Human Presence

Widespread Drought in Mexico
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Widespread Drought in Mexico

Nearly 85 percent of Mexico is experiencing drought, and water sources are dwindling.

Published May 4, 2021

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Experimenting with Tucson Night Lights
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Experimenting with Tucson Night Lights

Using satellites, scientists are starting to better understand the specific sources of urban light pollution.

Published May 3, 2021

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Rock and Glass Shards Blanket La Soufriére
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Rock and Glass Shards Blanket La Soufriére

Following several explosive eruptions on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent, volcanic ash poses myriad hazards in the air and on the ground.

Published Apr 28, 2021

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Omsk Shakes off Winter Frost
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Omsk Shakes off Winter Frost

After months of snow cover, the region is shedding its winter coat.

Published Apr 24, 2021

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A Clear Day Over San Francisco Bay
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A Clear Day Over San Francisco Bay

The Bay Area has several famous landmarks that stand out from the Space Station.

Published Apr 25, 2021

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