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Cloud-piercing satellites unleash torrent of new data, new insights into planet Earth

By Cassandra Kane

March 21, 2016
Radar-based technology could expand what we know about how people are using land from Sumatra to Peru.
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A scientific treasure hunt to find — and save — nature’s ‘capital’

By Rachel Neugarten

March 17, 2016
Conservation International scientists are using maps to figure out which natural areas are most vital for Cambodia’s 15 million people.
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Fishing ban in remote Pacific waters is working, report finds

By Bruno Vander Velde

March 10, 2016
Satellite and ship-tracking technology bring good news for a California-sized swath of ocean.
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A ‘Fitbit for the oceans’ aims to boost ailing seas

By Cassandra Kane

February 19, 2016
The Ocean Health Index can accurately isolate the ocean’s ills — and even help prescribe a cure.
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Wake up: You need sustainable coffee

By Bruno Vander Velde

September 30, 2015
The morning drink of choice for millions of people around the world starts with a tree in a tropical country. Unfortunately, the harvest of this magical bean is not always sustainable.
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