News tagged with satellite image

Image: Fires in Nepal

Agricultural fires are set all over the world at different times to prepare the soil for the planting of new crops.

Apr 15, 2013
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Image: Fires in Central America

On April 11, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Mexico and Central America, and acquired this true-color image of dozens of fires burning ...

Apr 12, 2013
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Image: Fires in Southeastern United States

Many plumes of smoke from fires burning across the southeastern United States of America can be seen here. The fires are affecting several states including Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, and Florida.

Apr 11, 2013
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Early warning signs of population collapse

Many factors—including climate change, overfishing or loss of food supply—can push a wild animal population to the brink of collapse. Ecologists have long sought ways to measure the risk of such a collapse, ...

Apr 10, 2013
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Eyes in sky help when catastrophe strikes

Almost unknown to the public, a constellation of satellite guardians is flying overhead, and all it takes is a phone call for them to intervene when a country is hit by a storm, earthquake, tsunami or flood.

Apr 03, 2013
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