Drought Persists in the American Southwest
Earth Observatory , 10 hours ago
More than 64 million people are directly affected by drought in the Southwest and Southern Plains, and far more are indirectly affected because of the vast number of farms, orchards, and ranches that supply the rest of the United States.
Iceberg B31 Heads West
Earth Observatory , 10 hours ago
A view of ice island B31 at the start of Antarctic summer shows the berg is headed west in the Amundsen Sea.
Drought Persists in the American Southwest
Earth Observatory , November 26, 2014
More than 64 million people are directly affected by drought in the Southwest and Southern Plains, and far more are indirectly affected because of the vast number of farms, orchards, and ranches that supply the rest of the United States.
New posts in the Earth Matters blog - November Puzzler
Earth Observatory , November 25, 2014
Ice Island B31 Heads West
Earth Observatory , November 25, 2014
A view of ice island B31 during the 2014 Antarctic summer shows the berg headed west in the Amundsen Sea.
Demise of a Phytoplankton Bloom
Earth Observatory , November 25, 2014
Scientists show that a virus was responsible for the collapse of a large coccolithophore bloom in the North Atlantic.
Activity at Shiveluch Volcano
Earth Observatory , November 24, 2014
Shiveluch is one of the largest and most active volcanoes on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula.
Shrinking Lake Ebinur
Earth Observatory , November 24, 2014
Declining water levels in this saline lake in northwestern China have exposed playa prone to producing dust storms.
Anvil on the Horizon
Earth Observatory , November 23, 2014
As moisture-filled thunderhead clouds expand upward through the atmosphere, they can hit a more stable layer and flatten into an anvil shape.
Herbert Island
Earth Observatory , November 22, 2014
One of Alaska's Islands of the Four Mountains, this classic stratovolcano stands quietly next to a more active neighbor.
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