CONSERVATION NEWS

News, views and features from the front lines of conservation

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News spotlight: New satellite offers view into nearly all of Earth’s waters

By Emma Cummings-Krueger

January 3, 2023
In case you missed it: As climate change drives sea level rise, and more extreme droughts and floods, understanding the world’s water patterns is increasingly important. Luckily, scientists are coming up with new ways to adapt. The latest: satellites.
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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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