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NASA Satellites Show Drought May Take Toll on Congo Rainforest

A new analysis of NASA satellite data shows Africa's Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has undergone a large-scale decline in greenness over the past decade.

Fires in Burma and India

Agricultural fires continue to burn in the Indochina region.

Eastern Kansas and Northeastern Oklahoma

MODIS took an image of smoke and fires from eastern Kansas and northeastern Oklahoma on April 11, 2014.

Fires in the Primorsky Province of Russia

The uncontrolled method of managing agricultural areas each year turns the entire southern tip of Primorsky Province into an enormous firebed, enveloping up to 40 percent of the entire territory.

NASA's Earth Day #GlobalSelfie

NASA is inviting people all around the world to step outside on Earth Day, April 22, take a "selfie," and share it with the world on social media.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

Wildfire Burns Valparaiso, Chile

High winds propelled a wildfire through parts of Valparaiso, Chile, on April 13, 2014, quickly becoming the largest fire in the history of this port city.

Ed Masuoka - Runs a Lab and Runs for Fun

Each day, Ed Masuoka and his group produce and distribute a Library of Congress worth of science products and imagery collected by various satellites.

Tournament: Earth -- The Winner!

In 2013, a submarine volcano off of the Canary Islands took the first championship. This year, the entire island chain got in on the action!

A Tale of Two Mountains

The winter of 2013–2014 was a study in contrasts between mountains in the far western United States and in the interior West.

Spring Fires Abundant Around Lake Baikul, Russia

The Spring fire season has begun in Russia as seen in this satellite image from April 04, 2014.

Prescribed and Wildfires in Central U.S.

Prescribed fire season is back in the central United States. Mid-March through the end of April is the time of the year when large areas of rangeland are burned.

Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

NASA invites you – and everyone else on the planet -– to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.

Agricultural Fires Across Sierra Leone

Marked in red, hundreds of land use fires burn in the fields across Sierra Leone.

Clear Skies Over the Iberian Peninsula

A high-pressure pattern kept skies spectacularly clear over the Iberian Peninsula and east into France and Germany as the Terra satellite passed over.

Indochina Agricultural Fires Still Ongoing

Agricultural fires continue to burn in the Indochina region as evidenced by this Aqua image taken on March 18, 2014.

Wildfires in the Forests of India

The Times of India reported today, March 18, 2014, that fire has broken out in Seshachalam forests near Kakulakona in Chittoor district.

Southeastern Fires Consist of Prescribed and Wild

Both prescribed and wildfires dot the landscape in this Aqua image from March 13, 2014.

Prescribed Fires Abound in Southeast U.S.

Growing season is right around the corner, as well as wildfire season, and hundreds of prescribed fires dot the landscape of the southeastern portion of the United States.

Wildfires Break Out in Primorsky Krai, Russia

IPP Week: The Paper and Pulp Platform is reporting that 91 wildfires have been recorded in the Primorsky Krai region of Russia since the beginning of this year.

Sumatra Still Blanketed With Haze

Fires continue to blanket Sumatra with haze. This image, taken on March 7, 2014, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite, shows fires outlined in red.

Agricultural Fires Across the Indochina Landscape

Agricultural fires are still burning in Indochina ten days after the last NASA web posting about the fires.

Pacaya Volcano Erupts

Pacaya Volcano, near Guatemala City, erupted violently in March 2014.

NASA Satellite Sees Great Freeze Over Great Lakes

Scientists say it's understandable that the Great Lakes have had so much ice this year considering the cold temperatures in the region that persisted through the winter.

Northern Sumatra Dealing With Smoke From Fires

Indonesia’s Sumatra Island has declared a state of emergency.
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