When launched in 1999 and 2002, NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites were equipped with powerful Earth-observing instruments, including the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and have since recorded many changes to our home planet, such as volcanoes fuming, hurricanes flooding, and dam construction, according to NASA. Imagery captured by the satellites is all now available on NASA’s Worldview online platform. [NASA]

Cameron Blaylock

Cameron Blaylock

New York City–based nonprofit Van Alen Institute has launched Climate Council, an exchange platform for architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, researchers, and other “environmentally minded professionals,” according to the institute’s press release. The council will explore climate-related issues through investigative trips to destinations in North America that are experiencing or expecting major environmental changes. At those sites, the council will offer professional advice and share best practices. The council is co-chaired by Claire Weisz, FAIA, principal-in-charge at WXY Studio and landscape architect Mark Johnson, Assoc. AIA, president at Civitas. [ARCHITECT]