Human Presence

Mapping Marine Microplastics
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Mapping Marine Microplastics

Researchers used satellite data to detect and track masses of plastic floating in the ocean.

Published Dec 3, 2021

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Venice Holds Back the Adriatic Sea
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Venice Holds Back the Adriatic Sea

A long-awaited system of movable floodgates is starting to protect the city from the highest tides.

Published Dec 2, 2021

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Severe Flooding in the Pacific Northwest
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Severe Flooding in the Pacific Northwest

Torrential rain in southern British Columbia and western Washington spurred deadly floods and mudslides that have damaged infrastructure and isolated communities.

Published Nov 18, 2021

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A Shot of Smoke for Delhi
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A Shot of Smoke for Delhi

Smoke from crop fires in northern India blanketed the populous city and contributed to soaring levels of air pollution.

Published Nov 18, 2021

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Study Traces Ammonia Pollution in Africa
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Study Traces Ammonia Pollution in Africa

Scientists used satellites to parse where and how agriculture is changing atmospheric concentrations of the chemical.

Published Nov 17, 2021

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