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Life

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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All of You on the Good Earth
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All of You on the Good Earth

These iconic photos are not new, but their message never gets old.

Published Dec 21, 2018

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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 — Nov 2018

Life Water

Vegetation
Global Maps

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 — Nov 2018

Land Life

The Largest River Delta in Europe
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The Largest River Delta in Europe

The Volga Delta has grown significantly over the past 130 years.

Published Nov 9, 2018

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