Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar
Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar

The Ayeyarwady Delta—also called the Irrawaddy Delta—is a vast alluvial floodplain. The delta spans over 35,000 km2 (13,500 mi2) and was once home to ...

Bahrain
Bahrain

The most noticeable land change in these Landsat images is simply the addition of land itself. In Bahrain, a nation of 36 islands in the Middle East, ...

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

Along some coastlines, long, narrow islands stand guard. These barrier islands are attractive to tourists, but they also protect the mainland coast fr...

Doha, Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Doha, the capital of Qatar, used to be a small fishing and pearl diving village. It’s now Qatar’s largest city with skyscrapers and a fast-growing urb...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) holds about 6% of the world’s total oil reserves. The oil cannot last forever, so Dubai is thinking of the future. The ...

Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras and Nicaragua
Gulf of Fonseca, Honduras and Nicaragua

Honduras is one of Latin America’s top producers of cultured shrimp. Since the 1980s, vast areas of land have been converted to shrimp farms around th...

Huang He Delta, China
Huang He Delta, China

The Huang He River in China is a wanderer. Its lower reaches have changed course many times, moving the delta up and down the coast several hundred ki...

IJsselmeer, Netherlands
IJsselmeer, Netherlands

For centuries, people living in what is now the Netherlands have used various strategies to control the water levels in this low-lying country. The al...

Isahaya Bay, Japan
Isahaya Bay, Japan

This series of images of southwestern Japan shows how one change can have far-reaching consequences. The Ariake Sea is an important fishery and resour...

Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, USA
Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, USA

Is Louisiana falling into the sea, or is the sea inundating Louisiana? It’s actually a bit of both. And to the inhabitants of a tiny island on the bay...

Kīlauea, Hawaii, USA
Kīlauea, Hawaii, USA

In 2018, Hawaii was in the news as fresh lava covered 13.7 square miles (35.5 km2) at the eastern end of the Big Island. Of course, lava flows in Hawa...

Knife River Delta, Canada
Knife River Delta, Canada

These images show devegetated shoreline along Hudson Bay in central Canada, eaten bare by growing numbers of snow geese. In the Landsat images, red si...

Pearl River Delta, China
Pearl River Delta, China

In 1978, the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region in southern China had a population of just under 10 million. The population was scattered between several ...

Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City, Kuwait
Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City, Kuwait

In southeastern Kuwait, on the coast of the Persian Gulf, a fascinating transformation is underway. It looks kind of like what you always wished you c...

Saloum River, Senegal
Saloum River, Senegal

The estuaries of the Saloum River, near the coast in Senegal, are surrounded by mangrove forest. These images show the forests dying between 1972 and ...

Selkirk Island, Chile
Selkirk Island, Chile

In September 1999, engineers at EROS were reviewing Landsat 7 sensor output. An image grabbed their attention. Over Selkirk Island, about 500 miles of...

Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China

A megacity is a region that has a population greater than 10 million. It seems the term was created for cities like Shanghai, China. In 2000, the fast...

Singapore
Singapore

“Buy land,” a wise man once said. “They’re not making any more.” Not so in Singapore. These images show the physical growth of this island city-nation...

Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia, is a growing cosmopolitan city. Besides its recent growth, however, these images show that Sydney takes advantage of the natural be...