Boulder, July 13, 2016

sustainability Blog Posts

From ClimateWeek to COP27, COP15, and Beyond: Notes on the Road Ahead

Stories

Opinion World leaders, CEOs, climate advocates, scientists and sustainable development specialists from around the world converged on New York City last week, for the annual, concurrent rituals of the United Nations General Assembly and ClimateWeek. After a several years’-long lull, things were back with a bang – with more people, more meetings, […]

Planet’s High-Resolution Satellite Monitoring Helps NICFI General Partners Reduce and Reverse Tropical Forest Loss

News

Since October 2020, when Norway’s International Climate & Forests Initiative (NICFI) launched its Satellite Data Program with an international contract awarded to Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT) with partners Planet and Airbus, the global community has had a tremendous resource available in the fight against tropical deforestation: High-resolution satellite monitoring.  The NICFI Satellite […]

Planet Becomes a Carbon Neutral Company

News

Planet’s mission to help life on earth extends beyond our products and services. In December 2021, Planet officially became a carbon neutral company as part of our commitment to sustainability. Planet worked with SCS Global Services (SCS),  an organization specializing in third-party certification, validation, and verification for environmental and sustainability quality performance […]

Detecting and Eradicating Invasive Grass Affecting Pasture and Ranch Land

Stories

Invasive plants such as cheatgrass, medusahead, and ventenata are wreaking havoc with ranchers, farmers, land managers, and transport companies around the world, and driving concern among environmental groups that fear the impacts on other plants and wildlife. Once invasive plants become established, they can dominate a landscape – creating monocultures and destroying […]

Using Planet Satellite Data to Monitor Threats to Wildlife and Ecosystems

Stories

In remote regions of the world or those where political conflicts reduce access to protected areas, researchers and conservationists need solutions for monitoring activity that threatens wildlife and ecosystems.  Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), an international conservation organization founded in 1858 focuses on maintaining biodiversity and conserving wildlife and ecosystems in protected areas […]

Here’s What Happened at COP26 and How Satellite Data Can Help

Stories

COP26 kicked off last week and already we’ve seen major pledges and initiatives announced that are designed to save our planet from the worst effects of the climate emergency. These critical plans for curbing emissions, ending deforestation, and protecting our oceans show promise, but in order to make meaningful progress there must […]

Planet Names Top Three Finalists of the 2021 Copernicus Masters’ “See Change, Change the World” Challenge

Stories

Planet is pleased to announce the top three finalists of our “See Change, Change the World” Challenge as part of the Copernicus Masters competition, which awards prizes to developers who leverage Planet and Copernicus data to address objectives of the European Green Deal. The three finalists and their proposed solutions demonstrate the […]

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