Beetle Damage in the Black Hills
Ponderosa pine forests in the Black Hills of South Dakota are the focus of this week’s USGS Image of the Week.
Lake Thompson, South Dakota
Many lakes in South Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region are expanding.
Burning Man's Temporary City
Every year, tens of thousands of people descend upon an unforgiving windswept playa in northwestern Nevada to build a city.
One Year Ago: Total Eclipse Darkens Nebraska Sandhills
A total solar eclipse darkened the skies over the United States on Aug. 21, 2017.
Mendocino Complex Fire Scorches Northern California
Landsat 8 captured satellite views of California's largest wildfire on record in the summer of 2018. The Mendocino Complex fire in northern California is a combination of two fires: the Ranch Fire and the River Fire.
8 Million Landsat Scenes
The Landsat archive has added its 8 millionth scene.
The Progress of Landsat Sensor Technology
Landsat sensor technology has come a long way since the days of the Return Beam Vidicon cameras on the first three Landsat satellites.
Deadly Mudslides in Japan
Torrential rainfall swamped western Japan in July of 2018.
Solai Dam Tragedy in Kenya
Heavy spring rains and widespread flooding has killed more than 150 people and displaced thousands in Kenya this year.
A History of Lava Flows at Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano
New fissures opened up on Hawaii's Big Island in early May 2018, spouting lava that destroyed homes in the Leilani Estates neighborhood.