Latest satellite data Stories
Imagine an area the size of West Virginia or Sri Lanka being deforested every year, or devoting an area the size of Norway devoid of trees every five years. Because that's exactly what findings from a new study are showing--which directly contradicts previous studies by the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization's Global Forest Resource Assessment (FRA).
From hundreds of miles in orbit, NASA satellites can measure how much rain falls in Niger or detect plant health in Mali. But on the ground, many African farmers and food distributors don't have good information about the growing conditions a few dozen miles down the road.
The use of satellite data to monitor wetlands for sustainable water management is growing.
New research from a team of European scientists has found there isn't enough satellite data to determine the rate of polar ice cap melt very far into the future and warned against using current trends to predict sea level rise that might result from melting glaciers.
An ongoing project using NASA and Indian satellite data has identified two factors that are creating a potentially volatile Southern California wildfire season.
The Eastern Pacific Ocean has become "tropically" alive on NASA satellite data today, Sept. 14.
Some of Greenland's glaciers are moving approximately 30% faster than they were a decade ago, contributing to the rising sea level but not reaching worst-case speed levels that experts once feared.
In the year that severe flooding and landslides claimed over 800 lives in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil has joined the international space organization that makes timely satellite data available to rescue authorities during disasters.
Last month the extent of sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean declined to the second-lowest extent on record.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.