Time series Landsat data of glacier flow
Oct 27, 2020Greenland’s Retreating Glaciers Could Impact Local Ecology

Many of the Greenland’s glaciers are retreating while also undergoing other physical changes.

reindeer and caribou in the arctic
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.

Lake Imja
Aug 31, 2020Global Survey Using Landsat Shows Dramatic Growth of Glacial Lakes

Using 30 years of Landsat data, researchers have found that the volume of glacial lakes worldwide has increased by about 50% since 1990.

Landsat 8 image of Río Cauto Delta
Aug 18, 2020NASA Study Maps the Roots of Global Mangrove Loss

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.

Liza Goldberg
Jul 28, 2020Student Liza Goldberg Uses National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to Bring Satellite Imagery into Classrooms

Goldberg will launch Cloud to Classroom, an innovative project that uses satellite imagery to help K-12 classrooms understand global environmental change through remote sensing. 

Tropical forest habitat in Panama
Jul 27, 2020Using Landsat Data to Assess Regeneration in Tropical Forests

A team of Boise State researchers is helping forecast tropical forest recovery from deforestation using Landsat satellite data.

bull kelp
Mar 5, 2020Landsat Boosts Understanding of Climate Change’s Impact on Kelp

Landsat imagery shows that bull kelp canopy area can vary dramatically from year to year, and that long-term population trends vary from reef to reef.

Brazilian Atlantic rainforest
Feb 26, 2020Destruction of Atlantic Rainforest Tied to Local Temperature Increases

Considered one of the world’s richest and most endangered forests, the Atlantic rainforest occupies 15% of Brazil’s landmass in an area that is home to 72% of the population.

Landsat 8 image of ice covering Yukon River
Feb 25, 2020Landsat Reveals Vanishing River Ice

The extent of wintertime river ice has declined by 2.5 percentage points globally over the past three decades.

the view towards Chola Glacier, beneath Cholatse peak
Jan 10, 2020Landsat Reveals Expanding Plant Life in the Everest Region

Plant life is expanding in the area around Mount Everest, and across the Himalayan region, new research shows.

EVI2 map of Central CA
Dec 13, 2019Using NASA’s Harmonized Landsat Sentinel-2 Product to Give Farmers Real-Time Crop Health Information

IndigoAg is using HLS data to help fulfill its mission of making farms more profitable and sustainable.

Sachs Harbor
Dec 12, 2019Coastal Change in the Northwest Territories

Southwest Banks Island has experienced the deleterious effects of climate change.

gage house on Souris River
Dec 11, 2019Mapping Past Floods to Help Predict Future Ones

Landsat has enabled a more thorough understanding of how the Central Valley landscape is impacted by floods.

Glacier Bay, locator map
Dec 11, 2019Watching Glacier Bay National Park Change

Dramatic changes in Glacier Bay National Park, not particularly evident from the ground or the deck of a cruise ship, come into sharp focus when viewed using the time series of Landsat satellite images.

Meltwater lakes form on the surface of Greenland’s Petermann Glacier
Dec 9, 2019Ice in Motion: Satellites Capture Decades of Change

New time-lapse videos of Earth’s glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet’s frozen regions are changing.

mangrove roots in Australia
Dec 4, 2019Mapping the Mighty Mangrove

A new longitudinal study from Australia has harnessed thirty years of NASA/USGS Landsat data to map the nationwide movement and migration of mangrove forests.

Calving front of Helheim Glacier
Aug 28, 2019Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers

The branching network of glaciers that empty into Greenland’s Sermilik Fjord has changed significantly in the last half century.

Ice Area Changes for Langjökull Group Ice Caps, Iceland
Aug 19, 2019Tribute to a Glacier That Is No More

A memorial was placed on top of the volcano where Okjökull Glacier’s ice once flowed.

Forest damaged by tornado
Jul 29, 2019Tornadoes, Windstorms Pave Way for Lasting Plant Invasions

Landsat shows that large blowdown areas in southern Illinois forests are more heavily invaded by invasive species and slower to recover than smaller areas after a tornado.

Landsat Ice Stream
Jun 17, 2019Introducing Landsat Ice Stream

Seven ice features in western Antarctica have been named for Earth-observation satellites, including one named for Landsat.