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  1. Space debris: CNES working to clean up space

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    August 9, 2011

    The sheer numbers of space debris objects now in Earth orbit are obliging space agencies to adopt measures to sustain the long-term utilization of space. CNES is working to tackle this issue on the United Nations COPUOS committee.

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  2. IASI pinpoints 248 ammonia emission hotspots

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    December 20, 2018

    By analysing measurements from the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI), a French-Belgian team has compiled the first global map of ammonia emissions with a resolution of one kilometre. The team identified 248 hotspots, 85% of them originating from intensive livestock farming and industrial nitrogen fertilizer plants. Their results were published on 5 December 2018 in the journal Nature.

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