The military is launching a fleet of small, interconnected satellites to collect data, track missiles, and aim weapons.
Heating Up the Hot Spots
Climate change is affecting American military operations and infrastructure—and could have security implications across the globe.
Podcast: Toxic City Under the Ice
In the latest episode of its Centennial series, AGU’s Third Pod from the Sun recounts the history of a top-secret military project with unintended environmental consequences.
NSF and Air Force Plan to Better Coordinate Research Projects
A newly released letter of intent sets up a new partnership that could benefit both agencies. Initial focus areas for consideration include space operations and geosciences.
Navy Ship Mysteriously Lost in 1921 Found via Science, Sleuthing
Scientists painstakingly compared a shipwreck spotted in 2009 to a 1904 schematic of a long-lost tugboat. A naval gun on the wreck proved to be the "smoking gun" identifying the vanished ship.
Obama Links Climate Change to National and Global Security
Obama tells new Coast Guard officers that climate change poses a serious security threat to coastal areas and a challenge to the U.S. military.
Rapid Coordination Extends Space-Based Sun-Climate Record
Faced with the prospect of a large data gap in solar irradiance records, scientists take steps to ensure that this key climate variable stays monitored.