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October 3, 2012

More Than 400 Dead in Pakistan Floods

Monsoon floods in Pakistan during September 2012 have killed more than 400 people and affected more than 4.5 million others, according to the government disaster relief agency.

September 25, 2012

How Can Satellites “See” through Thick Smoke?

Severe wildfires can create clouds of smoke so thick they’re hard to see through even by satellites—unless the satellites are equipped with infrared sensors.

September 25, 2012

Satellites Show U.S. Drought Lingers Underground

Despite some recent relief, a pair of NASA satellites shows that the deep 2012 U.S. drought still lingers in the underground water supplies often tapped for drinking water and farming.

September 25, 2012

Airborne LiDAR Mapping Reveals Iron Age Settlements

Skokholm Island, best known for its colony of breeding seabirds, was known to have been settled in prehistoric times, but a new LiDAR survey shows detail of Iron Age and medieval use.

September 25, 2012

Satellites Track Ozone Hole Before/After Protocol

According to NASA scientist Pawan Bhartia, “The Antarctic hole is stabilizing and may be slowly recovering. Our focus now is to make sure that it is healing as expected."

September 18, 2012

Satellite Images Shed Light on Water Contamination

Blue Water Satellite uses Earth imagery that water body managers can use to detect and assess problems as well as develop remediation strategies.

September 18, 2012

Rio Police Test Earth Observation Drones

A battalion of Special Forces from Rio do Janeiro is using drones to monitor the estimated 600 “favelas,” or shanty towns, in the hills surrounding the city’s world-famous beaches.

September 18, 2012

Satellites Record Volcanic Islands Inflating

The south Aegean Sea islands of Santorini are showing signs of unrest for the first time in more than half a century. Satellite data confirm they’ve risen about 14 cm since January 2011.

September 18, 2012

Nigeria Flood Kills 137

NASA’s Terra satellite shows the intense flooding along the Benue River, which claimed 137 lives and forced thousands more to relocate from July through September 2012.

September 11, 2012

India’s 100th Space Mission Sends Spot 6 Satellite into Orbit

Astrium’s SPOT 6 Earth observation satellite was launched successfully Sept. 9, 2012, from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in India, completing the first half of the company’s four-satellite constellation.

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