News about what's happening with the Earth's environment, as seen from space.

Smoke Plumes Tower Over California

8 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
Several fires are spreading noxious gases and particles across the state—and to a lesser degree much of the country. Read more...

Record Warm Waters off Southern California

7 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
A layer of exceptionally warm surface water extended from Point Conception to the Baja California coast. Read more...

Hurricane Hector Heads Toward Hawaii

7 Aug 2018 at 3:05pm
A category 4 storm could send large and dangerous waves to the Big Island in early August 2018. Read more...

Typhoon Shanshan Approaches Japan

7 Aug 2018 at 2:37pm
A strong typhoon is projected to make landfall near Tokyo in August 2018, bringing rains to a country already hit by torrential flooding this summer. Read more...

Summertime Moroccan Dust Reaches Spain

7 Aug 2018 at 11:50am
Lofting dust to altitudes above the clouds, a high-pressure system carried dust from Morocco to Spain. Read more...

Portholes Through the Clouds

6 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
Patches of open-celled clouds off the west coast of Peru offer beautiful glimpses of the sea—and pointers to where rain may have fallen. Read more...

Milky Blue Water Near Prince of Wales Island

5 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
Warmer waters likely enabled a phytoplankton bloom to occur much later in the year than normal off the coast of Alaska and British Columbia. Read more...

Coastal Beauty in Northern Territory

4 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
This northern part of Australia is sparsely populated but rich in national park and conservation land. Read more...

Carr Fire and Mendocino Complex

3 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
Almost a quarter of a million acres of land and more than a thousand homes have been consumed by three wildfires in Northern California. Read more...

Rock and Ice in Northern Greenland

2 Aug 2018 at 11:00pm
Fjords wind between icy, rocky islands and peninsulas, and connect inland areas to an ice-choked ocean. Read more...

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