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Topaz Solar Farm, California
Earth Observatory , 12 hours ago
The new 550 megawatt facility in California produces enough electricity to power 180,000 homes.
New posts in the Earth Matters blog - A Century Studying Flight
Earth Observatory , March 03, 2015
New posts in the Earth Matters blog - February Puzzler Answer: Bang Kachao
Earth Observatory , March 03, 2015
Thick Dust Plumes Obscure Africa's Coast
Earth Observatory , March 03, 2015
An extensive dust storm in late February carried debris over the Atlantic Ocean, en route to the Amazon Basin.
A Plume Advances Over Shiveluch
Earth Observatory , March 02, 2015
Ash from one of Kamchatka?s most active volcanoes headed toward Alaska.
Wildfire in Southern Argentina
Earth Observatory , March 02, 2015
A wildfire in southern Argentina threatened ancient forests in Los Alerces National Park.
A Mitten Materializes in Greenland
Earth Observatory , March 02, 2015
A lake below the the Flade Isblink ice cap drained and created an unusual shape in the ice.
Djibouti and the Southern Red Sea
Earth Observatory , March 01, 2015
The nation is strategically positioned on one of the world''s busiest shipping lanes, with access to the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Earth Observatory , February 28, 2015
Record-setting cold temperatures have iced up harbors and waterways across the eastern United States.
Bang Kachao: Bangkok's Green Lung
Earth Observatory , February 28, 2015
Tucked inside a bend of the Chao Phraya River, a green oasis stands in the heart of an urban jungle.
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