Set of maps illustrating how researchers used deep learning to map trees in West Africa.

Mapping Trees in West Africa

Mark Altaweel

Researchers used high resolution satellite imagery and machine learning to map trees in West Africa.

This astronaut photograph of the Eastern Branch of the Rift (near Kenya’s southern border) highlights the classical geologic structures associated with a tectonic rift valley. Astronaut photograph ISS030-E-35487 was acquired on January 14, 2012.

The Continent of Africa Might Eventually Split

Elizabeth Borneman

Rifts could split Africa into pieces and create a new ocean that would form in the rift valleys.

Haloarchaea are salt-loving microorganisms that impart the pink and red colors of Lake Natron in Tanzania. Image: Landsat 8 acquired March 6, 2017.

This Lake is Home to the Highest Concentrations of Lesser Flamingos in East Africa

Caitlin Dempsey

The protective salt marshes that ring Lake Natron in Tanzania have nurtured the highest concentrations of lesser and greater flamingos in East Africa.

Changes in Countries and Capital

Caitlin Dempsey

Listed here are more recently formed countries and capitals that have moved and well as some geography news items about some countries.

Brought to the Carribean by enslaved Africans, this is the only baobab tree on St. John. Photo: Carrie Stengel, NPS, Virgin Islands National Park, public domain.

Study Shows Southern African Ancient Baobabs Are Dying

Katarina Samurović

A study published in the journal Nature Plants found that 9 of out of 13 oldest, and 5 of 6 most massive baobab trees died during the study, many of them suddenly.

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