Sep 09, 2021Nearby Forest Loss Predicts Future Deforestation on Protected Lands

A new analysis of protected forests worldwide finds that protected forests are unlikely to be cut down when they are surrounded by intact forests.

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Jun 29, 2021California's Iconic Blue Oak Woodlands Threatened by Hotter, More Frequent Droughts

California's blue oak woodlands have decreased by more than 1,200 square kilometers.

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Apr 19, 2021Earth Day Connections: NASA Investigates Vegetation

Scientists use Landsat to track changing patterns of deforestation that tells them how Amazonian agricultural practices have changed, from small family holdings to massive ranching operations.

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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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Feb 03, 2021Quantifying Forests’ Impacts on Global Carbon Budget with Satellites

A new method, fusing data from many sources, has been developed for quantifying forests' role as both carbon sink and carbon source.

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Jan 04, 2021Alert System Shows Potential for Reducing Deforestation, Mitigating Climate Change

Landsat-based Global Forest Watch alerts seem to be helping slow down forest loss in Africa.

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Dec 08, 2020AGU Panel Explores Environmental Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic, as Observed from Space

Landsat shows some of the ways in which COVID-19 is changing the environment.

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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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Aug 27, 2020Pinpointing Tropical Forests with High Ecological ‘Quality’

Landsat and ICESat-2 satellite data have made it possible for scientists to develop maps showing the “quality” of tropical forests.

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Jul 30, 2020LANDFIRE Remap Is Here

LANDFIRE has released its Remap dataset; new techniques and new data provide significant improvement.

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