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Bright orange flames from California’s 2017 Thomas Fire burn a hillside as dark smoke rises. A Forest Service truck and worker is in the foreground.

NASA Data Shows How Drought Changes Wildfire Recovery in the West

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A new study using NASA satellite data reveals how drought affects the recovery of western ecosystems from fire, a result…

Article3 weeks ago
Thermal image of Hurricane Maria in 2017.

ROSES-2024 A.42 Earth Action: Disaster Risk Reduction, Recovery, and Resilience Updates, FAQ, and Telecon Information

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The Disaster Program emphasizes the importance of understanding and improving the prediction of existing and future disaster impacts to lives…

Forest fire

ROSES-2024 Amendment 1: A.47 Earth Action: Wildland Fires Final Text and Due Dates.

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ROSES-2024 A.47 Earth Action: Wildland Fires solicits proposals for innovative solutions that leverage Earth observations to support some aspect of…


NASA Sensor Produces First Global Maps of Surface Minerals in Arid Regions

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EMIT delivers first-of-a-kind maps of minerals in Earth’s dust-source areas, enabling scientists to model the fine particles’ role in climate…

Article4 months ago

NASA Mission Excels at Spotting Greenhouse Gas Emission Sources

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Since launching 16 months ago, the EMIT imaging spectrometer aboard the International Space Station has shown an ability to detect…

Article5 months ago
An Image of Baja, CA, taken from the International Space Station depicts strong winds blowing dust into the Pacific Ocean.

Satellite Data Can Help Limit the Dangers of Windblown Dust

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Dust storms present a growing threat to the health and safety of U.S. populations.

Article5 months ago