Zhuhai, China
Feb 14, 2020Landsat Provides “Complete Perspective” of Wetland Loss in China

Intertidal wetlands significantly contribute to China’s environmental and ecological diversity, but are facing unprecedented pressures from anthropogenic development, as well as the threat of future sea level rise.

children playing near the Sesan River
Feb 13, 2020Hydropower Dams Cool Rivers in the Mekong River Basin, Landsat Shows

Researchers used Landsat satellites to track changes in surface water temperature for the Sekong, Sesan and Srepok rivers. Within one year of the opening of a major dam, downstream river temperatures during the dry season dropped by up to 3.6ºF.

sprinklers
Feb 12, 2020Landsat: Farming Data From Space

With Landsat data, farmers can find new ways to grow more crops with less water.

Wetland habitat map of Lake George in Uganda
Feb 2, 2020Space Key to Wetland Conservation

Wetlands worldwide are vanishing at an alarming rate. New satellite-informed maps produced by ESA’s GlobWetland Africa project show how satellite observations can be used for the effective use and management of wetlands in Africa.

Flood and landslide analysis in Madagascar
Jan 27, 2020Mapping it Out: Flooding & Landslides in Madagascar

Landsat continues to support the International Disaster Charter.

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.

L9 integration
Jan 9, 2020Landsat 9: The Pieces Come Together

Landsat 9’s two science instruments are now attached to the spacecraft.

A northern pintail duck
Dec 20, 2019Predicting Waterbird Habitat in California

Ecologists are using Landsat to locate waterbird habitat that may be vulnerable in dry years.

Tokyo
Dec 18, 2019Understanding the Ecological and Environmental Impacts of Urbanization

Landsat-based urban extent and phenology indicators provide new information about urban environments.

mining site
Dec 14, 2019Assessing the Environmental Impacts of Artisanal Gold Mining

Landsat helps monitor changes in artisanal gold mining areas, enabling land managers to prevent and remedy environmental impacts.

Bull Run reservoir
Dec 13, 2019Fire & Water: How Wildfires Can Impact Drinking Water

Fires in forested watersheds that support drinking water supplies can introduce contaminants that overwhelm current treatment capabilities. Earth observation data are helping.

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.

Soldier Meadows
Dec 13, 2019When a River Runs Through Drylands

There is a dance between the vegetation that thrives along a river’s edge and the availability of water; with Landsat, that relationship is now being understood in ways not previously possible.

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

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

river chemistry monitoring stations in Yellowstone
Dec 12, 2019Tracking New Hydrothermal Activity in Yellowstone

Landsat is among the resources that scientists are using to assess hazards and track volcanic activity in Yellowstone.

water use map for Roswell, NM
Dec 12, 2019Improving Water Management in New Mexico with Landsat and ECOSTRESS

New Mexico is one of the most arid states in the US, and precise and accurate information on water use is of utmost importance.

Zhe Zhu
Dec 11, 2019Meet the Researcher: Zhe Zhu, Natural Resources and the Environment

Zhe Zhu has dedicated his research career to learning what’s happening on our planet from satellite images of Earth.

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.

Beaver dam in Grand Teton National Park
Dec 11, 2019Smokey the Beaver? Beaver Dams and Wildfire

Landsat helped confirm and quantify what was only anecdotally known before: beaver dams make wetlands uniquely resistant to wildfires.

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.