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Keep Off the Grass

By | February 1, 2016

Ecologists focused on grasslands urge policymakers to keep forestation efforts in check.


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Outbreak Observatory

By | July 1, 2015

Increasingly precise remote-sensing data are helping researchers monitor and predict cases of infectious disease.

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The Spying Egg

By | August 15, 2012

Scientists place a silicon-filled computerized egg in a swan nest to learn about the birds’ hatching process.

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The Satellite Shortage

By | May 4, 2012

Aging satellites and NASA funding cuts threaten to put a serious dent in scientists’ ability to observe Earth’s processes from above.


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Satellites Spy on Fish Farms

By | February 8, 2012

Scientists use Google Earth to fact check official reports of fish farming in the Mediterranean.


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Casting a Wide Eye

By | February 1, 2012

Scientists study a variety of large-scale biological phenomena from the vantage point of space.


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The View From Above

By | February 1, 2012

Satellite imagery is giving biologists a whole new perspective on the phenomena they study.


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Satellite images capture fish fear

By | June 15, 2011

Scientists use Google Earth to observe the effects of predators on the feeding patterns of coral reef herbivores.


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