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Falling for the Colors
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Falling for the Colors

As green chlorophyll fades from trees and plants each autumn, other pigments color the Earth’s landscapes. Satellites take leaf-peeping to a whole new level.

Published Oct 26, 2021

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Troubled Waters
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Troubled Waters

Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo is choking with oil slicks and algae.

Published Oct 4, 2021

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Climate Change Pushes Fires to Higher Ground
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Climate Change Pushes Fires to Higher Ground

Wildfires in the western United States have been spreading to higher elevations due to warmer and drier conditions.

Published Sep 2, 2021

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Summer Color in Northern Seas
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Summer Color in Northern Seas

The summer season is a prime time to observe colorful displays of phytoplankton in the Labrador and Barents seas.

Published Aug 20, 2021

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Green Seaweed in the Yellow Sea
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Green Seaweed in the Yellow Sea

In June 2021, algal slicks painted the waters green off Qingdao, China, during the region’s largest bloom on record.

Published Aug 16, 2021

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