Life

Tagging Along With Palmyra’s Wildlife
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Tagging Along With Palmyra’s Wildlife

The remote atoll in the tropical Pacific Ocean is a haven for animals of all kinds, though scientists find that some creatures roam beyond protected boundaries.

Published Jul 22, 2024

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Chlorophyll
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Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is used by algae and other phytoplankton--the grass of the sea--to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into sugars. These maps show chlorophyll concentrations in the ocean, revealing where phytoplankton are thriving.

Jul 2002 — May 2024

Life Water

Finding Space for Tigers
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Finding Space for Tigers

NASA satellites are helping track tiger habitat, offering hope and new insights for conservation as these predators face the consequences of rapid habitat loss.

Published May 3, 2024

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Vegetation
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Vegetation

Greenness is an important indicator of health for forests, grasslands, and farms. The greenness of a landscape, or vegetation index, depends on the number and type of plants, how leafy they are, and how healthy they are.

Feb 2000 — Apr 2024

Land Life

Spring Shipping in Finland’s Largest Lake
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Spring Shipping in Finland’s Largest Lake

With the help of icebreaking vessels, Saimaa’s icy waters remain navigable for much of the year.

Published Apr 19, 2024

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