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The Space Geodesy Project: Surveying the World

The Space Geodesy Project makes exact measurements of locations and distances on Earth from sites across the globe.

#Aurora: How Twitter is Illuminating Scientists’ Understanding of the Northern Lights

Scientists at NASA are using Twitter to track and learn about the polar lights.

2017 NASA Water Resources Team Supports Water Resources Management

Annual NASA Water Resources Team meeting provides a forum for water resources community to exchange information, share updates and collaborate.

Insight for a Changing World: 14th GEO Plenary

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GEO pivots its strategic mission to focus on putting it vast resources into the hands of users.

Reducing Disaster Risks Through Earth Observations

AmeriGEOSS takes a new approach to disaster preparedness. This is the first article in a series covering GEO Week in Washington, D.C., Oct. 23-27.

Melting Sea Ice Sheets: Fading Adélie Penguin Populations

The melting of ice sheets in Antarctica is a problem that has worsened over time. One of the most devastating consequences is the decline in the population of Adélie penguins in the Antarctic Peninsula.

Derretimiento de Capas de Hielo Marítimas: Poblaciones de Pingüinos Adélie en Disminución

La biodiversidad juega un rol principal en el estudio de la Peninsula Antartica debido a la interconexion de las especies en esta zona. En los ultimos veinte anos se ha evidenciado, por medio del uso de imagenes satelitales, un cambio sustancial en la distribución de las colonias del pinguino Adelie (Pygoscelis adeliae), lo cual ha generado grandes variaciones en otras especies de la zona, alterando su dieta e incluso su distribucion.

Deforestation in Tesso Nilo, Indonesia Threatens Sumatran Tiger

The tropical forest Tesso Nilo, located in the province of Riau in Sumatra, Indonesia, is one of the most biodiverse in the planet. However, during the last 20 years the Tesso Nilo has been affected by the constant deforestation carried out in this area, which has threatened numerous species that live in the forest, especially the Sumatran tiger.

Deforestación en Tesso Nilo, Indonesia: una amenaza para el Tigre de Sumatra

El bosque tropical de Tesso Nilo, ubicado en la provincia de Riau en Sumatra, Indonesia, es uno de los mas biodiversos del planeta. No obstante, durante los ultimos 20 anos el Tesso Nilo se ha visto afectado por la constante deforestación llevada a cabo en la zona, lo cual ha amenazado a numerosas especies animales que habitan en el bosque, especialmente al Tigre de Sumatra..

Phytoplankton: Is the Basis of the Food Chain Doomed?

Global warming and the increase of ultraviolet (UV) radiation have damaged phytoplankton populations, which, as the basis of the ocean’s food chain, affect all other organisms in the system.