September 13, 2019

Watch: Tracking marine mammals with tiny space satellites

For the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, understanding marine animal movement is critical. Telemetry of animals, including sea turtles, whales and sharks, can help with managing offshore drilling, wind turbine...

August 29, 2018

NASA satellite data paints picture of Southwestern wildlife

When most people think of NASA, they think of its space sciences wing. But researchers recently used satellite imagery as part of NASA’s earth sciences division to learn about the...

February 13, 2018

Trump nominates Reilly as new USGS director

President Trump has announced his nomination of James F. Reilly as the new director of the U.S. Geological Survey. An Idaho native, Reilly is a seasoned geoscientist. He has conducted...

April 7, 2016

Wildlife conservation from outer space

A cloudy day isn’t necessarily a bad day — at least when it comes to wildlife conservation. A recent study published in PLOS Biology shows that clouds observed by NASA...

August 4, 2015

Space Agencies and Conservation Scientists Collaboration Necessary

If publicly funded space agencies such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) collaborated with conservation scientists, they would probably be able to globally monitor biodiversity and help stop...