Human Presence

The Shrinking Selva Maya  
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The Shrinking Selva Maya  

The largest tropical rainforest in Mesoamerica is shrinking as pastures and croplands spread across Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico.  

Published Jun 18, 2024

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Remote Tristan da Cunha
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Remote Tristan da Cunha

Life finds ways to survive on this small volcanic island chain that’s way off the beaten path.

Published Jun 15, 2024

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Kamchatka at Night
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Kamchatka at Night

Moonlit mountains and illuminated towns highlight geographic features on this sparsely populated Russian peninsula.

Published Jun 9, 2024

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Satellite Data Suggest U.S. Methane Emissions Underestimated
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Satellite Data Suggest U.S. Methane Emissions Underestimated

Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas may be higher than previously thought, especially from landfills.

Published Jun 5, 2024

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A Greenhouse Boom in China
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A Greenhouse Boom in China

Researchers are using satellites to track a spreading trend in agriculture—the use of greenhouses.

Published May 31, 2024

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