News tagged with satellite imagery

Elevated carbon dioxide making arid regions greener

Scientists have long suspected that a flourishing of green foliage around the globe, observed since the early 1980s in satellite data, springs at least in part from the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth's ...

May 31, 2013
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Nepal glaciers shrink by quarter in 30 years

Climate change has caused Nepal's Himalayan glaciers to shrink by nearly a quarter in just over 30 years, raising the risk of natural disasters in the ecologically fragile region, a scientist said Friday.

May 23, 2014
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Google Earth reveals untold fish catches

Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what's being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space conducted by University ...

Nov 26, 2013
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The world's lakes have finally been counted

Finland is called 'the land of a thousand lakes'. On registration plates in Minnesota it says '10,000 lakes!', and in Sweden there are about 100,000 lakes. But how many lakes are there in the whole world? ...

Sep 03, 2014
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