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Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA's Earth Day #GlobalSelfie

04.22.2014
NASA is inviting people all around the world to step outside on Earth Day, April 22, take a "selfie," and share it with the world on social media.

Environmental Watch with NASA’s Satellites

04.22.2014
Landsat satellites have monitored Earth’s environment for more than four decades, providing detailed imagery of some of our planet’s most precious ecosystems.
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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

04.18.2014
NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.

A Tale of Two Mountains

04.07.2014
The winter of 2013–2014 was a study in contrasts between mountains in the far western United States and in the interior West.

Aerial Views of the Landslide in Oso, Washington

04.04.2014
On March 25, 2014, we published this nadir view of debris and a barrier lake created by a major landslide near Oso, Washington; the image was acquired by the Landsat 8 satellite on March 23.
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Laboratory News

Margolis Named Distinguished Alumnus

04.04.2014
Congratulations to Hank Margolis (USRA) on his election as a Distinguished Alumnus by the College of Forestry of Oregon State University (OSU) for lifetime scientific achievements in Canada and the U.S.
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Overview

The Biospheric Sciences Laboratory studies terrestrial ecosystems and their interactions with the atmosphere using multiscale remote sensing, mathematical modeling, and advanced analytical techniques. This research allows Laboratory scientists to characterize and predict environmental changes due to natural and anthropogenic processes at local to global scales.

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