Some features of this site are not compatible with your browser. Install Opera Mini to better experience this site.

Man-made

Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Rebound in China
Image

Nitrogen Dioxide Levels Rebound in China

With most lockdowns ending and economic activity resuming, levels of the air pollutant have returned to near normal for this time of year.

Published May 22, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Life Dust and Haze Human Presence Remote Sensing

Satellites Show a Decline in Fire in the U.S. Southeast
Image

Satellites Show a Decline in Fire in the U.S. Southeast

Among the byproducts of the pandemic and social distancing is a drop in forest management fires on federal lands.

Published May 18, 2020

Image of the Day Land Dust and Haze Remote Sensing

Flooding in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Image

Flooding in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

Water has stopped pouring from the broken wall of the Sardoba Reservoir, but many areas are still submerged.

Published May 11, 2020

Image of the Day Land Water

Dam Failure in Uzbekistan
Image

Dam Failure in Uzbekistan

A collapse of the Sardoba Reservoir’s earth-filled dam led to flooding that extended into Kazakhstan.

Published May 8, 2020

Land Water Remote Sensing

Airborne Particle Levels Plummet in Northern India
Image

Airborne Particle Levels Plummet in Northern India

Satellite data show that aerosol levels have dropped significantly since the COVID-19 lockdown began.

Published Apr 20, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Dust and Haze Human Presence Remote Sensing