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Aerial survey results reveal severe coral bleaching across much of the massive reef system.

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Image of the Day: Eye in the Sky

By The Scientist Staff | January 31, 2017

Scientists use remote sensing data from satellites to map biodiversity in the Amazon and Peruvian Andes forests.


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Outbreak Observatory

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 1, 2015

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

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2013

Tigers Forever, High Moon Over the Amazon, Earth from Space, and Medicine's Michelangelo


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Tracking Sewage Spilled by Sandy

By Jef Akst | November 15, 2012

Researchers at the University of Delaware use satellites to predict the course of raw sewage through the western Atlantic.


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Some Like It Cold

By Sabrina Richards | August 1, 2012

A hint of green leads researchers to an ocean phenomenon that could counteract the effect of climate change on some corals.


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Beijing Olympics a Model for Cleaner Air

By Edyta Zielinska | July 27, 2012

Restrictions on motor vehicles before the 2008 Games improved the city’s air quality, suggesting similar sustained measures could greatly reduce global emissions.

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The Satellite Shortage

By Cristina Luiggi | 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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Spotted: Emperor Penguins

By Cristina Luiggi | April 17, 2012

Satellites are used to count the number of penguins living in Antarctica.


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Satellites Spy on Fish Farms

By Cristina Luiggi | February 8, 2012

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


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