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Studying Grassland From Space

The Sentinel-2 space mission began with the launch of Earth observation satellite Sentinel-2A in June 2015, and Sentinel-2B was launched in March 2017.

Cow Burps Seen From Space

On 2nd March 2022, high-resolution satellites owned and operated by GHGSat, the environmental data company, detected methane (CH4) emissions coming from an agricultural area in California's Joaquin Valley.

While observing from the International Space Station (ISS), an astronaut took this photograph of part of the Karakum Desert in Turkmenistan.

Thomas Pesquet: Deforestation in the Amazon, you can clearly see where the rain forest has been removed.

Orbital View Of Canadian Crop Art

Thomas Pesquet: A study in fields in Canada... it looks like a barcode or some modern art, or maybe a computer glitch... no we are not in the matrix, but this is #CropArt!

Observing Earth's Agriculture From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: A sight we see often while flying over our planet: peas in the desert, a Pacman invasion, or Earth's record collection?

Millions of people suffer from food insecurity around the globe. With the help of Earth-observing satellites, the NASA-USAID SERVIR project is hoping to reduce that number.

The Earth is heating up. The effects of human-caused global climate change are becoming more and more apparent as we see more record-breaking heat waves, intense droughts, shifts in rainfall patterns and a rise in average temperatures. And these environmental changes touch every part of crop production.

Nearly one in 10 people globally were exposed to severe levels of food insecurity in 2019, according to the United Nations (UN).

It's the weekend, and freshly caught fish sizzles on the grill. The view: an unforgettable beach and the cobalt blues of the Pacific Ocean in the backdrop.

Deforestation dropped by 18 percent in two years in African countries where organizations subscribed to receive warnings from a new service using satellites to detect decreases in forest cover in the tropics.

On March 25, 2020, the Indian government placed its 1.3 billion citizens under a strict lockdown to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Bangkok's Green Lung

Captured on 22 January 2019 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite, this true-colour image shows Thailand's most populous city Bangkok, and its 'Green Lung' Bang Kachao.

The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite captured this true-colour image on 5 February 2019, just three days after heavy rainfall in Rome and the surrounding area of Lazio, Italy.

Space Imaging Helps Predict Crop Yields

Farmers have always looked to the weather and the progress of their crops to try to predict how the harvest will go, but a new tool uses NASA satellite imagery to take the predictions to a whole new level -- to near-perfect, in fact.

Thomas Pesquet: People have been dotting the desert with irrigated fields in Jordan

Aswan High Dam The Aswan High Dam on the river Nile, creating Lake Nasser. North is left in this picture. Credits: ESA/NASA
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Monitoring Rice Production From Space

When global food prices spiked dramatically in late 2007 and into 2008, the costs of many basic dietary staples doubled or even tripled around the world, sparking protests and riots. Panicked governments stopped exporting food, aggravating the crisis.

Earth from Space: Cairo, Egypt

This image from Sentinel-2A on 13 August features Cairo, in Egypt. The capital of Egypt, Cairo is one of the largest cities in Africa. It has existed for over 1000 years on the same spot on the Nile River banks. Located in the northeastern part of the country, Cairo is the passage to the Nile delta.

Colorful View of Spain From Orbit

Astronaut Scott Kelly posted this photo of Spain taken from the International Space Station on Instagram.

In 2013, this part of Bahia State in Brazil included just a single center-pivot irrigation circle.

As Californians continue pumping groundwater in response to the historic drought, the California Department of Water Resources today released a new NASA report showing land in the San Joaquin Valley is sinking faster than ever before, nearly 2 inches (5 centimeters) per month in some locations.

NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission to map global soil moisture and detect whether soils are frozen or thawed has begun science operations.

With its antenna now spinning at full speed, NASA's new Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory has successfully re-tested its science instruments and generated its first global maps, a key step to beginning routine science operations next month.

This 'interferogram' combines 19 scans by Sentinel-1A's radar over the San Joaquin Valley in the US state of California.