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A satellite view of the Mississippi River in April 2018.

Satellite images reveal humanity’s abusive relationship with Earth’s most precious resource

Here are some of the most telling satellite pictures of rivers (which we sourced primarily from NASA Earth Observatory) and what they reveal about our close and often contentious relationship with vital waterways.
Fields and farmed were covered by water.

Before-and-after satellite photos show the staggering amount of water Hurricane Florence dumped on North Carolina

Hurricane Florence churned into North Carolina on September 14, bringing storm surge, flooding, and intense rainfall. Here's what the hardest hit areas looked like before and after the storm.

Satellite images reveal what Russia’s World Cup stadiums look like from space

Games for the 2018 World Cup will be played at 12 stadiums across Russia, with locations spread more than 1,500 miles apart from east to west and more than 1,000 miles from north to south. Here's what they look like from satellites orbiting the Earth.

Stunning before-and-after satellite photos show how one of the most active volcanoes in Central America scorched the Earth near Guatemala

At least 99 people have been killed after Volcan de Fuego, one of the most active volcanoes in Central America, erupted several times over the last days. The village of San Miguel Los Lotes, as well as a nearby golf course, were engulfed in mud, ash, and debris.
Puerto Cabello oil refinery, Venezuela, in 2014.

The founder of a satellite imagery startup aiming to raise £20 million this year tells us how he is changing the commodity industry

"We give people access to new types of information and insight they've never been exposed to before," Bird.i founder Corentin Guillo told Business Insider.
Saudi Oil Minister, Khalid al-Falih, arrives to attend the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh

Shadows picked up by satellites suggest Saudi Arabia under reported its oil stores last year

BI PRIME: New satellite images analysed by Bird.i suggest Saudi Arabia's oil reserves may have increased in the first half of 2017.

See South Korea’s 2018 Winter Olympics venues in new photos taken from space

DigitalGlobe, a satellite-imaging company, has photographed South Korea's stadiums, alpine tracks, skiing hills, and other venues in Pyeongchang from space.
The January 2018 "bomb cyclone" winter storm as seen from space.

Stunning photos from space show the ‘bomb cyclone’ snowstorm blasting the US East Coast

Spacecraft are photographing an intense winter storm that's pummeling the eastern US with coastal flooding and blizzard-like snow and wind conditions.
Satellites in space photographed scores of deadly California wildfires in 2017.

Incredible photos from space reveal the biggest news stories on Earth in 2017

Many of 2017's most important news stories were documented in remarkably detailed images taken by orbiting space satellites.
Iceberg A-68 (center) drifts off the Antarctic Peninsula in this daytime satellite image.

Watch a Delaware-size iceberg break off Antarctica and float away in an incredible new animation

See one of Antarctica's largest icebergs in history being born and how it's moved in nine months' worth of satellite images compressed into 10 seconds.