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Using Landsat and nighttime lights for supervised pixel-based image classification of urban land cover
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We present an efficient and low-cost machine-learning approach for pixel-based image classification of built-up areas at a large geographic scale using Landsat data. Expand
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Without inclusion, diversity initiatives may not be enough
Focus on minority experiences in STEM, not just numbers Diversity among scientists can foster better science (1, 2), yet engaging and retaining a diversity of students and researchers in science hasExpand
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Adapting to risk and perpetuating poverty: Household's strategies for managing flood risk and water scarcity in Mexico City
Abstract Adaptation is typically conceived uniquely in positive terms, however for some populations, investments in risk management can entail significant tradeoffs. Here we discuss the burden forExpand
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Opportunities for natural infrastructure to improve urban water security in Latin America
Governments, development banks, corporations, and nonprofits are increasingly considering the potential contribution of watershed conservation activities to secure clean water for cities and toExpand
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Mapping Floods and Assessing Flood Vulnerability for Disaster Decision-Making: A Case Study Remote Sensing Application in Senegal
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Satellite imagery can be made more useful through the development of an application that leverages Cloud Computing—Google Earth Engine—to turn data into insight for decision-makers on the ground. Expand
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Understanding the role of illicit transactions in land-change dynamics
Anthropogenic land use has irrevocably transformed the natural systems on which humankind relies. Advances in remote sensing have led to an improved understanding of where, why and how social andExpand
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Not Fair Enough: Historic and Institutional Barriers to Fair Trade Coffee in El Salvador
Why do relatively few Salvadoran farmers sell to Fair Trade certified markets? This article examines the proximate and root causes that limit the participation of coffee smallholders in Fair TradeExpand
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Mainstreaming investments in watershed services to enhance water security: Barriers and opportunities
Abstract Watersheds are under increasing pressure worldwide, as expanding human activities coupled with global climate change threaten the water security of people downstream. In response, someExpand
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Adaptive pathways and coupled infrastructure: seven centuries of adaptation to water risk and the production of vulnerability in Mexico City
Infrastructure development is central to the processes that abate and produce vulnerabilities in cities. Urban actors, especially those with power and authority, perceive and interpret vulnerabilityExpand
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Quantifying the impacts of land use change on flooding in data-poor watersheds in El Salvador with community-based model calibration
Abstract Urbanization can decrease the flood mitigation capacity of a catchment, and these impacts can be measured with hydrologic modeling. Models are typically calibrated against observed dischargeExpand
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