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A 'new vision and dynamism' for Europe http://tinyurl.com/pbgmv5o
Baden-Württemberg leads EU in innovation http://tinyurl.com/o26gol9
Commission plans to ditch Circular Economy and air pollution rules http://tinyurl.com/m6r3yml
Council of Europe and European Commission boost cooperation in Eastern Europe http://t.co/QpkoLCI2oJ
Criticism of Alpine traffic policies in Brussels http://tinyurl.com/m7fu28z
EU 2030 Climate and Energy Targets Agreed http://tinyurl.com/ontzs8o
EU calls for ambitious action at UN climate conference http://tinyurl.com/lw8esgf
EU ministers disregard scientific advice on fish quotas http://t.co/UU0CXzjru2
Europe feeling the cost of climate change policy http://tinyurl.com/kn2kvhl
Europe's main leaders far apart on immigration http://tinyurl.com/o4c2dxf
Has the EU increased its emissions? http://tinyurl.com/lqs67ug
Latvia reveals 3 top priorities for its Presidency http://t.co/3XoeWrMyAU
Latvia to promote EU trade and sustainable development http://tinyurl.com/qbkwoun
New Eurobarometer published - Quality of transport http://t.co/dTo8g0ocxd
Smart cooperation in coastal and maritime tourism http://t.co/GJ1hAdDlFb

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Climate News

Building Climate Equity and International Consensus from the Ground Up http://t.co/Kxr1LTJ8Rq
Cities and markets can fight climate change http://t.co/RSvROGee5i
Climate change adaptation comes of age in UN talks http://reut.rs/1v0sxRE
COP20 lays the groundwork for Paris climate pact: 7 key developments http://t.co/1ZqLo5Y6GG
Data companies work with Citizen Science on Climate http://t.co/3aaiYdZXeI Fighting Climate Change & Poverty at the Same Time http://j.mp/1shNhKK
Lima climate change talks best chance for a generation, say upbeat diplomats http://j.mp/1q085F4
Lima conference ‘crucial’ to global climate change agreement http://tinyurl.com/lbf74hr
Local governments key actors in fight against climate change http://tinyurl.com/k32wlm2
No Justice in Lima - joint statement from groups at COP20 http://t.co/pA9uNgd9zi
Obama's China Pact Raises Stakes for India in Climate Talks http://buswk.co/1y0kW7N
One year to save the planet from climate change disaster, Ed Davey warns http://j.mp/12qZyzH
Standard launched for cities to measure and report their GHGs http://t.co/w7CHcUwMMV
Temperature anomalies are warming faster than Earth's average, study finds http://t.co/4ZpH1yk37P
UN climate deal in Peru ends historic North-South split (@BBCNews) http://t.co/2p8tUzAegv
WHO weighs in on climate debate http://tinyurl.com/pvb2g4d

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Hazards & Physical Stories

Community-based flood early warning system http://tinyurl.com/n7kkzc2
How the Internet is Changing the Way We Respond to Earthquakes http://t.co/3Js7epCdj4
Tornadoes rip through Mississippi http://tinyurl.com/n6xtlz5
Understanding Storm surge Risk with new Hurricane Center maps http://t.co/YUm7kYJWyE
Monitoring Waves in the North Atlantic http://t.co/OHtOtQLTmg
Greenland's ice sheet could melt quicker than previously predicted http://tinyurl.com/kva76n5
Massive study provides first detailed look at how Greenland's ice is vanishing http://t.co/HTNe5zIs7v
New Evidence Highlights the Carbon-regulating Capacity of the Ocean http://t.co/FNswsDK6Id
Pacific winds change the speed of global warming, says new study http://t.co/FEqWlzUHlZ
Rosetta sheds light on origin of Earth's oceans http://t.co/kbLq7HVQXC
Salinity matters http://t.co/hFb5O2t3bt
Small real-time lidars http://tinyurl.com/petjvgw
Students recruited to study Himalayan glaciers http://tinyurl.com/mjkhgau
Understanding the 2013/14 UK Winter Storms http://t.co/QaDXNZol4w


