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NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Lynn Jenner
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Lynn Jenner


California’s King Fire Triples In Size

California’s King Fire tripled in size from Monday, September 15 to Tuesday morning, September 16, and current weather conditions are doing nothing more than helping it along. The hot, drought conditions and winds have produced over 12 major fires that still burn all over California. The King Fire is just one of them. It is […]

forest spring


Trees Growing At A Faster Rate

Trees have been growing significantly faster since the 1960s. The typical development phases of trees and stands have barely changed, but they have accelerated – by as much as 70 percent. This was the outcome of a study carried out by scientists from Technische Universität München (TUM) based on long-term data from experimental forest plots […]

Central America and Caribbean
Central America and Caribbean


Caribbean Island Nations Vulnerable To Climate Change

Constant droughts, increased hurricane frequency, extreme weather phenomena, sea-level rise, coastal erosion and ocean acidification are some of the climate change effects that Caribbean islands are already facing, and that threaten their survival. In response, Caribbean leaders at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), held September 1-4 in Samoa, called for […]

Changes in more than 130 Alaskan glaciers are being surveyed by scientists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in a DHC-3 Otter as part of NASA’s multi-year Operation IceBridge. Image Credit: Chris Larsen, University of Alaska-Fairbanks
Changes in more than 130 Alaskan glaciers are being surveyed by scientists at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks in a DHC-3 Otter as part of NASA’s multi-year Operation IceBridge. Image Credit: Chris Larsen, University of Alaska-Fairbanks


NASA Airborne Campaigns Focus On Climate Impacts In Arctic

Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. As the region’s summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying how rising temperatures are affecting the Arctic. NASA researchers this summer and fall are carrying […]

Central Asia
Central Asia


Growing Water Tensions In Central Asia

Growing tensions in the Ferghana Valley are exacerbated by disputes over shared water resources. To address this, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan urgently need to step back from using water or energy as a coercive tool and focus on reaching a series of modest, bilateral agreements, pending comprehensive resolution of this serious problem. Political rivalries, economic […]