World's biggest iceberg captured by RAF cameras

A reconnaissance flight in the South Atlantic obtains spectacular imagery of the giant iceberg A68a.

bbcnews
today ~3 min

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A68a: World's biggest iceberg is fraying at the edges

High resolution imagery shows ocean waves are taking their toll on the giant ice block called A68a.

bbcnews
Dec. 2, 2020 ~4 min

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Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

The key missions recording the loss of thickness in glaciers and sea-ice won't last the decade.

bbcnews
Nov. 28, 2020 ~5 min

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Sentinel-6: 'Dog kennel' satellite to measure sea-level rise

It may look like a dog house in space, but Sentinel-6 will make the most precise map of ocean height.

bbcnews
Nov. 21, 2020 ~7 min

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Inverted cables doom European Vega rocket

Improperly installed wiring caused the rocket, with its satellite payloads, to veer off course.

bbcnews
Nov. 17, 2020 ~4 min

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Norway funds satellite map of world's tropical forests

Norway pays for a monthly satellite dataset to track the state of the world's tropical forests.

bbcnews
Oct. 22, 2020 ~4 min

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Satellites picture methane across the globe

The GHGSat company releases a tool to show how methane varies in the atmosphere across the world.

bbcnews
Oct. 21, 2020 ~4 min

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Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we've mapped the key places to do it

A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.

Greg Asner, Director, Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science and Professor, Arizona State University • conversation
Sept. 8, 2020 ~9 min

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Europe's small Vega rocket returns to action

After a flight failure in 2019, the Vega rocket executes a flawless deployment of 53 satellites.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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Esa and Nasa line up satellites to measure Antarctic sea-ice

Aligning polar satellites will enable the first ever reliable maps of Antarctic sea-ice thickness.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 7, 2020 ~6 min

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