These satellite images could be used to predict the next drought

This is a new kind of satellite image of the Earth, showing nothing but vegetation. It allows us to track just how fecund the planet is — and to spot trouble regions where crop growth may soon be hindered by drought. Soon, images like these could become a crucial part of food security. » 6/25/13 8:20am 6/25/13 8:20am

Behold the sublime beauty of Hurricane Isaac, sweeping across the Gulf …

When this photograph was captured this morning at 1:57 a.m. local Louisiana time, Hurricane Isaac had already made landfall once. The powerful storm had met with Plaquemines Parish, LA at 6:45 the night before, just west of the mouth of the Mississippi River, before marching slowly west, making landfall a second time… » 8/29/12 4:30pm 8/29/12 4:30pm

This magnificent view of the Arctic could be your last

Earth is changing. It's changing so fast that images like this one, which show our planet's Arctic polar ice cap in unprecedented detail, could be impossible to capture, as soon as twenty years from now. » 6/19/12 1:48pm 6/19/12 1:48pm