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High-Resolution Satellites Help Monitor and Respond to Fires in Southeast Asia

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By Josh Winer, Sales Manager at DigitalGlobe; Nigel Sizer, Global Director of World Resource Institute’s Forests Program; James Anderson, Forests Communications Officer at World Resource Institute One of the most devastating threats to the environment, economy, and human health in Indonesia comes in the form of fire. Forest and bush fires, often associated with agricultural [...]

DigitalGlobe Launches Crowdsourcing Campaign to Help Save Hawaii’s Native Forests

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In partnership with The Nature Conservancy, DigitalGlobe today activated its Tomnod crowdsourcing platform to help preserve Hawaii’s remaining native forests, the areas that remain mostly untouched by civilization. Invasive weeds, such as the Australian Tree Fern and African Tulip Tree, are aggressively spreading throughout Hawaii’s high-elevation rainforests. In fact, invasive species have contributed to the [...]

Search for Flight MH370 – Possible Debris in the Indian Ocean

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DigitalGlobe today confirmed that it provided the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) with the satellite images that appear to show debris that may be related to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which has been missing for 12 days and counting. The satellite images were captured on March 16 by our WorldView-2 satellite at a resolution of [...]