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A very small tick insect about the size of a fingernail on top of human skin. The tick has eight black legs, four on each side of its body. The insect's body is oval-shaped, with half its body red and black, and the other half just black. The tick has a black, rectangular-shaped head attached to the black half of the body.

When Climate Gets Under Your Skin

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From insect-borne diseases to seasonal allergies and “superbugs,” climate change is quite literally getting under our skin, affecting our health…

Article1 year ago

Planes, Shipping Lanes, and Automobiles

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A new NASA Climate feature series examines some of the lesser-known, and often surprising, ways global climate change is affecting…

Article1 year ago
Credit: NASA's Earth Observatory

A Health Check for South American Mangroves

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Mangroves help protect against the effects of climate change in low-lying coastal regions. NASA and partners are using satellite data…

Article1 year ago
On July 1, 2020, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of the Great Lakes. Credit: NASA/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Monitoring Ground-Level Ozone in a Warming World

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Ground-level ozone and climate go hand in hand – in more ways than one. In the Great Lakes region, NASA…

Article2 years ago

A Force of Nature: Hurricanes in a Changing Climate

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We've broken down everything you need to know about hurricanes, how scientists are using global climate models to predict storm…

Article2 years ago
An eroding coast on the southern shore of Mobile Bay, Alabama. As the shoreline recedes, trees collapse, blocking access to the sandy beach by marine life. Credit: NASA/University of Alabama in Huntsville/Maury Estes

Climate Change Threatens $2 Trillion ‘Blue Economy’

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Earth’s ocean supports communities, economies, and ecosystems – but as the climate changes, Earth observations are more important than ever…

Article2 years ago