Thursday, August 08, 2013

A snapshot of sea ice. This image was compiled using data gathered by NASA's Aqua satellite on Sept. 3, 2010. (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio/flickr/CC-BY-2.0)

John Amos, President of SkyTruth, talks about using public domain satellite imagery to monitor environmentally harmful developments.


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Comments [6]

Vee from Manhattan

This segment was SO interesting and SO important. I heard a bit of it at lunchtime, so I'm listening to a podcast now. I have to tell you that if I hadn't heard part of the segment, I would not have been drawn to listen to it simply by your title, Skytruth. Please consider making your titles or subtitles consistently explanatory. How America's Obsessives Built a Nation is a very helpful title. Skytruth is only helpful to people who already know what Skytruth does. Thank you, Mr. Lopate, for doing this segment; and thank YOU, Mr. Amos, for doing what you do.

Aug. 08 2013 10:40 PM
John Amos from Shepherdstown, WV

Thanks for the opportunity to talk about SkyTruth. For folks who want to try their hand at bit of skytruthing, check out our FrackFinder project -- you can help us make a map all of the natural gas drilling and fracking sites across Pennsylvania --

Aug. 08 2013 02:01 PM
Sheree from Manhattan

Thank you for this important segment and thanks to SkyTruth for doing this eye-opening work: "a picture speaks 1000 words"

Aug. 08 2013 01:46 PM
genejoke from Brooklyn

Great guest and topic! I will read more about this. Thanks, Leonard.

Aug. 08 2013 01:42 PM

(Actually it's the completely destructive role played by quarries that I have found to be google map's most shocking revelation.

Even in relatively bucolic and wealthy residential areas in CT, NJ and NEPA, quarries of various types are as ubiquitous as they are secret. Only the midnight plumes of smoke, and the steady stream of dump trucks betray their hiding spots.

Aug. 08 2013 01:37 PM

cool use! Unfortunately it seems that the smartest polluters, exploiters and other dirtbags are doing their dirty deeds in the ocean, beneath the surface of the earth, and in various manufacturing processes.

Aug. 08 2013 01:28 PM

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