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Submission + - CIA Teams Up With Scientists to Monitor Climate (inhabitat.com) 1

MikeChino writes: The CIA has just joined up with climate researchers to re-launch a data-sharing initiative that will use spy satellites and other CIA tools to help scientists figure out what climate change is doing to cloud cover, forests, deserts, and more. The collaboration is an extension of the Measurements of Earth Data for Environmental Analysis program (canceled in 2001) and it will use reconnaissance satellites to track ice floes moving through the Arctic basin, creating data that could be used for ice forecasts.

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