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Mapping Missing Mangroves
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Mapping Missing Mangroves

The Landsat program’s 50 years of Earth observations have revolutionized the study of long-term global change, including the losses and gains of tidal wetlands.

Published Aug 6, 2022

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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 — Jul 2022

Land Life

Dzanga Bai Elephant Enclave
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Dzanga Bai Elephant Enclave

The charismatic creatures have cleared and maintained an open mud and mineral bath amid the rainforest in the Central African Republic.

Published Jul 9, 2022

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Scientists Discover a Polar Bear Subpopulation
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Scientists Discover a Polar Bear Subpopulation

The bears in Southeast Greenland are uniquely adapted to living where sea ice is scarce for much of the year.

Published Jun 17, 2022

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Phytoplankton Productivity Down in Gulf of Maine
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Phytoplankton Productivity Down in Gulf of Maine

New research shows that phytoplankton in the region are about 65 percent less productive than they were two decades ago.

Published Jun 7, 2022

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