After hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters, many people photograph the destruction and the rescue efforts. Geotag-X asks volunteers to record important details from photographs that recovery teams can use to plan their efforts. Read our latest blog entry to see how Geotag-X is being used.
Have you seen a landslide near you? In the United States, report these dangerous occurrences to the United States Geological Survey. The information helps scientists understand the causes and effects of landslides.
A simple picture can help track wildfires and fire recovery. If you’re planning a trip to Stanislaus National Forest or Mount Diablo State Park in California, check out how you can help this citizen science project.
This National Weather Service Project relies on specially trained volunteers from across the United States to report on severe weather conditions in their area. There are over 120 training locations throughout the country; find the one closest to you today! Check out our blog entry about how storm spotters are making a difference during severe weather.
Arvind Suresh is science communicator and a former laboratory biologist, he has a Master’s degree in Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh. He enjoys reading, teaching, talking and writing science. Connect with him on Twitter @suresh_arvind.