Environment News

A Case Study in Environmental GIS: Light Pollution Mapping http://t.co/LxxQ4KzGOE
'Future Earth' platform outlines global change strategy http://t.co/V7f6TLo3Hi
Cleaner air from tackling climate change 'would save millions of lives' http://t.co/IVj926b94R
Dams and growing water conflict on Mekong, Nile http://t.co/Dwh4rVaeFQ
Giving cities a road map to reducing their carbon footprint http://t.co/OTuTZxjqXL
Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution http://tinyurl.com/pttqxpx
Mapping Carbon in the Amazon https://t.co/LbIZe96oix
Mapping, monitoring the state of the worlds forests http://tinyurl.com/ltcjckl
More action needed to reduce transport's environmental impact http://t.co/EUtPRMimPg
Research uncovers sources of Pacific Ocean pollution http://tinyurl.com/pdfjg3b
Satellite maps give new perspective on Amazonian carbon storage http://tinyurl.com/o9qx8kf
Satellites measure increase of Sun's energy absorbed in the Arctic http://t.co/F3xZzQZvCc
UK's biggest solar farm connects to national grid http://t.co/YiJIgwdNxV
Using lasers to map carbon in Peru's rain forests http://tinyurl.com/nt96q9w

Human & Economic Stories

Crowdsourced mapping aids Ebola fight in West Africa http://tinyurl.com/m5epqty
France's cities, small towns face political, economic divide http://tinyurl.com/pr5ofnf
Geospatial Technology to Bring More Tourists to Queensland http://t.co/uiU3xMnQgN
Hollowed-out cities: Empty centre http://t.co/nxLqTUg3jl
Millennium development goals: big ideas, broken promises? http://t.co/cQkFvxNOLB
Modeling the outbreak, spread, and containment of tuberculosis http://t.co/NbnrM2Ej1t
Earth observation-based humanitarian services http://tinyurl.com/mctp4vb
Podcast Mapping humanitarian crises http://t.co/Y3Qwxkcwj1
Retail Analytics offers online stores an edge in holiday season: http://t.co/M4wquDWdfA
Revised forecasts show Earth on track for population boom http://tinyurl.com/mg99v4v
The truth about smart cities: 'In the end, they will destroy democracy' http://t.co/Dr7hSXuli4
The World Is Becoming More Suburban http://t.co/BUcRsSvjNU
Transforming Transportation 2015: Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity http://t.co/MyL9xURGWh
UNICEF Future Urban Population Mapped http://www.unicef.org/sowc2012/urbanmap/
Video Anthropocene Cartography - Mapping Human Influence on Planet Earth http://t.co/Mp7jyf7SnF
What's next for abandoned subway stations? http://tinyurl.com/ldh9flq

Other Geo-News

Filling in the gaps in the world's maps http://tinyurl.com/qadw759
Google My Map – new tool to create custom maps directly in Google Drive http://t.co/31AGdhqk8T
How digital maps are changing the way we understand our world http://t.co/gTnx4udLPU
How the brain makes maps http://tinyurl.com/pr5ofnf
Earliest maps of the Arctic were far more exciting than ours today http://t.co/qZ0olLNUjE
Share your view with the esri crowdsourcing map app http://t.co/j0Lt8jBQtS
The 2014 Maps of the Yea - the 54 of the best interactive maps of 2014 http://t.co/hiD6Wguv2F
The future of geo-enabled online education http://tinyurl.com/nc7flm2
Why you probably can't draw a map of your city from memory http://t.co/9LcaDf9SYD
Will it soon be as normal to have a drone in your pocket as it is to have there a smartphone today? http://t.co/VB1KiE1XoM


