Wildfires Scorch Pampas Region of Argentina
Since mid-December 2016, roughly two dozen wildfires in the Pampas region of Argentina have consumed almost 2.5 million acres while unleashing giant plumes of dense smoke above the rural landscapes.
Marree Man Geoglyph in Australia Does Reappearing Act
In June 1998, a pilot discovered a strange sight in the Australian outback that wasn’t there before—a huge outline of what appeared to be an Aboriginal man throwing either a boomerang or a stick.
Rare Snow Falls at the Edge of Sahara Desert
In mid-December 2016, a rarity occurred on the edge of the Sahara Desert in northwest Africa. It snowed.
Expansion at the Port of Rotterdam
A large infrastructure project has changed the shape of the coastline of the Netherlands while increasing the cargo capacity at Europe's largest port.
A Landsat Mosaic for Indiana's Bicentennial
Throughout 2016, Indiana has been celebrating its 200th anniversary of statehood.
As Glaciers Worldwide Are Retreating, One Defies the Trend
Many glaciers around the world are losing ice mass and retreating.
Landsat Chronicles Deforestation in Colombia
Deforestation has long been a fact of life in the Amazon, Andean, and Caribbean regions of Colombia, South America, something that Landsat satellite data have thoroughly chronicled through the years.
Saudi Wheat Experiment Relied on Fossil Water
In the mid-1980s, Saudi Arabia embarked on an ambitious agricultural plan to grow crops in its desert areas using ancient fossil water deep beneath the sand, and installed center-pivot irrigation systems in the barren Wadi As-Sirhan basin in the northwest part of the country.
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.
Salar de Uyuni
When the huge prehistoric salt lake Lago Minchin, which used to cover all of southern Bolivia, began to dry up, it left several small lakes behind