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SkyTruth – How Do We Help?

At SkyTruth we focus on creating images from satellite and aerial imagery that shed light on environmental concerns, especially landscape- and ecosystem-altering activities such as oil and gas drilling, mining, and deforestation. Many citizen’s groups, large and small, use our work to help raise awareness of the problems and issues they’re confronting. Every so often […]


Gold Mining In the ‘Hood: Morro do Ouro Gold Mine – Paracatu, Brazil

How’d you like to have a fast-growing open-pit gold mine in your neighborhood?   Town of Paracatu with mining operation (gray) in the background. That’s a serious question facing the folks in Paracatu, in the Minas Gerais state of eastern Brazil. Gold mining there has occurred since the early 1700’s, but really kicked into high […]