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CEF: Using Satellites to Protect Our Environment

John Amos

Using Satellite Images to Protect Our Environment

The Center for Environmental Filmmaking presents John Amos, Founder and President of SkyTruth.

John Amos, President of Skytruth, spoke to American University students as part of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking lecture series.

"SkyTruth, a nonprofit organization based in Shepherdstown, WV, uses satellite images to investigate and illustrate the many ways in which human activity is changing our environment. We'll look at the impacts of mountaintop removal of coal in Appalachia, natural gas drilling in Wyoming, and oil pollution in the Gulf of Mexico from last year's tragic BP spill. And we’ll enjoy a few images that remind us what a beautiful and fascinating planet we live on."

Highlights

John Amos

Amos discusses the uses of Skytruth, his visit to congress, the BP oil spill, and satellite imaging.

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BP Oil Spill

John Amos

Amos discusses how the media jumped on Skytruth’s findings that the BP spill was much larger than reported.

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Briefing Congress

John Amos

Amos discusses his visit to congress to brief the nation on the dangers of offshore oil drilling.

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Favorite Satellite Images

John Amos

Amos shows the audience a series of his favorite satellite images and discusses their beauty.

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Satellites

John Amos

Amos discusses the uses of satellite images, and the speed at which the environment changes.

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