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Bahrain
Bahrain

The most noticeable land change in these Landsat images is simply the ...

Black Rock Playa, Nevada, USA
Black Rock Playa, Nevada, USA

In a desolate corner of Nevada, a playa surrounded by rugged mountains...

Doha, Qatar
Doha, Qatar

Doha, the capital of Qatar, used to be a small fishing and pearl divin...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) holds about 6% of the world’s total oil...

Escondida Mine, Chile
Escondida Mine, Chile

Isolated in Chile’s northern Atacama Desert, the open-pit Escondida Mi...

Lake Hamoun, Iran and Afghanistan
Lake Hamoun, Iran and Afghanistan

The Sistan Basin lies on the Iran-Afghanistan border. Melted snow from...

Lake Urmia, Iran
Lake Urmia, Iran

Lake Urmia in Iran is another closed basin lake that has been shrinkin...

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Las Vegas, Nevada, is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in...

Nile River Delta, Egypt
Nile River Delta, Egypt

These images show the dramatic urban growth within the Nile River Delt...

Nouakchott, Mauritania
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Not too long ago, Nouakchott, Mauritania, was a small fishing town. It...

Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Phoenix, Arizona, and its suburbs are growing rapidly, both in populat...

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The modernization of Saudi Arabia has been a recent and rapid phenomen...

Rosso, Mauritania
Rosso, Mauritania

The border area of Mauritania and Senegal in westernmost Africa is an ...

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

In southeastern Kuwait, on the coast of the Persian Gulf, a fascinatin...

Salar de Atacama, Chile
Salar de Atacama, Chile

If you like being connected to the world everywhere you go with a smar...

Sharq El Owainat, Egypt
Sharq El Owainat, Egypt

The Landsat satellites were designed to detect landscape changes over ...

Toshka Project, Egypt
Toshka Project, Egypt

In southern Egypt, the sandy desert has turned into a lakes region. Be...

Wadi As-Sirhan Basin, Saudi Arabia
Wadi As-Sirhan Basin, Saudi Arabia

Oil and water don’t mix. But in the desert of Saudi Arabia, they do ha...

Yucca Flat, Nevada, USA
Yucca Flat, Nevada, USA

One of the most cratered landscapes on Earth is part of the Nevada des...