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New Ground for an Ancient City

New Ground for an Ancient City

The fast-growing city of Cairo has spilled onto desert plains well beyond the lush floodplain of the Nile River.

Published Apr 1, 2020

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Relentless Floods

Relentless Floods

High water on the James River in South Dakota has persisted for more than a year.

Published Mar 31, 2020

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Drifting With Broken Sea Ice

Drifting With Broken Sea Ice

Cracks in the Arctic sea ice are important for satellite-based measurements of the ice’s thickness. They also pose challenges for ship-based researchers participating in the MOSAiC expedition.

Published Mar 30, 2020

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Could Satellites Help Head Off a Locust Invasion?

Could Satellites Help Head Off a Locust Invasion?

Researchers are using satellite data to understand where locusts may spread during the largest infestation in eastern Africa in decades.

Published Mar 27, 2020

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The Disappearance of Ecuador’s Tallest Waterfall

The Disappearance of Ecuador’s Tallest Waterfall

A newly formed sinkhole on the Coca River has diverted water originally headed towards the San Rafael Waterfall.

Published Mar 27, 2020

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