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Keep Off the Grass

By Tracy Vence | February 1, 2016

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

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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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The Spying Egg

By Jef Akst | 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 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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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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Casting a Wide Eye

By Cristina Luiggi | 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 Cristina Luiggi | 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 Cristina Luiggi | 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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