The accompanying images were taken by NASA satellites and a joint NASA/U.S. Geological Survey satellite, which orbits about 440 miles above Earth collecting data that are used to study changes in land cover, forest growth, water resources and the atmosphere.
Irrigation systems near Garden City, Kansas: Light colors are harvested fields; red are still growing.
Rare rock and ice are bright red in this image of eastern Russia's dormant Anyuyskiy volcano.
The Empty Quarter, in the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, is a huge sand desert.
Lake Disappointment, amid sand dunes in western Australia, has salty deposits that look white.
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Cappella choir concert was a success
The CHS A Cappella reunion was great. It was real great to hear so many good voices of so many former choir members.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time to boost social security
It's time for Congress to act so that Social Security benefits can finally start to keep pace with the cost of living.
Off to market: Fulton Buy-Way yard sales are Aug. 8 and 9
Flea market fans and bargain shoppers will once again make their way to Fulton.
Big plans in the works for Roosevelt
The Clinton Community School District wants to preserve “historical charm.”
Community Housing Initiatives wants to add another housing option to a market with limited diversity.
Study: Fist bumps less germy than handshakes
When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
Sharknado 2 set to attack viewers tonight
In the face of another "Sharknado" TV movie (the even-more-inane "Sharknado 2: The Second One," premiering Wednesday night on Syfy), there isn't much for a critic to say except to echo what the characters themselves so frequently scream when confronted by a great white shark spinning toward them in a funnel cloud:
Indiana sheriff accused of lying about relationship with prostitute
The sheriff of Clark County, Ind., faces an eight-count federal indictment that accuses him of lying about paying a prostitute for a sex act and giving her a badge so that she could claim a discount rate at a hotel.
Clinton judge hears motion to suppress in drug case
District Court Judge Stuart Werling will consider a motion of suppression against a warrant that led to the arrest of a Clinton man on drug charges.
Clinton grad, NDSU picked to lead MVC
David Johnson, the former Clinton High standout now entering his senior season at the University of Northern Iowa, was named to the preseason All-Missouri Valley Football Conference first team that was announced Tuesday.
School supplies offered at events
With students going back to school soon, Clinton families will have two opportunities to receive free back-to-school supplies.
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