Publications

Earth Negotiations Bulletin COP20 Lima http://www.iisd.ca/download/pdf/enb12609e.pdf
The Arctic in the Anthropocene http://t.co/R4fvah7eIG
Glacier Status in Nepal and Decadal Change from 1980 to 2010 Based on Landsat Data (2014) http://j.mp/1ylUmew
Migration as an Effective Mode of Adaptation to Climate Change http://j.mp/1ylUsCQ
Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013 http://t.co/OQ8q1suIRL
UN Environmental Programme report for 2014 http://tinyurl.com/mhkc2rm
Women's Empowerment at the Frontline of Adaptation: Emerging Issues, Adaptive Practices, and Priorities in Nepal - ICIMOD Working Paper 2014/3 http://j.mp/1ylUA5B


Grants, Fellowships

Selected H2020 Calls

Support for information measures relating to the common agricultura lpolicy (CAP) for 2015, Reference 2014/C 383/06 deadline 5 January 2015
H2020 Call Europe as a Global Actor, deadline 15 January 2015
H2020 Blue Growth: Unlocking the potential of seas and oceans, Deadline 24 February 2015
H2020 Water Innovation: Boosting its value for Europe, deadline 10 March 2015
H2020 Blue Growth: Unlocking the potential of seas and oceans, Deadline 11 June 2015
H2020 Call for making Science Educaction and Careers attractive for young people, Deadline 16 September 2015

Other H2020 Calls

Open Calls

The Ove Arup Foundation invites applications for its smaller project grants. These support projects that are consistent with the education purposes of the foundation in the built environment. Previously funded projects include events, training programmes, workshops and institutional development initiatives. Funding is not available for individuals. http://tinyurl.com/m2o8c33

Global exploration fund for northern Europe research grants, National Geographic Society, US This supports hypothesis-based scientific research and is awarded based on potential for new advances in field sciences. The average award is 20,000 euros. http://tinyurl.com/clazwmr

European Space Agency invites applications from European university students for sponsorship to attend a range of conferences http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Education/SEMYPZE16AH_0.html

Sustainability project grants Grants are available in four different areas of focus; environment, empowerment, education and sustainable design. Programs or organizations applying for funding must serve communities where Alcoa has operating plants or offices. The minimum grant request is $15,000. http://tinyurl.com/pokkopg

Call for proposals Lifelong Learning Programme - Erasmus +, submission on various dates depending on Action http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm EDA: Earth observation and fuel dependencies - call for proposals http://www.eda.europa.eu/Procurements/

Europe for Citizens There are a range of different actions in this funding stream. Visit the following website for more information, including deadlines and dates: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/citizenship/index_en.php

Fellowships

CyberGIS Fellows program: http://cybergis.illinois.edu/news/140501_fellows.html

Grants for networking initiatives Irish Marine Institute These support short inward or outward visits aimed at fostering research collaboration and technology transfer, such as H2020 pre-application meetings or attendance at marine-related conferences and training courses overseas. Grants are worth up to 750 euros. http://tinyurl.com/nr6ae28

Grants for workshops and conferences Irish Marine Institute, IE These provide support for the organisation of national and international marine conferences and workshops in Ireland. Grants are worth up to 1,500 euros. http://tinyurl.com/ljq2by2

Teaching Resources

10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/map-tools/
Explore Virtual Antarctica with the new web app http://t.co/kF9Qr9Xo7F
Global wind vector map http://t.co/XmGyHBPYFC
How Mental Map Development Affects How We Perceive the Visual World Around Us http://tinyurl.com/mzc9cgd
Live web map for studying and researching ebola http://tinyurl.com/m7ow88y
Video - Global Landscapes Forum 2014 http://t.co/LL2qNE44YQ
Video: Brazil’s water crisis (@CCTV_America) http://t.co/DQf4vPQscn

Video Anthropocene Cartography - Mapping Human Influence on Planet Earth http://t.co/Mp7jyf7SnF

   
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