News and Events

News and Events

E.g., 12/13/2018
E.g., 12/13/2018
December 7, 2018NASA Science Shows Human Impact of Clean Air Policies
November 13, 2018NASA Earth’s Applied Sciences Program Continues Its Commitment to Public Health on One Health Day 2018
November 13, 2018Space Views Aid Florida ‘Red Tide’ Health Alerts
November 13, 2018NASA Satellites Help Scientists Determine the Global Burden of Asthma
November 13, 2018Air Pollution Leads to Millions of ER Visits for Asthma Attacks Worldwide
November 13, 2018US Air Pollution Deaths Nearly Halved Between 1990 and 2010
November 6, 2018During the 6th Annual Conference of the Virginia Coastal Policy Center at the College of William & Mary Law School, Governor Ralph Northam today signed a sweeping executive order to bolster Virginia’s resilience to sea level rise and natural hazards. Executive Order Twenty Four lays out a series of actions the Commonwealth will undertake to limit the impact of flooding, extreme weather events, and wildfires. The Executive Order, broad in scope and objectives, is among the most comprehensive actions undertaken by any state to improve resilience and protect people and property from natural catastrophes. Most significantly, the executive order directs the development of a “Coastal Resilience Master Plan” to protect our coastline from sea level rise and extreme weather.
November 1, 2018Monitoring Outflow and Algae A NASA team was able to use satellite imagery to observe effects of a repair of Los Angeles' largest wastewater treatment plant. Image of the day for October 30, 2018 Instruments: Landsat 8 — OLI Landsat 8 — TIRS
November 1, 2018From 2014 to 2016, Vietnam experienced its worst drought in 90 years, with 52 out of the 63 provinces affected. This event and subsequent disasters emphasized the Vietnamese government’s need for a reliable system that can provide forecast information about rainfall and drought. To address this challenge, SERVIR-Mekong worked with Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) to develop a geospatial tool which enables agencies under MARD to prepare for and respond to droughts more effectively. As a part of this effort, SERVIR-Mekong, in collaboration with the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources (VAWR), calibrated the Regional Hydrologic Extremes Assessment System (RHEAS) model for drought forecasting in Ninh Thuan Province. Read more at https://www.servirglobal.net/Global/Articles/Article/2676/improving-drought-resilience-and-water-resource-management-in-vietnam.
October 5, 2018U.S. Wildfire Smoke Deaths Could Double by 2100