Keeping a Steady Eye on Sea Level Change from Space

Over the course of nearly three decades, an uninterrupted series of satellites has circled our planet, diligently measuring sea levels. The continuous record of ocean height that they’ve built has helped researchers reveal the inner workings of weather phenomena like El Niño and to forecast how much the ocean could encroach on coastlines around the […]

NASA, Partner Space Agencies Amass Global View of COVID-19 Impacts

In response to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) have joined forces to use the collective scientific power of their Earth-observing satellite data to document planet-wide changes in the environment and human society. The wealth of these agencies’ collective information now is available at the […]

NASA Fosters Innovative Ways to Understand Biodiversity

The yellow-billed cuckoo has soft brown wings, a white belly, a long tail with black and white spots, and is running out of places to live. The cuckoo’s population in its native breeding range in the eastern United States has declined in recent decades due to urbanization, heat waves and other factors. Climate change will […]

NASA Wins 4 Webbys, 4 People’s Voice Awards

Winners include the JPL-managed “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign, NASA’s Global Climate Change website and Solar System Interactive. NASA today received four 2020 Webby awards, highlighting the agency’s diverse digital offerings in websites, social media and apps across its broad programs. “We are very pleased that these awards show the diversity of our digital […]

NASA’s Claire Parkinson Named Finalist for Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal

On May 3, 2020, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service announced 27 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammies) finalists for 2020 – outstanding federal employees who serve the public good and are addressing many of our country’s greatest challenges. One of those winners is climatologist and author Claire Parkinson of NASA’s Goddard […]