Which U.S. Counties Are Struck by Hurricanes Most Frequently?

< Blog By Sarah Parsons, Liz Saccoccia and Kaitlin Walker Hurricane Florence has officially made landfall, and North Carolina’s residents are already feeling the effects. So far, hundreds of people have been rescued from rising waters and more than 500,000 are without power. Here’s what the hurricane looked like on September 12th, according to satellite data, as well […]

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 […]

4 Maps Reveal the Future of the Ocean

< Blog World Oceans Day is a prime time to look at the state of the seas. Thanks to a growing pile of data and scientific studies, we know more about the ocean today than we ever knew before. Data also enables us to look into the future and see what may be in store […]

Karachi, Pakistan’s Lethal Heatwaves Just a Taste of What’s to Come

< Blog Temperatures in Karachi, Pakistan’s most populated city, have soared above 113 degrees F in May 2018. Sixty-five people have already died due to heat-related illnesses, and NASA data shows it’s just a taste of what’s to come if emissions continue unabated. The map above shows projected change in extreme heat days in 2051-2080 compared to 1971-2000, under a high emissions scenario. […]