An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study.
David Starr, project scientist of the PODEX experiment, discusses a new class of instruments that could reshape the next generation of atmospheric science.
Today, NASA will deploy the first experimental flight of a multi-year airborne science campaign.
A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.
NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures.
The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft recently cleared its final major design review, demonstrating that spacecraft development is on track to provide critical environmental data when launched no later than the first quarter of calendar year 2017.
A new way of studying and visualizing Earth science data from NASA and the U.S. Geological Landsat satellite program is resulting in, for the first time, the ability to tease out the small events that can cause big changes.
NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) is scheduled to launch Feb. 11 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
Residents in Calif.'s San Joaquin Valley will see some unusual air traffic over their region in January and February of 2013 -- two NASA aircraft measuring air pollution.
NASA and NOAA satellites have provided data on the powerful storm that dropped more than a foot of snow in some Midwestern states.
Sea ice thickness data gathered in April 2012 by NASA's Operation IceBridge has been used in seasonal sea ice forecasts for the first time.
The TRMM satellite found an unusually tall towering thunderstorm in Cyclone Evan.
An Air Force transport plane delivered the TDRS-K communications satellite to Kennedy so it can be processed for launch in January.
The radar on NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite had observed Tropical Cyclone Evan four times as of Sunday, Dec. 16, and two of those overflights merit a closer examination.
A new NASA-funded prototype system developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) of Boulder, Colo., now is providing weather forecasts that can help flights avoid major storms as they travel over remote ocean regions.
Why does the western portion of Australia look so lit up in the new "Black Marble" imagery?
This new look at our planet at night shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across Earth in greater detail than ever before.
Before a lack of rain and record-breaking heat signaled a problem in July 2012, scientists observed another indication of drought in data from NASA and NOAA satellites: plant stress.
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite observed the eyewall of Super-typhoon Bopha in 3-D shortly before noon on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 (Philippines local time).
Scientists using NASA satellite data and climate models have projected drier conditions likely will cause increased fire activity across the United States in coming decades.