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Algae clogs a lagoon in Toluca Valley, Mexico. Factories and homes that deplete the valley’s aquifers dump their wastewater here. (Courtesy P. Castellazzi). From Closed season.

Counting Trees in Africa's Drylands
Using commercial satellite data and machine learning, scientists discovered a surprisingly large number of trees in Africa's drylands. (November 19, 2020)

Commercial Satellites Shed Light on Small-Scale Agriculture
Researchers are using commercial, high-resolution imagery to map small-scale agriculture in Africa and Asia. (October 22, 2020)

NASA Earthdata Made Easy
Seeing through the clouds with Synthetic Aperture Radar. (October 21, 2020)

The Pangeo Project: Developing Community Tools For a New Era of Data Analysis
Pangeo is helping the Earth science community analyze data in the cloud with an ecosystem of collaborative, open-source tools.  (October 5, 2020)

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