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Rocky Mountain Fire in Virginia

The Rocky Mountain portion of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia is experiencing an early fire season wildfire.

Vegetation and Prescribed Burns In Tasmania

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite captured this image of fires on the island of Tasmania on April 19, 2016.

Bushfires in Western Australia

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image using the VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) instrument on April 13, 2016.

Prescribed Fires Light Up Victoria and New South Wales

Although it appears that many fires dot the southern part of Australia (and they do) the fires are actually, for the most part, prescribed fires set by local authorities to manage areas...

Smoke and Fires in Nepal

As of April 11, 2016, as many as 1.3 million hectares (over 3.7 million acres) of forest cover in Nepal has been destroyed by wild fires the last two weeks.

Wildfire Season Begins in Eastern Russia

During an overflight of eastern Russia by the Ministry of Emergency Situations, fire was detected in the Krasnogorsk, Istra, Volokolamsk, Ruza, Mozhaisk, Narofominsk and Odintsovsky districts.

Forest Fires Blaze in Central United States

The National Interagency Coordination Center has reported on quite a few forest fires that have broken out in the central United States.

Forest Fires in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize

These fires seem to be a combination of forest fires and agricultural fires.

Pavlof Erupts Again

In late March 2016, Pavlof volcano on the Alaskan Peninsula began erupting again for the first time since November 2014.

Industry, Government, Academia Seek to Sustain Women in STEM

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and Lockheed Martin hosted a roundtable event March 29 at the Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center in Arlington, Virginia.

Clouds Streets and Comma Clouds Near Svalbard

On March 17, 2016, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image of cloud streets over the Norwegian Sea.

Pavlof Erupts Again

In late March 2016, Pavlof volcano in the Aleutian Island chain began erupting again after a year of relative quiet.

Chile Declares Forest Fires Alerts

The Araucania region of Chile is currently experiencing a high level of wildfires due to years of drought.

Fires in Northeastern China

The MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite collected this natural-color image which detected dozens of fires burning in northeastern China on March 25, 2016.

Anderson Creek Fire in Kansas

The Anderson Creek Fire which straddles the line between Oklahoma and Kansas, began last week in Oklahoma and spread north to Kansas.

Spring Snow Cover in The Alps

Late winter storms dropped a fresh coating of snow across the Alps in mid-March 2016.

Goddard Pioneers: Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering

NASA began empowering female scientists and engineers more than 20 years before Women’s History Month became an official national celebration.

First Comes Fire Then Comes Crops in India

The Suomi NPP satellite instruments detected dozens of fires burning in India on March 22, 2016.

West African Agricultural Fires Light Up

The cyclical clearing of last year's crop remains begins anew as fires blaze across West Africa.

New Growing Season Means New Fires in Indochina

Each year farmers in Indochina and across the globe must get their fields ready for the new planting season.

Fires in Colombia and Venezuela

Aqua collected this natural-color image of Colombia (left) and Venezuela (right) with the MODIS instrument on March 10, 2016.

Field Campaign Will Sample Korean Air

The Korean peninsula is an ideal laboratory for understanding air quality. The peninsula sits downwind from several major pollution sources, and also has a few of its own.

Color off the Coast of South Australia

NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image of colorful blue-green water off the coast of South Australia.

Fires Across Thailand and Cambodia

This visible-light image shows hundreds of fires burning across Thailand and Cambodia.

Saharan Dust Sweeps over the Iberian Peninsula

The skies over Portugal and Spain took on an unusually yellow hue this week.
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