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Asia-Pacific Countries Pledge To Lower Internet Infrastructure Costs Across Region

Affordable and reliable Internet for all people in Asia and the Pacific is one step closer to becoming a reality today, as policymakers agreed to work towards amending the Asian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway intergovernmental agreements, which will encourage co-deployment of ICT and transport infrastructure and significantly lower the cost of high-speed Internet across the […]

On Oct. 15 at 11:15 a.m. EDT NOAA's GOES-East satellite saw Gonzalo had tightly wrapped bands of thunderstorms spiraling into the center of its circulation. Image Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project
On Oct. 15 at 11:15 a.m. EDT NOAA's GOES-East satellite saw Gonzalo had tightly wrapped bands of thunderstorms spiraling into the center of its circulation. Image Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project


Satellite Eyes First Major Atlantic Hurricane In 3 Years: Gonzalo

Hurricane Gonzalo has made the jump to major hurricane status and on Oct. 15 was a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provided imagery of the storm. According to the National Hurricane Center, Gonzalo is the first category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic basin since Ophelia in 2011. NOAA’s GOES-East […]

Evening on the Brahmaputra River by Vikramjit Kakati, Wikipedia Commons.
Evening on the Brahmaputra River by Vikramjit Kakati, Wikipedia Commons.


India Clears 3000 MW Dibang Project In East Himalayan Region – OpEd

New Threat for a million people and rich biodiversity in riparian Assam The largest dam in Indian history will be built on Dibang river, a tributary of the Brahmaputrariver in a remote and pristine part of the country’s northeast, and which ignores the potential damage to the area rich in ethnic cultures and biodiversity without […]

President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India travel by motorcade in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 30, 2014. Credit: White House Photo by Pete Souza
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India travel by motorcade in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 30, 2014. Credit: White House Photo by Pete Souza


India-US: Forward Together In Space? – Analysis

By Jennifer McArdle and Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan With much fanfare, Indian Prime Minister Modi’s trip to the United States came to a close September 30. Modi’s whirlwind tour included a two-day meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, the goal of which was to reinvigorate a relationship that many felt had plateaued. In a joint Washington […]