Vegetation cover along the Kuiseb River in the Namib Desert has increased over the last 35 years, Landsat has helped show.
Using Landsat to keep an eye on the trees offers an effective way to monitor groundwater along river corridors in the Southwest.
Landsat imagery together with the processing power of Google Earth Engine were used to model the best habitat for rails along the Lower Colorado. Landsat is a joint mission of NASA and the USGS.
Earth observations and citizen science are informing a program called BirdReturns to help restore lost natural wetlands.
Scientists are combining data from water samples containing fish DNA with satellite data to find native fish and identify their habitats.
Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a new study found the region has become greener, as warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth.
A new study reports a net increase of 5.38 petagrams of forest biomass between 1984 and 2016; carbon-wise, that is equivalent to a train of loaded coal cars long enough to wrap itself around Earth nearly 34 times.
Satellite images are helping to reveal how COVID-19 lockdown measures are impacting food security, urban surface heat, water quality and aquatic ecosystems, and more in NASA-funded studies.
Landsat and ICESat-2 satellite data have made it possible for scientists to develop maps showing the “quality” of tropical forests.
Using Landsat, researchers have created the first map of the causes of change in global mangrove habitats between 2000 and 2016—a valuable tool to aid conservation efforts for these vital coastline defenders.