May 26, 2020
Warming surface temperatures are known to have driven substantial reductions in the extent and duration of northern hemisphere snow cover.
May 12, 2020
Scientists are using information from NASA’s Earth-observing satellites, on-the-ground sensors and computer-based datasets to study the environmental, economic and societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 28, 2020
Volcanoes erupt when molten rock called magma rises to the surface, and many factors, from the shape of the volcano to the composition of the magma, factor into the timing of eruptions. In the case of Kīlauea, a new, NASA-funded study published April 22, 2020, in the journal Nature points to another eruption factor: prolonged, sometimes heavy rainfall in the months leading up to the event.
April 14, 2020
Over the last several weeks, NASA satellite measurements have revealed significant reductions in air pollution over the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast United States.
March 31, 2020
NASA researchers developed new satellite-based, weekly global maps of soil moisture and groundwater wetness conditions and one- to three-month U.S. forecasts of each product.
March 24, 2020
On Feb. 18, 2020, a new era began in an international effort to improve air-quality science and forecasting around the world to help reduce the impact of air pollution on human health and the environment.
March 17, 2020
Amid the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the first Digital Earth Day, a global digital mobilization on April 22, 2020, to address the most urgent threats to people and the planet.
March 10, 2020
A deep-sea scientific mission to uncharted depths in the Maldives and Seychelles will gather valuable data to support the Commonwealth Blue Charter on ocean action and train local scientists.
March 3, 2020
NASA has selected a new space-based instrument as an innovative and cost-effective approach to maintaining the 40-year data record of the balance between the solar radiation entering Earth’s atmosphere and the amount absorbed, reflected and emitted
February 24, 2020
In late February 2020, strong Saharan winds picked up dust from Africa and carried it over the Canary Islands, severely reducing visibility and disrupting travel by land and air.