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Polar bears from space

Polar bear population estimates based on satellite images are similar to aerial estimates, according to a study published July 9, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Seth Stapleton from United States ...

dateJul 09, 2014 in Ecology
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NASA image: Fires in Argentina Sept. 11, 2013

Wildfires have broken out in four provinces in Argentina including forest land in Cordoba. The high temperatures and gusty winds have wreaked havoc on the growth of these wildfires and the local meteorologists ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA maps Earth's croplands from space

It takes a lot of land to grow food for the world's seven billion people. About a third of Earth's terrestrial surface is used for agriculture. And about a third of that, in turn, is used to grow crops. Now, ...

dateJan 30, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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