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New NASA maps will help Liberia chart course for a sustainable future

By Kiley Price

March 17, 2021
In partnership with Conservation International and NASA, the government of Liberia recently mapped the country’s diverse ecosystems — from lush forests to coastal mangroves — and analyzed how they have changed over time.
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New tool provides gauge for freshwater health

By Allie Goldstein

March 19, 2018
Scientists created a scoring system for freshwater health.
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With eye to hungry planet, new tech watches soil health

By Morgan Lynch

February 15, 2018
An estimated 10 billion people will walk the Earth by 2050 — how will humanity grow enough food on land that is increasingly tapped out?
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Tradition meets tech: Can satellite data help indigenous peoples protect their lands?

By Bruno Vander Velde

October 25, 2017
A new effort seeks to put data tools in the hands of the people on the front lines of conservation: indigenous communities.
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How you can help fight wildfires — from your couch

By Sophie Bertazzo

September 22, 2016
Firecast Onsight is a new app that uses satellite data to monitor forest fires in near real-time, anywhere in the world.
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