Science Snippets

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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.

Date published: February 10, 2017

EarthView–January Rain, Snow Refills California Reservoirs

See a decade of California drought ease in this EarthView from Landsat.

Date published: February 9, 2017

EarthView–Argentina Flooding Has Major Impact on Soybean Production

This EarthView from Landsat shows how flooding in Argentina can affect global soybean prices.

Date published: January 31, 2017

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

On average, how much are landslides estimated to cost the nation per year?

Date published: January 26, 2017

EarthView–West Africa Atlas Details Efforts to Manage, Preserve Okomu Forest

As part of a new atlas of imagery for West Africa, nearly 33 years of land-use change can be seen in Nigeria's Okomu Forest Reserve.

Date published: January 19, 2017

EarthView–Wildfires Scorch Pampas Region of Argentina

This week's EarthView shows the effects of 2 dozen wildfires in Argentina.