satellites
Report Confirms Widespread Great Barrier Reef Bleaching
Report Confirms Widespread Great Barrier Reef Bleaching
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2017
Aerial survey results reveal severe coral bleaching across much of the massive reef system.
Image of the Day: Eye in the Sky
Image of the Day: Eye in the Sky
The Scientist Staff | Jan 30, 2017
Scientists use remote sensing data from satellites to map biodiversity in the Amazon and Peruvian Andes forests.
Outbreak Observatory
Outbreak Observatory
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 1, 2015
Increasingly precise remote-sensing data are helping researchers monitor and predict cases of infectious disease.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2013
Tigers Forever, High Moon Over the Amazon, Earth from Space, and Medicine's Michelangelo
Tracking Sewage Spilled by Sandy
Tracking Sewage Spilled by Sandy
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2012
Researchers at the University of Delaware use satellites to predict the course of raw sewage through the western Atlantic.
Some Like It Cold
Sabrina Richards | Aug 1, 2012
A hint of green leads researchers to an ocean phenomenon that could counteract the effect of climate change on some corals.
Beijing Olympics a Model for Cleaner Air
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 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.
The Satellite Shortage
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.
Spotted: Emperor Penguins
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 17, 2012
Satellites are used to count the number of penguins living in Antarctica.
Satellites Spy on Fish Farms
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 8, 2012
Scientists use Google Earth to fact check official reports of fish farming in the Mediterranean.