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.
The extent of wintertime river ice has declined by 2.5 percentage points globally over the past three decades.
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.
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.
With Landsat data, farmers can find new ways to grow more crops with less water.
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.
Landsat continues to support the International Disaster Charter.
Plant life is expanding in the area around Mount Everest, and across the Himalayan region, new research shows.
Landsat 9’s two science instruments are now attached to the spacecraft.