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Satellite analysis used to map the scale of deforestation by Australian beef farmers

Satellite images are increasingly used to document changes on earth, including the presence and size of Uyghur Muslim detention camps in China and secret missile bases in Iran. Satellite analysis was used in a survey by the Unearthed branch of Greenpeace to identify the significant deforestation carried out by the beef industry in Australia. Analyzing […]

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Satellite analysis used to map the extent of deforestation by Australian cattle ranchers

Satellite images are increasingly being used to document changes on earth, including the presence and size of Uyghur Muslim detention camps in China and secret missile bases in Iran. Satellite analysis was used in a survey by the Unearthed arm of Greenpeace to identify the extensive deforestation carried out by the cattle ranching industry in […]

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Map: Where Ida left Louisiana and Mississippi without power

Number of customers without electricity per hour The New York Times·Source: PowerOutage.us More than 850,000 homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi were still without power Friday morning, according to data from PowerOutage.us, after Hurricane Ida made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana on Sunday as a Category 4 storm. Percentage of customers without electricity on […]

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IESA research uses satellites to map algal blooms

Dr. Amber Ignatius knows that too much of a good thing can be bad. A prime example is the algae that grows in Lake Lanier and its tributaries in northeast Georgia. “Algae are excellent for photosynthesis, which generates oxygen for the Earth and its inhabitants. Algae also provide food for fish and other […]

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Stanford scientists combine satellite data and machine learning to map poverty

One of the biggest challenges in helping people living in poverty is locating them. The availability of accurate and reliable information on the location of poor areas is surprisingly lacking for much of the world, especially on the African continent. Aid groups and other international organizations often fill the gaps with door-to-door surveys, but these […]