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A Rainforest Like No Other
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A Rainforest Like No Other

The Daintree region of Queensland, Australia, is home to one of the world’s oldest forests and hosts a vast range of unique species.

Published Nov 23, 2021

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An Extra Air Pollution Burden
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An Extra Air Pollution Burden

New research shows that neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., with more people of color are exposed to more air pollution and have higher rates of disease.

Published Nov 9, 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 — Oct 2021

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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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