The Wildflower Superbloom in California from Landsat's Perspective
After 5 years of drought, California finally got relief during the winter of 2016–2017 with much needed precipitation.
Fires Burn Farms and Ranches in Oklahoma and Kansas
Massive wildfires scorched nearly 780,000 acres of farm and ranch land in Oklahoma and Kansas in March 2017.
Landsat Monitors Mining at Center of North America Near Town of Center
Landsat satellites help verify a central tenet of industrial growth across the planet—the changing use of land to increase its economic output—and Center, North Dakota, is no exception.
Cambodia Experiences Rapid Rate of Forest Loss
When it comes to forest loss on a global scale, Cambodia is notable for how rapidly its forests are being cleared.
Landsat Detects Eruptions at Ethiopian Volcano
Landsat 8's shortwave infrared (SWIR) band is useful in viewing recent eruptions at Erta Ale volcano in northern Ethiopia near the Eritrea border.
Wildfires Ravage Central, South-Central Chile
Wildfires fueled by dry conditions, high temperatures, and strong winds are scorching central Chile at a level Chilean officials say they haven’t seen in decades.
January Rain, Snow Refills California Reservoirs
A decade of drought in California has eased after the first month of 2017 thanks to heavy rains and snow, a fact that Landsat images are helping to confirm.
Argentina Flooding Has Major Impact on Soybean Production
Heavy rains in late December 2016 and early January 2017 are affecting soybean production in Argentina’s bread-basket provinces while impacting soy prices worldwide.
West Africa Atlas Details Efforts to Manage, Preserve Okomu Forest
A new atlas named Landscapes of West Africa: A Window on a Changing World tells the story of transformations and trends across many lands in West Africa, including this look at the threat of human activities in the Okomu Forest Reserve in southern Nigeria.
Wildfires Scorch Pampas Region of Argentina
Since mid-December 2016, roughly two dozen wildfires in the Pampas region of Argentina have consumed almost 2.5 million acres while unleashing giant plumes of dense smoke above the rural landscapes.