Mar 17, 2021Twenty Years of Bark Beetle Activity Tracked Across Colorado Forests

More than two decades worth of Landsat satellite imagery was used to quantify how beetle outbreaks have impacted high-elevations forests in Colorado, southern Wyoming, and northern New Mexico.

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Mar 11, 2021Economics of Nature: Mapping Liberia’s Ecosystems to Understand Their Value

The Liberian government, with the help of NASA and Conservation International, is using Landsat and GEDI data to estimate the country's natural capital.

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Mar 05, 2021Landsat Shows the Collapse of Northern California Kelp Forests

Most of Northern California’s kelp forest ecosystem is gone, replaced by widespread ‘urchin barrens’ that may persist long into the future, according to a new study.

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Feb 09, 2021Landsat & Drones Used to Reconstruct Past Environmental Change

Vegetation cover along the Kuiseb River in the Namib Desert has increased over the last 35 years, Landsat has helped show.

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Dec 16, 2020A Well-Rooted Study

Using Landsat to keep an eye on the trees offers an effective way to monitor groundwater along river corridors in the Southwest.

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Nov 16, 2020Landsat Imagery Could Help an Endangered Bird

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.

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Nov 09, 2020Earth Observations are for the Birds

Earth observations and citizen science are informing a program called BirdReturns to help restore lost natural wetlands.

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Oct 22, 2020Satellite Data Meets Cellular DNA for Species of Interest

Scientists are combining data from water samples containing fish DNA with satellite data to find native fish and identify their habitats.

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Sep 22, 2020Warming Temperatures are Driving Arctic Greening

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.

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Sep 09, 2020The Stuff of Trees: Three-Decades of Forest Biomass Measured Across Canada

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.

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