News tagged with landsat satellite

Landsat—The watchman that never sleeps

In western North America, mountain pine beetles infest and ravage thousands of acres of forest lands. Landsat satellites bear witness to the onslaught in a way that neither humans nor most other satellites can.

dateJul 19, 2016 in Environment
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NASA studies details of a greening Arctic

The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, according to a NASA study that provides the most detailed look yet at plant life across Alaska and Canada. In a changing climate, almost a third of the land cover ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Tracking agricultural water use on a smartphone

This fall scientists at the University of Nebraska, with partners at Google, Inc. and the University of Idaho, introduced the latest evolution of METRIC technology—an application called EEFLUX, which will allow anyone in ...

dateOct 14, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Satellite data helps migrating birds survive

This fall, birds migrating south from the Arctic will find 7,000 acres of new, temporary wetland habitat for their stopovers in California. The wetlands – rice fields shallowly flooded for a couple weeks after the harvest ...

dateSep 25, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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