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SkyTruth and COVID-19: A message from the President

SkyTruth continuing to protect the environment from remote offices. 

I wish all of you as much kindness, strength, good health, and good cheer as these difficult times allow. I can assure you that SkyTruth is well equipped to adapt to these extraordinary circumstances. To help slow the spread of coronavirus, we closed our Shepherdstown office three weeks ago, and all staff are working from home until further notice. Our staff and contractors are comfortable with, and experienced at, working as a distributed team: we have well-tested tools to facilitate remote work and data sharing, and a rigorous schedule for communications to keep everyone in touch and on track. 

What can we learn from the longest oil spill in US history?

[This is a guest post about the ongoing Taylor Energy oil spill from Dr. Ian MacDonald, oceanographer at Florida State University. Ian helped SkyTruth make independent estimates of the size of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 that dwarfed the estimates told to the public by BP.] As recently as two days ago — […]

CONSERVATION VISION

Using Artificial Intelligence to Save the Planet.

A letter from our founder, John Amos

The trends aren’t encouraging:  Industrialization, urban development, deforestation, overfishing, mining and pollution are accelerating the rate of global warming and damaging ecosystems around the world. The pace of environmental destruction has never been as great as it is today. Despite this grim assessment, I believe there’s reason to be hopeful for a brighter future.