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Human Presence

How Cancún Grew into a Major Resort
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How Cancún Grew into a Major Resort

Once one of the poorest regions of Mexico, Cancún is now a bustling tourist city with millions of visitors each year.

Published Jan 23, 2020

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Bermejo River
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Bermejo River

Astronauts captured a striking glimpse of the Andes Mountains, which divide lush forest from the Atacama Desert.

Published Jan 17, 2020

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2019 Was the Second Warmest Year on Record
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2019 Was the Second Warmest Year on Record

The past five years have been the warmest of the past 140 years.

Published Jan 15, 2020

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Spotting the Spotted Owl
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Spotting the Spotted Owl

Scientists create maps of forest cover to understand where the composition and structure of Pacific Northwest forests are sufficient for the threatened species to nest and roost.

Published Jan 3, 2020

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Salt, Oil, and Fruit from Mossoró
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Salt, Oil, and Fruit from Mossoró

The signs of economic activity around this Brazilian city are easy to see from space.

Published Dec 31, 2019

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