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you can change it.
SkyTruth is a conservation technology nonprofit using satellite
imagery and data to inspire people to protect the environment.
Our data on mountaintop mining in Appalachia allowed researchers at Duke University to demonstrate water pollution downstream from mining sites. This evidence helped the Environmental Protection Agency revoke a mine permit for the first time in its history.
With our partners at Google and Oceana, we launched Global Fishing Watch to stop illegal fishing at sea by using machine learning to map and monitor the world’s commercial fleet.
We tracked a 14-year long oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico which forced the Coast Guard to finally take action to stop the leak.
Our data allowed researchers at Johns Hopkins University to determine the health impacts of fracking, leading to a ban in the state of Maryland.
We were the first to show that the BP oil spill was an order of magnitude larger than BP and the Coast Guard claimed.
In Part 2 of a two-part blog series, intern Sasha Bylsma explores whether adding spectral bands to SkyTruth's road detection model improves the model’s predictions, and demonstrates the model’s ability to detect newly constructed roads in the Neuquen Basin of Argentina.
Road construction often precedes harmful activities like mining, drilling, logging, and poaching. And so detecting new road construction is one of the holy grails of conservation. This blog post describes how SkyTruth interns adapted previous SkyTruth work on oil and gas drilling sites to detecting roads.
A court in Australia finally ordered the company responsible for one of Australia's worst oil spills to compensate Indonesian seaweed farmers harmed by that disaster, thanks in part to WWF-Australia using guidance from SkyTruth.
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