Advanced techniques allowed our research team to build an open database of billions of individual trees and challenge some common perceptions about vegetation in arid and semi-arid zones.
Satellites, space stations and astronauts, aviation, GPS, power grids and more can be affected.
We used satellite images to study the life cycles of mangrove forests in the Northern Territory, Queensland, and New South Wales — and found a surprising degree of variation.
The dingo fence is the longest fence in the world. The environment looks almost identical on either side — until you view it from space.
Satellites impact our lives in many different ways, and some of these may surprise you.
Artificial intelligence can help us venture further in space.
Despite their enormous value, mangroves are being removed at an alarming rate. A new tool aims to help communities reverse mangrove loss and tap into conservation programs and funding.
India may land on the Moon this coming year, while Nasa will launch its new, powerful rocket farther into space than any other human rated spacecraft.
New research published in the journal Nature reveals that more than 1.2 million flow barriers exist on European rivers and that approximately 10% are obsolete.
In South African cities there's an uneven distribution of trees, greenery and parks across racial and income geographies.
Flaring, or burning, waste gas from energy production has sharply increased over the past decade. It wastes usable fuel, pollutes the air, and helps drive climate change.
Supercomputers in Canberra and Perth power the analysis and modelling that decision-makers rely on in national crises.
The data shows a big improvement of pollution levels over some cities – but in others, pollution has, perhaps surprisingly, increased.
It's important to remember that most of this greening is due to growth of grasses, which respond more rapidly after rain.
A scientist whose Kangaroo Island home was threatened by the summer's bushfires says there is a 'knowledge gap' between satellite data and useful maps that can protect communities.
By understanding how bushfire maps are created, and what their features represent, you can get better at spotting fake ones.
We pulled four before-and-after NASA satellite images and asked bushfire researcher Grant Williamson to reflect on the story they tell.
China has embraced the concept of Digital Earth – the use of data from satellites to create a visual map of what's happening at every point on the planet – and is now a key player in making it happen.
Free space optical communication will allow the same connectivity in space we already have on Earth. And this will provide benefits across a number of sectors.
Hundreds of millions more people will now be at risk from rising seas in the coming decades - with Asia and island nations most vulnerable. How we react to the climate crisis is now even more crucial.