We hand pick some of our most recent and impactful stories.
Wildfires In CAlifornia
The 2017 California wildfire season was the most destructive wildfire season on record, with catastrophic fires in both Northern and Southern California. Earthrise technology and imagery was used to support reports and stories that garnered over 100 million views. -- KQED
waTer in the west
Following a years-long drought, this winter’s record-breaking wet weather has recharged surface water supplies across the Western states, including Nevada, California, and Wyoming -- which each experienced their wettest winter on record. -- Mother Jones
Illegal Deforestation in Peru
Illegal logging is the world's most lucrative environmental crime, according to the United Nations , inflicting at least $50 billion a year in economic damage. Under a Peruvian law that took effect in 2015, illegal logging and timber traffickingcarry prison sentences of up to eight years, but there have been no convictions. Earthrise imagery has pinpointed exact locations of illegal activity in protected forests. -- Associated Press
The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project is a 110 megawatt solar thermal power project, located 110 miles North of Las Vegas, Nevada. The facility was commissioned in February 2016. Earthrise imagery shows the development of the project. -- Fast Company