October 9, 2018
In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which struck the Carolinas on Sept. 14, 2018, NASA quickly deployed a sophisticated airborne radar to give disaster response agencies a much-needed view of floodwaters that continued to threaten the region.
October 2, 2018
NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) appointed a board to investigate an instrument anomaly aboard the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 17 weather satellite currently in orbit.
September 25, 2018
Scientists recently gathered in the Azores to share findings on how satellites have revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more. Of concern to all is the fact that global sea level has not only been rising steadily over the last 25 years, but recently it is rising at a much faster rate.
September 18, 2018
A combination of high-resolution satellite imagery and remote motion-activated cameras is helping South Australian researchers compile the first species-wide mapping of distribution and abundance of the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat.
September 11, 2018
This false-color image shows the progression of the rapid snow melt in the Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory.
September 4, 2018
In August 2018, in the midst of one of the most severe red tide outbreaks to hit Florida’s Gulf Coast in a decade, water samples regularly contained more than one million K. brevis cells per liter.
August 28, 2018
During Stockholm World Water Week, Wetlands International is leading the “Connecting water peace and security through ecosystems” event, calling on governments to recognize the role of wetlands systems in maintaining peace and security by supplying water and food as well as sustaining human health and livelihoods.
August 21, 2018
The Surkhandarya province in southern Uzbekistan was once the heart of Bactria, a prosperous kingdom that flourished along the Amu River between 600 B.C.E. and 600 C.E.
August 13, 2018
A single season of drought in the Amazon rainforest can reduce the forest’s carbon dioxide absorption for years after the rains return, according to a new study published in the journal Nature; the first study to quantify the long-term legacy of an Amazon drought.
August 7, 2018
The year 2017 was the third-warmest on record for the globe, trailing 2016 and 2015, according to the 28th annual State of the Climate report. The planet also experienced record-high greenhouse gas concentrations as well as rises in sea level.