May 14th, 2021
Soil Data Aids Prediction of Locust Swarms
In 2019-2020, eastern Africa experienced its worst desert locust invasion in more than 40 years. The United Nations and its partners treated more than 17,000 square kilometers (6,600 square miles) of locust infestations across 10 countries with various eradication methods. Countless crops were still devoured by the insects, causing serious food insecurity in the region.
In a decade filled by record-breaking events, including raging wildfires, numerous hurricanes, unseasonal flooding and historically cold temperatures, NASA has continued to learn more about how the planet is changing and the effect it has on Earth’s systems. In the satellite era, a fleet of Earth-observing satellites have gathered data on worldwide rain and snowfall,
April 20th, 2021
EPA’s Floating Laboratory Lake Guardian Sails Again
After a year in lockdown due to COVID-19, the Environmental Protection Agency’s largest research vessel Lake Guardian has set sail. Eleven scientists supported by a 15-member crew will live and work aboard the ship in April 2021. The work on the Lake Guardian is EPA science at its best. Among other activities, these scientific sailors
One of the largest Adélie penguin colonies in the world was surveyed with multiple-UAVs. Survey time was reduced from three days (with a single drone manually piloted) to less than three hours. The work was led by a team of experts from Stanford University, Point Blue Conservation Science and Conservation Metrics. UgCS software by SPH