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About the NASA Disasters Program

The Disasters Applications area promotes the use of Earth observations to improve prediction of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters. Disaster applications and applied research on natural hazards support emergency preparedness leaders in developing mitigation approaches, such as early warning systems, and providing information and maps to disaster response and recovery teams.

 

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September 29, 2020

Superior Fall Colors
In autumn, the leaves on deciduous trees change colors as they lose chlorophyll, the molecule that plants use to synthesize food.

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September 24, 2020

Extreme Monsoon Rains in Pakistan
The 2020 rainy season has caused fatal flooding and crop loss across Pakistan.

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September 23, 2020

Bobcat Fire Chars Southern California
The fire has more burned more than 175 square miles in the San Gabriel Mountains since September 6, 2020.

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September 23, 2020

Bobcat Fire Scorches Southern California
The fire is among the largest Los Angeles County has ever faced.

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September 22, 2020

Hurricane Teddy Approaches Nova Scotia
The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned of heavy rain and strong winds across the region, as well as large, destructive waves.

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