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Spain Browned by Drought

Unseasonable heat and meager rainfall parched the world’s largest olive oil producing region in spring 2023.

NASA Goddard, National Philharmonic Explore Cosmos Through Imagery, Music Collaboration

Awe-inspiring NASA visuals combined with the might of a live symphonic orchestra last week in “Cosmic Cycles,” a multimedia collaboration among the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, the National Philharmonic, and composer Henry Dehlinger.

A Deluge in Italy

Heavy rains caused destructive flash flooding in the Emilia-Romagna region.

Shifting Sand Spits

The shape of China’s Qinghai Lake changes in lockstep with climate.

Tulare Lake Grows

Flooding in the California lakebed continues to spread as spring brings snowmelt from the Sierras.

Freddy Brings Lean Times to Malawi

Hunger is on the rise in Malawi after the tropical cyclone devastated crops in the southern part of the country.

VP Harris, South Korea President Yoon Visit NASA Goddard

Vice President Kamala Harris and Republic of Korea (ROK) President Yoon Suk Yeol saw firsthand how NASA studies climate change during a visit to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, this afternoon.

VP Harris, South Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol to Visit NASA Goddard

Vice President Kamala Harris and Republic of Korea (ROK) President Yoon Suk Yeol will visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Tuesday, April 25, to see firsthand the agency’s climate change work. NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy and Goddard Center Director Makenzie Lystrup will join them on tour.

A Boom Year for Sierra Nevada Snow

Atmospheric rivers delivered a huge amount of snow to the California mountain range.

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Earth Science in Action

This Earth Day, you can join us in person and online to see how our observations help us monitor the planet’s vital signs and share them with scientists and citizens around the world.

Warming Water and Downpours in Peru

As coastal waters heat up, torrential rains and floods are swamping the northern part of the country.

A Surge of Floodwater For Owens Lake

The normally dry lakebed is wet again after an atmospheric river unleashed torrential rains.

NASA Releases Agency Climate Strategy

NASA has been working to better understand our home planet from the unique vantage point of space since the first TIROS satellites launched in the 1960s. Today, with more than two dozen Earth-observing satellites and instruments, it’s clearer than ever that our planet is an interconnected system.

Joint NASA, CNES Water-Tracking Satellite Reveals First Stunning Views

The international Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission – led by NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) – has sent back some of its first glimpses of water on the planet’s surface, showing ocean currents like the Gulf Stream in unprecedented detail.

Warming Makes Droughts, Extreme Wet Events More Frequent, Intense

Scientists have predicted that droughts, floods will become more frequent and severe as our planet warms and climate changes, but measuring this on regional scales has proven difficult.

Floods Swamp Australia’s Northern Territory

Days of rain have swollen rivers and lakes in the sparsely populated territory.

Flooded Rice Fields in Louisiana

The low-lying alluvial plain of the Mississippi River Valley is home to much of the nation’s rice farms.

Landslides in São Paulo, Brazil

After torrential rains, satellite images revealed widespread landslides in the Brazilian state’s coastal municipality of São Sebastião.

Flooding Along the Orontes River

Some towns and farmland were flooded after powerful earthquakes and heavy rains struck areas of Türkiye and Syria.

Landslides in Türkiye

Scientists are using satellite images to locate landslides following the powerful earthquakes that struck in early February.

Peyman Abbaszadeh: Hydrology and Hope for the Future

Peyman Abbaszadeh works with researchers around the world to model and estimate the ways in which water flows above and below the surface of the Earth.

NASA Scientists Help with Turkey, Syria Earthquake Response

NASA’s Earth Applied Sciences Disasters program area is coordinating with stakeholders, providing maps, data and scientific expertise to aid ongoing response efforts and risk assessments.

Reservoirs Rise, but Groundwater Woes Remain

The water delivered by winter storms in 2022-2023 is likely insufficient to reverse the longer-term depletion of California’s groundwater.

Cheneso Floods Madagascar

Heavy rain from the tropical cyclone triggered flash floods and landslides along the island nation’s northwestern coast.

NASA Spinoffs Bolster Climate Resilience, Improve Medical Care, More

The latest edition of NASA’s Spinoff publication features dozens of new commercialized technologies that use the agency’s technology, research, and/or expertise to benefit people around the globe. It also includes a section highlighting technologies of tomorrow.

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