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Date published: April 11, 2017


It’s not a caffeinated ghost, but this EarthWord is nearly as trippy...

Date published: April 7, 2017

The Top 5 U.S. Minerals by Production Value

In 2016, the United States mined $74.6 billion worth of minerals, and the following five mineral commodities accounted for 68.5 percent of that value.

Date published: April 6, 2017

How an Electron Microprobe Helps Find Minerals (and Makes Pretty Pictures!)

Today’s high-end electronics increasingly rely on mineral commodities...and research into those mineral commodities is increasingly using high-end electronics too!

Date published: April 4, 2017

EarthWord–Rock vs. Mineral

Ever wondered what the difference between a rock and a mineral was? This EarthWord should cover it...

Date published: April 2, 2017

Landsat Monitors Mining at Center of North America, Near Town of Center

Today, Landsat shows us the evolution of the coal industry near North America & North Dakota’s Center...

Date published: April 1, 2017

The Golden Rule on April Fools

Think you know which mineral Fool’s Gold is? You might be fooled...

Date published: March 28, 2017

Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

After a wildfire is extinguished, which secondary effects can occur?

Date published: March 24, 2017

Cambodia Experiences Rapid Rate of Forest Loss

In this week's Landsat view, Landsat 5 and Landsat 8 show how significant Cambodia's deforestation has been in the last few decades.

Date published: March 16, 2017

Landsat Detects Eruptions at Ethiopian Volcano

Our image of the week is of Ethiopia’s erupting Gateway to Hell.

Date published: February 28, 2017

Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

Has avian flu ever been detected in humans?

Date published: February 21, 2017

EarthView–Wildfires Ravage Central, South-Central Chile

Landsat gives us a view of one of the worst wildfires in Chile's history.