Forest Fire in Philippines

Forest Fire in Philippines

For the past week forest fires have been ravaging the Benguet province in the Philippines. Fire crews have been combating the blaze since last Tuesday. The fires have been estimated to have destroyed at least a thousand hectares of pine forest. The highest...
Slash and Burn Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

Slash and Burn Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

These purple, blue, and green placemarks showing heat signatures recorded by VIIRS Nightfire (VNF) over Africa have put a perspective on the vast use of slash and burn farming techniques happening as of Feb. 26, 2020. Slash and burn agriculture techniques is thought...
Oil Industry in North Dakota

Oil Industry in North Dakota

This satellite image superimposed with data from VIIRS Nightfire (VNF) displays the north-west corner of North Dakota. Each pin is a specific heat signature from one or more of the more than 16,000 active wells in the region that falls in the same detector footprint....