Linking Atmospheric Rivers to Wildfire Patterns in the Southwest
A new dataset and publication examine a meteorological phenomenon known as an atmospheric river and its role in wildfire patterns.Learn More
Paleoclimate science - its principles and importance to society
Biological proxies such as diatoms, foraminifers, ostracodes, and pollen allow scientists to make inferences about climate conditions in the past.Learn More
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The Striped Newt is a small salamander found in xeric habitats (e.g., scrub, sandhill, dry flatwoods) of the lower coastal plain and northern peninsular Florida. Though once considered "common," they are currently a candidate species for federal listing. ...
The State of Florida, along with much of the southeast United States, lies along latitudes of deserts.
U.S. Geological Survey scientists will present their research at the Ecological Society of America meeting from Aug. 7-12, 2016, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The theme is "Novel Ecosystems in the Anthropocene."
3 Satellites, 2 Volcanoes, 1 Stunning Series: This Week's EarthView!
New Center Director to sustain NOROCK’s tradition of productivity and partnership in generating ground-breaking science relevant to resource managers in the Northern Rocky Mountains and beyond.
Landsat 8 gives us a singular view of Canyonlands National Park.
Time may not heal all wounds, but it did a good job with this Yellowstone wildfire...
Researchers are working to understand how to lessen the impacts of climate change on birds and other forest inhabitants.
In western North America, mountain pine beetles infest and ravage thousands of acres of forest lands. Landsat satellites bear witness to the onslaught in a way that neither humans nor most other satellites can.
Satellites working together in this week’s EarthView to track a Russian Wildfire...
Landsat shows how coal development in the Powder River Basin has changed the landscape since 1984...
In 25 years, New Delhi's population almost trippled...
Climate change is already affecting inland fish across North America -- including some fish that are popular with anglers. Scientists are seeing a variety of changes in how inland fish reproduce, grow and where they can live.
Parts of greater Siberia, usually known for its shivering, is heating up in this week's EarthView...