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Wildflowers on the Carrizo Plain
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Wildflowers on the Carrizo Plain

In March 2019, an explosion of wildflowers blanketed greening deserts in southern California.

Published Mar 21, 2019

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Drought Harms Corn Crops in Southern Africa
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Drought Harms Corn Crops in Southern Africa

Dry conditions are bringing food insecurity to several countries.

Published Mar 20, 2019

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Satellites Find Greener Pastures
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Satellites Find Greener Pastures

Brazilian researchers are using satellites to calculate how many cattle can be supported by the country's pasturelands.

Published Mar 11, 2019

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New Satellite-Based Maps of Mangrove Heights
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New Satellite-Based Maps of Mangrove Heights

Mangrove forests are among the planet’s best carbon scrubbers.

Published Feb 25, 2019

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Summer Bloom in the Argentine Sea
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Summer Bloom in the Argentine Sea

The milky green and blue phytoplankton developed where warmer, saltier coastal waters from the subtropics meet colder, fresher waters flowing from the south.

Published Dec 21, 2018

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