Monitoring Deforestation in the Amazon
Large areas within the Amazon rain forest have undergone large-scale deforestation over the past few decades, and Landsat has helped record this widespread land change.
Landsat 8 Scenes Top 1 Million
How many pictures have you taken with your smartphone? Too many to count? However many it is, Landsat 8 probably has you beat.
Okefenokee Fire Continues to Burn
A wildfire ignited by lightning in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge on April 6, 2017, is persisting into May.
Landsat Views Massive Solar Energy Farms
Solar energy is booming worldwide, and these Landsat 8 images show three large solar energy farms.
Kaskawulsh Glacier, Canada
Like most glaciers worldwide, Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Kluane National Park and Reserve of southwestern Yukon Territory, Canada, has retreated over the past several decades.
The Wildflower Superbloom in California from Landsat's Perspective
After 5 years of drought, California finally got relief during the winter of 2016–2017 with much needed precipitation.
Fires Burn Farms and Ranches in Oklahoma and Kansas
Massive wildfires scorched nearly 780,000 acres of farm and ranch land in Oklahoma and Kansas in March 2017.
Landsat Monitors Mining at Center of North America Near Town of Center
Landsat satellites help verify a central tenet of industrial growth across the planet—the changing use of land to increase its economic output—and Center, North Dakota, is no exception.
Cambodia Experiences Rapid Rate of Forest Loss
When it comes to forest loss on a global scale, Cambodia is notable for how rapidly its forests are being cleared.
Landsat Detects Eruptions at Ethiopian Volcano
Landsat 8's shortwave infrared (SWIR) band is useful in viewing recent eruptions at Erta Ale volcano in northern Ethiopia near the Eritrea border.