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Burned but not forgotten

Eleven years after the Charlton Fire in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest, snags are standing and new vegetation is growing. (Courtesy M. Spencer)

In this photograph, taken eleven years after the Charlton Fire in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest, a majority of snags still stand while gradually new vegetation is growing. (Courtesy M. Spencer)

Decades after a fire, high-elevation forests still shape the climate.

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Cities, traffic, and CO2

Tons of CO2 emitted from vehicles in 2012 from the Database of Road Transportation Emissions

Tons of CO2 emitted from vehicles in 2012 from the Database of Road Transportation Emissions.

Covering 33 years of traffic across the U.S. on a one-kilometer grid, the new DARTE inventory offers a baseline for efforts to limit carbon dioxide emissions.

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Nine Steps to Sharing Your Environmental Data Set

Nine Steps to Sharing Your Environmental Data Set

Nine Steps to Sharing Your Environmental Data Set

Careful data management is key when you plan to share your data with others. Here are 9 simple steps researchers can to follow make your data set ready to share.

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Connecting the Drops

Scientists track return of Colorado River

USGS scientists track the timing of the long-awaited return of the Colorado River to its parched delta in Mexico on March 24, 2014.

Do we have enough water to meet our needs, now and in the future? Daymet, a meteorological data product at the ORNL DAAC, may help find the answer.

Tracking land-use changes in tropical forests

Amazonian Biodiversity Map

MODIS satellite data inform study of human land use patterns and changes in ecological communities in tropical forests around the world.

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