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Power Outage in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Fiona

Power Outage in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Fiona

by Tilottama Ghosh Red Band: JPSS NPP VIIRS DNB February 2022 monthly cloud free composite Green Band: JPSS NPP VIIRS DNB visible band Blue Band: JPSS NPP VIIRS DNB inverted M15 thermal band The areas of power outage are shown in red, normal power supply in yellow,...

Cuban Fuel Depot Fire Causes Energy Crisis

Cuban Fuel Depot Fire Causes Energy Crisis

By Elijah Mt. Castle A fuel storage depot in Matanzas, Cuba burned for 5 days. The fire destroyed 4 crude oil tankers in the port which made up 40% of the country's reserves. The oil in Matanzas is mainly used for generating electricity. The country has already been...

Silo Fire at Site of Former Explosion In Beirut

Silo Fire at Site of Former Explosion In Beirut

By Elijah Mt. Castle There is a grain silo fire burning in the capital of Lebanon, Beirut. The age of the grain has caused it to begin fermenting, adding alcohol to the fire. The blaze started in early July and has been continuously burning. The fire is currently...

Wildfire in Yosemite National Park

Wildfire in Yosemite National Park

By Elijah Mt. Castle The Washburn Fire burning in the southern tip of Yosemite National Park is threatening the Mariposa Grove of giant sequoia trees. The grove contains 500 giant trees some of which are more than 2,000 years old. As a preventative measure, sprinklers...

Wildfire in Cyprus

Wildfire in Cyprus

By Elijah Mt. Castle There is a large wildfire in northern Cyprus. Started by a vehicle fire it quickly spread to over 10,000 acres. Fire crews have been sent by Israel, Turkey, the UN, the UK, and the Republic of Cyprus to help fight the blaze. Cyprus has a rich...

Wildfires in Arizona

Wildfires in Arizona

By Elijah Mt. Castle There are multiple fires burning north of Flagstaff Arizona. The fires are burning in Coconino National Forest. They threaten multiple communities, schools, and cultural landmarks. The Pipeline fire started on the 12th of June. It has burned over...

Chinese Fishing Fleet Returns Yearly to Argentina

Chinese Fishing Fleet Returns Yearly to Argentina

By Elijah Mt. Castle A Chinese fishing fleet has returned to the waters around Argentina. This fleet has returned year after year to fish outside of Argentina's economic exclusion zone (EEZ). The coastal waters inside of the EEZ are biodiverse and home to the second...

Largest Wildfires in New Mexico’s History

Largest Wildfires in New Mexico’s History

By Elijah Mt. Castle Wildfire season has started early in New Mexico. Multiple wildfires have been burning in the state since April. These fires have surpassed the largest fires in New Mexico's history. Dry conditions, high winds, and the number of fires have hindered...

2021 Flaring Numbers Published

2021 Flaring Numbers Published

By Tamara Sparks EOG has posted our annual 2021 flaring numbers on our VNF website. Global flaring increased slightly in 2021 to 156.2 BCM from 152.6 BCM in 2020, including upstream and downstream flaring. Both upstream and downstream flaring saw a slight increase....

Blackout in Puerto Rico seen by VIIRS satellite

Blackout in Puerto Rico seen by VIIRS satellite

By Tamara Sparks The island-wide power outage caused by a fire at a power plant in Puerto Rico is visible in satellite imagery from the VIIRS day night band. Widespread loss of lighting on April 7, 2022, indicated in red, is seen across the island, although there are...