Life

The Blooming Mid-Atlantic
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The Blooming Mid-Atlantic

A May phytoplankton bloom left its mark on coastal waters.

Published May 19, 2021

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Soil Data Aids Prediction of Locust Swarms
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Soil Data Aids Prediction of Locust Swarms

Researchers can predict locust breeding locations up to nine weeks in advance.

Published May 14, 2021

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Chlorophyll
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Chlorophyll

Chlorophyll is used by algae and other phytoplankton--the grass of the sea--to convert sunlight and carbon dioxide into sugars. These maps show chlorophyll concentrations in the ocean, revealing where phytoplankton are thriving.

Jul 2002 — Apr 2021

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Vegetation
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Vegetation

Greenness is an important indicator of health for forests, grasslands, and farms. The greenness of a landscape, or vegetation index, depends on the number and type of plants, how leafy they are, and how healthy they are.

Mar 2000 — Apr 2021

Land Life

Greening Landscape Changes Air Flow
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Greening Landscape Changes Air Flow

Global warming would be worse were it not for extra vegetation that changes how and where heat builds up across the landscape.

Published Mar 10, 2021

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