Today marks the anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. On April 26, 1986, technicians conducting a test inadvertently caused the fourth reactor to explode, causing the world’s worst civil nuclear disaster.
In western Oklahoma, a region suffering through a harsh drought, several wildfires have recently broken out, including the Rhea Fire, a “megafire” which has burned more than 260,000 acres.
Reuters photographer Alvin Baez spent the past two weeks in Puerto Rico, documenting what life is like for the survivors of Hurricane Maria who remain on the island.
Hillsides scorched by wildfires last month unleashed mudslides under heavy rainfall north of Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Some of the strongest Santa Ana winds recorded in years have been pushing several sudden and destructive wildfires across the hills and towns north of Los Angeles.
Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing the violence in Burma's Rakhine state, since August 25.
More than a dozen wildfires burning across Northern California have destroyed at least 5,700 structures and are being blamed for 40 deaths.
Powerful winds drove more than a dozen wildfires across several counties in California on Monday, burning more than 100,000 acres, destroying 1,500 homes, and reportedly killing 11 people.
Two weeks after Hurricane Maria smashed Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump flew to San Juan to assess the situation and meet with local officials, aid workers, and residents.
Eight days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, some relief and supplies are beginning to arrive in San Juan, but little aid is reaching outlying areas.
Five days after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, its devastating impact is becoming clearer.
After being struck by three major earthquakes in the past month, rescue workers and volunteers across Mexico have been working around the clock, with the help of local and international teams of sniffer dogs and their handlers.
On Wednesday, Hurricane Maria crashed across the entire U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, making landfall with winds approaching 150 mph (240 kph).
The United Nations Refugee Agency now reports that more than 420,000 people have fled the violence in Burma since August 24.
On September 19, 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City, rattling skyscrapers and sending millions into the streets.
Days after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across the Caribbean and several U.S. states, government officials and residents are beginning to assess the widespread damage, pick up the pieces, and figure out their next steps.
As Hurricane Irma, now a tropical storm, moves out of Florida, images of the destruction left behind are beginning to appear.
On September 8, Hurricane Irma made landfall on Cuba as a destructive Category 5 storm, slowly spinning along its northern coast for hours.
While Hurricane Irma appears set on a possible path toward southern Florida, the Category 5 storm has already left a trail of destruction across parts of the Caribbean.
Dozens of forest fires are currently burning across eight western states, forcing thousands to flee, destroying homes, and closing highways.
Less than a week ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall, dumping trillions of gallons of rain on parts of Texas and Louisiana, spawning unprecedented flooding.
The dogs and cats of flood victims are being cared for by owners, neighbors, and first responders across the region.
Hurricane Harvey has dropped historic amounts of water on southeastern Texas.
Hurricane Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in more than a decade, made landfall on the Texas coast late Friday.
A royal visit to Australia, a Napoleonic-battle reenactment in Spain, marijuana legalization in Canada, fall colors in Japan and Europe, and much more
One last look at my favorite season of the year, with more autumnal images from across the Northern Hemisphere
Recent images of robotic technology around the world
Snapshots from Google Earth, all rectangles of the same size and scale, approximately three and a half miles wide by two miles tall—showing seven square miles of the varied surface of our planet in each view