Total burned area in 2019 compared to the 2001-2018 average in South America. From: Lizundia-Loiola, J., Pettinari, M.L., & Chuvieco, E. (2020). Temporal Anomalies in Burned Area via ESA.

2019 Was a Tumultuous Fire Season in the Amazon

Elizabeth Borneman

Scientists and researchers have pieced together the many impacts the 2019 Amazon fire season had on that region and the world as a whole.

Fire and Drought in the Amazon is Decimating Dung Beetle Populations

Caitlin Dempsey

Fire and drought are killing off dung beetles in the Amazon.

Mapping Plant Stress With Remote Sensing

Elizabeth Borneman

NASA researchers are able to map out plant stress using a remote sensing from ECOsystems Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station, or ECOSTRESS.

Small-scale Deforestation is on the Rise in the Amazon

Caitlin Dempsey

Researchers analyzed forest loss rates across the entire Amazon between 2001 and 2014. 

Using Satellites to Map Air Pollution from Wildfires

Elizabeth Borneman

The Copernicus Sentinel-5P mission is designed to monitor pollutants entering the atmosphere because of major forest fires.

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