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March 6, 2012

Massive Day of Deadly Tornadoes

Only days into the month, this already is the deadliest March for tornadoes in the United States since 1994, when 40 people were killed, according to the National Climatic Data Center.

March 6, 2012

A New Arctic Concern: Old Ice Melting Faster Than Young Ice

A new NASA study confirms the oldest, thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing at a faster rate than younger, thinner ice at the edges of the ice cap, making it more vulnerable to further decline.

March 6, 2012

LiDAR Map Shows Alpine Trees Getting Shorter

A new map of Earth's forest height shows that trees in the alpine regions are giving up on reaching for the stars, while trees in tropical and boreal forests are getting taller.

March 6, 2012

South Africa Spot 5 Mosaic Available

The South African National Space Agency announced a new edition of a satellite image mosaic of the entire country, comprising 952 images from the Spot 5 Earth observation satellite.

March 6, 2012

Ball Aerospace Delivers New Imager to NASA

The GMI instrument has arrived at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for integration into NASA's GPM Earth science satellite.

March 6, 2012

Swiss “Janitor Satellite” to Target Orbital Debris

Swiss scientists plan to launch a “janitor satellite” designed to latch onto chunks of orbiting debris and throw them back into Earth's atmosphere, where they’ll burn up upon re-entry.

February 28, 2012

Clouds Are Heading Lower

Earth’s clouds got a little lower—about 1 percent on average—during the first decade of this century, according to a new NASA-funded university study using Earth observation data.

February 28, 2012

Giovanna Leaves Madagascar a Mess

At least 23 people died and thousands of homes were destroyed in February when Tropical Cyclone Giovanna slammed into eastern Madagascar packing heavy rain and winds of 125 knots.

February 28, 2012

Civil Unmanned Aircraft Will Sap Bandwidth

As the eyes-in-the-sky scenario outlined by the U.S. Pentagon makes its way toward civil use, unmanned aircraft could gobble up a disproportionate chunk of bandwidth.

February 28, 2012

Counting Penguins from Space

Polar researchers increasingly use high-resolution satellite imagery to find, count, and assess the population health of penguin and seal colonies around the Antarctic.