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.

Deeper Water Horizons – the Quest of Mandy Joye

Marine expert Mandy Joye continues to inspire, motivate and study in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Protecting Coral Reefs from Climate Change Impacts through Sustainable Tourism

In the face of global climate change and coral reef degradation, the Green Fins initiative promotes conservation through sustainable reef-dependent businesses.

Waves of Change: Coexisting with Oceanic Oscillations in the Marshall Islands

The project team partnered with the Regional Climate Services Director (RCSD) for the Pacific Region under NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) to analyze near-real time (i.e., weekly) spatial and temporal patterns and trends in sea-surface height (SSH) around the US Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI).

A Step Ahead: Analyzing Cyclone Vulnerability to Coordinate Disaster Relief Efforts in the Philippines

The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) are home to an array of diverse and stunning habitats.

Arctic Invaders

The rapid expansion of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) into aquatic and wetland systems has reduced native plant abundance, decreased species diversity, and degraded wildlife habitats for birds and amphibians throughout North America.

Agua in Aconcagua: Integrating NASA Earth Observations into Chile Water Management Practices

The Aconcagua basin of central Chile, just north of the capital city of Santiago, is an arid region dominated by the Andes Mountains and heavily dependent on glaciers and seasonal meltwater for its water reserves.

Linking Managed and Natural Ecosystems Through Evapotranspiration and NASA’s Upcoming ECOSTRESS Mission

NASA DEVELOP team uses NASA Earth observations to map winter cover crop conservation performance in the Chesapeake Bay watershed to improve agricultural management strategies.

Geology, biology agree on Pangaea supercontinent breakup dates

Independent estimates from geology and biology agree on the timing of the breakup of the Pangaea supercontinent into today’s continents, scientists have found.

Smoke from wildfires can have lasting climate impact

Researchers have found that carbon particles released into the air from burning trees and other organic matter are much more likely than previously thought to travel to the upper levels of the atmosphere, where they can interfere with rays from the sun — sometimes cooling the air and at other times warming it.

Better data for assessing local climate policies

Cities and local governments have teamed up to combat climate change from the bottom up, yet little is known about the impact those measures have had on reducing emissions, according to Jan Minx

Heavier precipitation in the northeast began in 1996, research concludes

Over the past century, the Northeast has experienced an increase in the number of storms with extreme precipitation. A new study finds that the increase in extreme Northeast storms occurred as an abrupt shift in 1996, particularly in the spring and fall, rather than as a steady change over several decades.