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Thanks are (over)due….

…to our friends at ERDAS, makers of Imagine, the powerful image processing and mapping software that we use here at SkyTruth. They provide this at a steeply discounted rate to non-profits like us. Almost everything we do uses Imagine; a couple of examples are our time-series of urban growth in Las Vegas, and our multi-decade […]

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Athabasca Tar Sands – No Day At The Beach

National Geographic’s latest issue has a timely article on the massive tar-sands mining operation that is chewing up large swaths of boreal forest in Alberta, Canada. It’s accompanied by a stunning online photo gallery and video. This heavy-oil extraction process ranks right up there with mountaintop removal mining as one of the truly apocalyptic things […]

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Why support SkyTruth? A Funder’s Perspective

I work at the WestWind Foundation, a family foundation based in Charlottesville, Virginia, that provides support to non-profits working to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. WestWind has supported SkyTruth since 2004. Before coming to WestWind, I knew little of the technical analysis performed by SkyTruth. But in the past year, I have learned something of […]