As Glaciers Worldwide Are Retreating, One Defies the Trend
Many glaciers around the world are losing ice mass and retreating.
Three Gorges Dam Brings Power, Concerns to Central China
The construction of the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in central China offers an interesting glimpse into the balancing act borne from humanity's changing of the natural landscape.
Lake Mead Reaches Historic Low
The surface level of Lake Mead in Nevada and Arizona has fallen to a historic low as 16 years of ongoing drought in the American Southwest continue to impact the Colorado River Basin.
Landsat Reveals Water Use Dynamics in the San Joaquin Valley
California's San Joaquin Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions.
Measuring Water Use with Landsat
As drought conditions continue in the western U.S. there is more demand for water.
Laguna Pastos Grandes, Bolivia
Laguna Pastos Grandes is a shallow salt lake located in Bolivia's Pastos Grandes volcanic caldera.
Chesapeake Bay: A Landsat 8 Surface Reflectance Mosaic
Chesapeake Bay is the Nation`s largest estuary and its restoration and protection is a priority. The USGS provides scientific information to help manage this vital ecosystem.
Iceberg near Drygalski Ice Tongue, Antarctica
In late 2004, scientists began watching for a collision between iceberg B15-A, and the Drygalski Ice Tongue.
Byrd Glacier, Antarctica
Antarctica's Byrd Glacier is a 15-mile wide, 100-mile long ice stream.
Kvarneric Islands, Croatia
Over 1,100 islands and islets dot Croatia's Adriatic coastline.