The Power of Scientific Modeling for Monitoring Ecosystems

Crowther Lab – A Resource Watch Partner Profile Climate change and biodiversity loss are among the two greatest threats facing society – and they are intrinsically linked. Preserving terrestrial ecosystems is of the utmost importance if we want to protect our environment and our communities. Understanding those ecosystems is a key step to informing how […]

7 Datasets Paint a Picture of Our Climate Future

< Blog It’s a big month for climate action. Policymakers, business leaders and citizens are converging in San Francisco this week for the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), which aims to boost international momentum for curbing climate change. The event will be followed by Climate Week in New York at the end of the month. It’s a good […]

Italy, Austria and China Top the List of Countries at High Risk of Landslides Right Now

Kerala, India made headlines last week when devastating floods and landslides reached their peak. Record monsoon rains and their resulting impacts have killed more than 350 people since June in the southern Indian state. But Kerala isn’t the only region currently facing extreme rainfall and potential landslides. NASA’s Landslide Hazard Assessment for Situational Awareness (LHASA) model tracks precipitation in areas susceptible to […]

Watch the Progression of California’s Largest Fire in History

< Blog Officials declared California’s Mendocino Complex Fire to be the largest in state history, burning more than 304,000 acres and counting. The blaze is only half contained. The video below shows the wildfire’s progression, as detected by NASA’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) and displayed on Resource Watch. NASA sensors first detected a large fire in the […]