Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I am impressed with an environmental organization called “SkyTruth.” SkyTruth’s mission is to motivate and empower new constituencies for environmental protection, by using scientifically credible satellite images and other visual technologies to create compelling pictures that vividly illustrate environmental impacts. SkyTruth provides these pictures and supporting data to environmental advocates, the media, and the public. The stunning images that SkyTruth makes available, backed by scientifically robust information, are intended to stimulate changes in habitat protection, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable resource management. SkyTruth conducts its projects in close partnership with other environmental groups, and with local planners and resource managers, to complement the work that these organizations and agencies undertake on a broad spectrum of environmental issues. I have placed a link to the SkyTruth website in today’s transcript, available at kusp.org/landuse.
Because I subscribe to the SkyTruth blog, I recently found out that the U.S. Geological Survey is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Landsat program by sponsoring a contest, open to all U.S. citizens, called “My American Landscape: A Space Chronicle of Change.” Find out more from the link in today’s transcript.