Making Space for Earth

Satellite image of Hurricane Harvey's precipitation over Texas
Earth, Climate Change
Sep 18, 2017
It’s estimated that Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 30 trillion gallons of water across parts of the U.S. – most of it in east Texas and Louisiana.
Sep 5, 2017
Along Antarctica’s coastline, marine mammals, seabirds, and aquatic life thrive in the icy, krill-rich waters of the Southern Ocean. One of many species that depends on krill for their diet, Adélie penguins are distributed around the Antarctic coast and nest in some the world’s most remote places.
Four penguins standing on ice
Aug 21, 2017
The ecological footprint of the world’s tropical rainforests is enormous. It’s estimated they support 50 percent of all terrestrial life, yet cover less than seven percent of the globe. A SERVIR project put space-based rainforest data online which is fostering innovative applications in Africa.
Photo of gorillas in a rainforest
Aug 7, 2017
Flooding killed more than 125 people in the U.S. in 2016. When disasters threaten the lives of Americans, NASA Earth Science uses its perspective from space to assist response and recovery efforts.
Photo of cars submerged in flood water
Jul 24, 2017
The U.S. is predicting droughts sooner with satellites which lets the U.S. agriculture community tap into space-based data to see this stress before it takes its toll.
Two farmers standing a field looking at mobile device
Jul 10, 2017
Spaceborne data is monitoring mosquitos in the name of public health. It’s a simple tactic in mosquito combat—find out where the little bloodsuckers are headed and cut them off at the pass. An online system is using NASA data to do just that.
close up photograph of mosquito
Jun 23, 2017
Burned Area Emergency Response teams— they may be one of most important parts of wildfires that you’ve probably never heard of. As the last flames of a raging wildfire are being contained, these BAER crews begin safeguarding lives, property, and natural resources threatened by additional perils... Read More
Photo of bare trees in forest after fire