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12/02/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 2-8 Dec. 2018
Volunteer for Earth. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. VOLUNTEER: This Wednesday, December 5th is International Volunteering Day. What will you do to celebrate? Learn More 2. CITIZEN SCIENCE: Making citizen science observations is a good way to volunteer for our home planet. You could take observations of the clouds, sky and land, as well as help fight disease by looking at mosquito habitats. Learn more about how to make observations in the link below. Get the App 3. WORLD SOIL DAY: Wednesday is also...  >>

11/04/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 4-10 Nov. 2018
Science days, mosquitoes and more. 1. ISCSMD: This coming Saturday (November 10th) is International Science Center and Science Museum Day. About the day: "The International Science Center and Science Museum Day (ISCSMD) is a yearly, global event illustrating the impact and reach of all the world’s science centers and science museums. It demonstrates the role these institutions play with their millions of visitors in raising awareness of—and engagement in—sustainable development and the solutions to worldwide challenges such as climate change, human health...  >>

10/28/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 28 Oct. - 3 Nov. 2018
Happy almost-Halloween, everyone. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. FALL FOLIAGE: Have you been noticing color changes in the landscape around you? How about fall foliage? You can capture what you see with the Land Cover tool within the GLOBE Observer app. And if you haven't seen it already check out the some NASA's favorite fall foliage space views of Earth in the link below. Autumn Around the World Video  >>

10/19/2018
Land Cover Challenge Winners 2018
Citizen scientists from around the world submitted nearly 4,000 photos by the end of the 2018 Land Cover Challenge. The challenge took place from National Public Lands Day on September 22 to NASA’s 60th Anniversary on October 1.  >>

09/23/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: September 23-29 2018
Our Land Challenge is finishing up and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. LAND CHALLENGE: There are just a few days remaining in our Land Challenge -- ends October 1st (NASA's 60th anniversary). All participants will receive a virtual badge if they make an observation between now and October 1st. The top 10 observers will receive a digital certificate and be recognized by name by a NASA scientist on GLOBE Observer social media. More About the Challenge Preview the Badge General Video About the Land Cover Tool  >>

09/09/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: September 9-15 2018
This land is our land. A big release, new opportunities and more in this week's roundup. 1. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our team is proud to announce our newest and latest feature: Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel. With it, you can simply take photos of the land to help scientist make more detailed maps of our planet. Learn More 2. IMPACT: Why is this important? The more information we have about our world, the better we can be prepared for and mitigate natural disasters such as fires and landslides. Learn more by downloading the GLOBE Observer app. Or if you have it already, open it up and start using the Land Cover tool today. This land is our land. A big release, new opportunities and more in this week's roundup. 1. ANNOUNCEMENT: Our team is proud to announce our newest and latest feature: Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel. With it, you can simply take photos of the land to help scientist make more detailed maps of our planet. Learn More 2. IMPACT: Why is this important? The more information we have about our world, the better we can be prepared for and mitigate natural disasters such as fires and landslides. Learn more by downloading the GLOBE Observer app. Or if you have it already, open it up and start using the Land Cover tool today.  >>

09/02/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: September 2-8 2018
Happy Anniversary to Us! It's been two years and in this week's roundup we are walking down memory lane. 1. ANNIVERSARY: Our team has grown and changed somewhat over the last two years. As has the app: We first started with one tool: Clouds (back in the fall of 2016). Then added the option of sky color and more to Clouds in March 2017. Then came Mosquito Habitat Mapper in the spring of 2017. Recently, The GLOBE Program and the GLOBE Observer app have joined with the Department of State to help in the fight against zika with the GLOBE Zika Education and Prevention Project. This project is on going, but already has trained many in mosquito-disease-prone countries.  >>

08/26/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 26 August - September 1 2018
It's World Water Week. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. IMAGE OF THE WEEK: The above image shows clouds above Stockholm, Sweden's waterways. This week on GLOBE Observer social we are celebrating #WorldWaterWeek and will be featuring images of clouds near bodies of water as well as some science from the shore. Just search GLOBE Observer on either Facebook or Twitter to follow along, or simply click on the links below.  >>

08/19/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 19-25 August 2018
Mosquitoes, disease prevention and citizen science. This and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. WORLD MOSQUITO DAY: Monday is #WorldMosquitoDay. Follow along all this week on NASA GLOBE and The GLOBE Program's social media accounts for special footage and information about mosquitoes, and help in the fight against vector-borne diseases. 2. DID YOU KNOW: Mosquitoes kill more people each year then all of the other deadly animals combined, and is in fact the deadliest animal on Earth. This creature, by the spread of disease, kills over 725,000 people each year. Sharks only kill 10.  >>

08/12/2018
NASA GLOBE Observer’s Weekly Roundup: 12-18 August 2018
The summer is just flying by. And it has been a hot one for many parts of the world. Fires, clouds and more in this week's edition of the roundup. 1. CALIFORNIA FIRES: Fires are blazing in California and causing large clouds: "The heat generated by intense wildfires can churn up towering pyrocumulus and pyrocumulonimbus clouds, which lift smoke above the boundary layer, the lowest part of the atmosphere. “The hotter a fire burns, the higher up smoke can go, and the farther it can spread,” explained Amber Soja, an atmospheric scientist with the National Institute of Aerospace who is based at NASA’s Langley Research Center."  >>