Landsat Chronicles Deforestation in Colombia
Deforestation has long been a fact of life in the Amazon, Andean, and Caribbean regions of Colombia, South America, something that Landsat satellite data have thoroughly chronicled through the years.
Saudi Wheat Experiment Relied on Fossil Water
In the mid-1980s, Saudi Arabia embarked on an ambitious agricultural plan to grow crops in its desert areas using ancient fossil water deep beneath the sand, and installed center-pivot irrigation systems in the barren Wadi As-Sirhan basin in the northwest part of the country.
Landsat Monitors Gypsy Moth Damage
Massive defoliation caused by a severe outbreak of the European gypsy moth caterpillar during the spring and summer of 2016 across southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic was easily captured by the Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager sensor from 438 miles in space.
Hurricane Sandy Slammed Eastern U.S. Four Years Ago
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy barreled across the shorelines of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, impacting lives across two dozen states that fell within its destructive path.
Beauty of Earth Science Revealed Within Great Smoky Mountains
Earth Science reminds us that the study of Earth and its biological processes can occur anywhere—whether we realize it or not.
Landsat Monitors 1,800-Year-Old Redwoods
Redwood National and State Parks in northern California are the embodiment of America’s ongoing challenge to balance the country’s economic interests against preserving its natural wilderness, protecting some forested lands while allowing for resource extraction elsewhere.
Kilauea, Mauna Loa Volcanoes Shape the Face of Hawaii
Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park reminds humanity that no matter how much it alters the face of the Earth to meet its needs, it has no control when nature decides to unleash its awesome, eruptive powers.
Fire and Rebirth: Landsat Tells Yellowstone's Story
In the summer of 1988, a wildfire ravaged the world's first national park, consuming 1.2 million acres in and around the Greater Yellowstone Park ecosystem.
Landsat Reveals Industrial Growth in Powder River Basin
The expanding coal fields in Wyoming's Powder River Basin serve as prime examples of Landsat's ability to monitor land cover change related to industrial growth across the American landscape.
New Delhi Among Fastest Growing Urban Areas in the World
In a world becoming increasingly urbanized, few cities have seen growth as dramatic as that occurring in India's capital of New Delhi.