NASA http://kvpr.org en NASA Photos Document Drought's Toll On California Landscape http://kvpr.org/post/nasa-photos-document-droughts-toll-california-landscape <p>If you drive through Central California, it might be easy to forget the state is in the midst of a drought of historic proportions. Almond orchards and vineyards are green and full with crops awaiting harvest, and in cities green lawns still outnumber brown ones.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:02:31 +0000 Joe Moore 36183 at http://kvpr.org NASA Photos Document Drought's Toll On California Landscape NASA Flights Over Fresno, Bakersfield Hope to Predict Air Quality From Space http://kvpr.org/post/nasa-flights-over-fresno-bakersfield-hope-predict-air-quality-space <p>NASA scientists and aircraft took to the skies above Fresno and Bakersfield today. It's part of a project that one day hopes to predict and air quality from space.</p><p>Two aircraft, including a converted Navy&nbsp;P3-B&nbsp;flew repeated loops over various valley cities today, one of them as low as 1,000 feet, to gather air samples. It's part of a program NASA calls <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/discover-aq/index.html">DISCOVER-AQ</a> which aims to better understand pollution spikes and how pollutants react with sunlight throughout the day.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 01:35:46 +0000 Joe Moore 9586 at http://kvpr.org NASA Flights Over Fresno, Bakersfield Hope to Predict Air Quality From Space