Black Hills, SD, USA
Black Hills, SD, USA

We can’t see bugs from space, but we can see the effects of insect infestation in Landsat imagery. An unprecedented mountain pine beetle epidemic star...

Chernobyl, Ukraine
Chernobyl, Ukraine

A nuclear accident devastated the region near Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 26, 1986. These images show the area around the nuclear power plant three d...

Denver, Colorado, USA
Denver, Colorado, USA

Denver has all the classic marks of substantial urban growth over the past few decades. Satellite images reveal expanding residential areas, industria...

Gypsy Moth Infestation, MA, CT, RI, USA
Gypsy Moth Infestation, MA, CT, RI, USA

While certainly too small to see from space, the gypsy moth caterpillar (Lymantria dispar) can cause enough change in a forest to be seen with Landsat...

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...

Lake Thompson, South Dakota, USA
Lake Thompson, South Dakota, USA

Many lakes in eastern South Dakota have expanded during the Landsat record that began in 1972. Lake Thompson is one that has displayed remarkable chan...

Monarch Butterflies, Mexico
Monarch Butterflies, Mexico

The patches of red in these false-color Landsat images are the forests where monarch butterflies spend the winter. Starting in late summer and fall, m...