A new report predicts rising temperatures will cause earlier melts of Colorado mountain snow in the spring.
The satellite is carrying equipment designed by scientists at Colorado State University.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy spoke at the Western Governors' Association meeting.
A recent United Nations' report on climate change finds we have roughly 15 years to cut greenhouse gas emissions by about 50 percent.
A CU study says waste water produced during the processing of palm oil is a significant source of methane and bad for the climate. But researchers say the leaky gas could be captured and used as a renewable energy source.
Just like a weather report predicts the likelihood of a dangerous tornado, scientists say there needs to be better monitoring of long-term climate change and related threats.