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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.