Sustained Activiy In Antartica During COVID-19 Pandemic

Sustained Activiy In Antartica During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Elijah Mt. Castle and Mitch Burcham Imagery from Earth Observation Group’s VIIRS Nighttime Light provides additional support to a recent claim by The Atlantic that operations within Antarctica have maintained steady during the global COVID-19 outbreak. This image...
Wildfires Here in Colorado

Wildfires Here in Colorado

By William Helms On the morning of May 20, 2020, lightning struck in Las Animas County. This sparked a wildfire that would eventually spread to more than 11,000 acres of land in Southeastern Colorado over the following week. As seen in the above image, the wildfire...
Iraq Looking to Develop its Natural Gas Resource

Iraq Looking to Develop its Natural Gas Resource

By William Helms Since 2018, the United States has been putting pressure on Iraq to move toward energy independence. Iraq currently imports the majority of its natural gas from Iran, which is then burned for electricity. However, as a biproduct of its oil production,...
Argentina’s Popular Exclusive Economic Zone

Argentina’s Popular Exclusive Economic Zone

By William Helms Argentina is a nation with rich, natural squid resources. Its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is one of the best places for squid fishing on Earth. The EEZ, spanning for 200 nautical miles from any point of the Argentinean coast, is home to the...
VIIRS Nightfire Sees Multiple Wildfires in Arizona

VIIRS Nightfire Sees Multiple Wildfires in Arizona

By Mitch Burcham and Elijah Mt. Castle Continuing our ongoing efforts to report accurate and timely news related to fires around the world, the team at Earth Observation Group at the Payne Institute for Public Policy has created this map of three wildfires within...
VNF – A Tool Helping Fight Climate Change

VNF – A Tool Helping Fight Climate Change

By William Helms One of the potentially impactful abilities of VIIRS NightFire (VNF) is its capability to help estimate the amount of gas burned by routine flaring at oil fields. The constant burning of gas contributes to global warming by producing carbon dioxide. In...