Two companies are now using satellite imagery to provide homeowners with more accurate estimates for roof construction work.
Google Maps and Google Earth have received a 700 trillion pixel upgrade in their satellite map imagery.
Thanks to California’s ongoing drought, nearly 888 million trees have experienced drought-related stress since 2011. Of these trees, 58 million have reached dangerous water-loss thresholds, researchers say.
A new online program called Fossil Finds allows people to become archaeologists in their own homes. Satellite images captured by drones and kites are uploaded for people to examine for fossils.
A team of researchers recently mapped tree populations, finding that about 3.04 trillion trees live on our planet.
NASA recently compared satellite images of Earth's surface to see the effects of increased groundwater pumping. The profiles they found revealed that subsidence is occurring in the San Joaquin Valley at an increased rate.
It's been more than a week since the developing world of Nepal was struck by a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Aid and recovery efforts are now in full swing, and NASA, of all groups, seems to be one of the first to provide information that's uniquely valuable to responders.
The United States is not exactly unfamiliar with massive forest fires. In the last two years alone, two stunning megafires turned a grand total of nearly 350,000 acres of land to ash and dust. In the wake of such fires, it's understandable that professionals expected to facilitate natural recovery would be a little overwhelmed. Thankfully, NASA is now stepping in, providing satellite information that is key for helping local ecosystems recover.