Human Presence

Mapping Methane Emissions from Fossil Fuel Exploitation
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Mapping Methane Emissions from Fossil Fuel Exploitation

Scientists track the sources of 97 million metric tons of methane emissions.

Published Jan 25, 2022

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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Erupts
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Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha‘apai Erupts

Several Earth-observing satellites collected data during and after the potent blast spurred a tsunami and lofted volcanic material high into the stratosphere.

Published Jan 18, 2022

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2021 Continued Earth’s Warming Trend
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2021 Continued Earth’s Warming Trend

The past eight years have been the warmest in the global record.

Published Jan 14, 2022

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Snowy Scene Surrounding the Salish Sea
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Snowy Scene Surrounding the Salish Sea

After a rainy autumn, winter weather arrived in the Pacific Northwest.

Published Jan 7, 2022

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Failed Rainy Seasons Create Food Emergency in Eastern Africa
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Failed Rainy Seasons Create Food Emergency in Eastern Africa

More than 20 million people in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia now face some of the worst food security risks in 35 years.

Published Jan 7, 2022

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