It appears that Canada is in for a rather long and arduous wildfire season. As of this moment, there are hundreds of fires raging in Alberta, BC, and the Northwest Territories. A stunning satellite image shows just how much of that smoke is darkening skies across the US. »
Two new studies show that current groundwater use has reached unsustainable levels, a “tipping point’ that threatens to undermine regional water security. »
In the 121 years that precipitation has been recorded in the contiguous U.S., no months were as wet as the one experienced this past May. »
For over six decades, scientists have speculated about the existence of plasma structures that reside in the magnetosphere’s inner layers. Researchers in Australia have now created 3D images of these tubes for the very first time, proving they’re quite real. »
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s sea levels are poised to rise dramatically in the future — as much as 200 feet (60 meters) in some parts. China’s coastlines are considered to be among the most vulnerable areas, as conveyed by these rather disturbing maps.
Glaciers around the world are in retreat, but not Alaska’s Hubbard Glacier. It’s steadily advancing into Disenchantment Bay, threatening to block the entrance to Russell Fjord and disrupt life in the nearby town of Yakutat. »
Drought and extreme heat may significantly increase the risk of power shortages in the Western U.S. unless its utilities adopt “climate-proofing” measures, according to new research.
Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have created a highly detailed visualization showing ocean currents and eddies around the frozen Antarctic continent.
On April 25, the Nepal earthquake triggered an avalanche that completely buried the village of Langtang. These before-and-after images taken from space show the extent of the damage. »
Geologists have good reason to believe that an active underwater volcano, the Axial Seamount, is erupting about 300 miles (482 km) off the coast of Washington and Oregon. Remarkably, two scientists predicted the event almost perfectly. »
Two days ago, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted for the first time in over four decades. It spewed an ash cloud nearly 10ten miles high, resulting in evacuations within a 12-mile radius around the volcano. Here’s what the action looked like from space. »
In light of a deadly incident last year at Mount Everest, Nepalese guides have charted a modified route to reduce avalanche risk. Trouble is, it will expose climbers to some extremely challenging – and potentially deadly – terrain. »
Earlier this week, an unusually large dust storm blew its way across parts of Utah, Nevada, and California. Satellite images now show the extent of the storm as seen from high above. »
Back in 2000, scientists discovered one of the largest icebergs ever detected. Named B-15, it measured 170 miles (270 km) long and 25 miles (40 km) wide. Now, some 15 years later, the iceberg has broken up into a number of smaller fragments, but one chunk is still surprisingly large. »
Late last week, the remnant of a badly damaged fishing boat was spotted off the coast of Oregon. Remarkably, the boat — adrift since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami — brought a number of fish along with it — and they're still alive. »
For the past two years, climate scientists have tracked a large and circular patch of unusually warm water off the Northeast U.S. Pacific Coast that doesn't seem to want to go away. Dubbed "the blob", it has now been linked to the strange weather recently experienced across North America.
On March 17, Cyclone Pam swept through the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. NASA has now released a disturbing set of before-and-after photos captured by the Lansat 8 satellite. »