Making Space for Earth

Photo of John "JT" Reager
Jul 25, 2019
John Reager is receiving the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for his groundbreaking analysis of the way water moves around the globe. The PECASE Award is the highest honor given by the U.S. government to early-career government scientists and engineers... Read More
Jun 27, 2019
Mosquitoes flourish in warm, wet conditions. Most of the time, their bites are just a nuisance, but they can spread harmful diseases to humans such as malaria, West Nile and Zika.
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Jun 19, 2019
Every year, the National Geographic Explorers Festival brings together scientists, educators and storytellers from around the world to discuss their work – and share the ideas and challenges they’ve discovered along the way. Joining a panel on "Data-Driven Conservation," Africa Flores of the... Read More
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Jun 11, 2019
Creating novel high-impact applications of satellite-based observations for improving the monitoring and management of water and food worldwide has led to NASA Applied Science's John D. Bolten receiving a prestigious Arthur S. Flemming Award. Granted by George Washington University, the award is... Read More
Photo of John Bolten standing in front of a large monitor displaying Earth science data.
Jun 7, 2019
Clarissa Anderson, Executive Director at Southern California Coastal Ocean Observing System (SCCOOS), is fascinated with algae. In fact, over the course of her career, she’s become hooked on discovering what makes phytoplankton tick. It might seem like a small piece of the giant puzzle that is our... Read More
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Apr 18, 2019
A natural curiosity about our home planet is often the greatest driver of scientists who use Earth observations to better understand the Earth’s land, water, and ecosystems—this is one of their stories.
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Apr 3, 2019
National Public Health Week is April 1-7, 2019, and NASA Earth Science Division is committed to collaborative projects that apply Earth science satellite imagery and data to encourage community engagement in environmental and public health issues.
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Mar 22, 2019
Last spring, the arid western edge of the Navajo Nation in Arizona was drier than it had been in many years. Feral and wild horses, dehydrated and malnourished, sought out a watering hole near Gray Mountain. Instead of finding relief, nearly 200 got stuck in muddy clay and perished.
Mar 21, 2019
World Water Day is March 22, and this year’s theme, “Leaving no one behind,” adapts the central promise of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that everyone has a right to clean water.
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Mar 4, 2019
Earth’s human population—which now surpasses 7.5 billion—continues to grow, with the scale of our towns and cities following suit. As our communities grow, the habitats of our fellow creatures—animals like tigers, elephants and even squirrels—are shrinking. Despite protected areas, it is now more... Read More
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Feb 25, 2019
For the past 5 years, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission’s data has provided critical information to end-users to further our understanding of Earth's water cycle and to facilitate decision‐making at local and global scales. Building on the legacy of TRMM, the use of high‐quality... Read More
Dec 18, 2018
Using satellite observations of Antarctica to search for penguin guano (poo) may not sound like the most exciting research, but it’s providing scientists with unique insights on the Adélie penguin’s diet and the effect that changes in that diet might have on the Adélie’s future. Adélie penguin... Read More
Nov 1, 2018
On One Health Day, and every day, NASA Earth is committed to collaborative projects that apply Earth science satellite imagery and data to encourage community engagement in environmental and public health issues. The international campaign, celebrated annually on November 3rd, gives us special... Read More
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Oct 24, 2018
Asthma is the most prevalent chronic respiratory disease worldwide; affecting 358 million people in 2015—including 14 percent of the world’s children.
Pollutant concentrations map
Oct 5, 2018
Since the beginning of the space era, world leaders have expressed how space symbolizes common aspirations and dreams of humanity. The United Nations, in particular, emphasizes the important contributions of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the... Read More
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