrl][28] 7. [↵][29]1. S. Bauer et al ., BioScience 67, 912 (2017). [OpenUrl][30][CrossRef][31][PubMed][32] 8. [↵][33]1. K. G. Horton et al ., Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 63 (2020). [OpenUrl][34] 9. [↵][35]1. J. Shamoun-Baranes et al ., Movement Ecol. 2, 9 (2014). [OpenUrl][36][CrossRef][37] 10. [↵][38]1. C. Nilsson et al ., Ecography 42, 876 (2019). [OpenUrl][39][CrossRef][40] 11. [↵][41]1. A. Huuskonen, 2. E. Saltikoff, 3. I. Holleman , Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 95, 897 (2014). [OpenUrl][42] 12. [↵][43]1. E. Saltikoff et al ., Atmosphere 10, 320 (2019). 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Leslie Katz
April 13, 2021
Hey bugs, neener-neener.
Frederic Lardinois
March 30, 2021
Weather intelligence platform ClimaCell today announced that it has raised a $77 million Series D funding round led by private equity firm Stonecourt Capital, with participation by Highline Capital. This brings the company's total funding to about $185 million. In addition to the new funding, ClimaCell announced that it has changed its name to, [...]
Entertainment Studios, Inc.
March 3, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- Byron Allen's Allen Media Group feature film division, Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, is proud to announce its acquisition of global...
Entertainment Studios, Inc.
February 4, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- "Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Networks has resolved and withdrawn the lawsuit against Charter Communications." About Allen Media...
Eric Berger
January 22, 2021
Ars Technica
Party in the payload bay: 143 total satellites deployed in a dozen waves.
Mark Hachman
January 14, 2021
Microsoft's new Windows 10X continues to look somewhat boring, but that's okay.
Entertainment Studios, Inc.
December 16, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Byron Allen's Allen Media Group is proud to announce its new over-the-air 24/7 broadcast television network TheGrio.TV and digital platforms...
December 15, 2020
The Indian Express
Apple has rolled out its iOS 14.3 software version for all the devices. Check out all the features, additions, and fixes the iOS version brings to the table.
Allen Media Group
December 4, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Byron Allen's Allen Media Group is proud to announce its recently-acquired MGM over-the-air broadcast television network Light TV will...
Entertainment Studios, Inc.
November 26, 2020
/PRNewswire/ -- Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group, Byron Allen, recently sat with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of...
Bob Yirka
November 16, 2020
A trio of researchers, two with Harvard University, the other the University of Alberta, has found evidence that weather on Saturn and Jupiter may be driven by dramatically different forces than weather on Earth. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, Rakesh Kumar Yadav, Moritz Heimpel and Jeremy Bloxham describe computer simulations showing that major weather systems on Jupiter and Saturn might be driven by internal rather than external forces, resulting in outcomes such as the formation of large anticyclones like Jupiter's famous red spot.
Kate Knibbs
February 17, 2020
Stories about climate disaster have entertained us for years. Now, they're getting more unforgiving and dire.
Donna Lu
February 14, 2020
New Scientist
Jenny Offill's sharp new novel Weather examines individual anxieties about the climate emergency and one person's journey to becoming a doomsday prepper
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