Arctic outbreak, thundersnow and bomb cyclone, polar vortex, snow assault, jellybean, boom!
Four consecutive dry years have put the Sea of Galilee, the Jordan River, and the Dead Sea at risk.
Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
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.
In the mountains of China’s Sichuan Province, a network of research centers and wildlife sanctuaries has been established to support native endangered species.
Toward the end of autumn, parts of northern India and Pakistan are frequently covered by a thick smog caused by a temperature inversion. This year is particularly bad.
Images from the past few years of the Antarctic landscape, wildlife, research facilities, and some of the scientific work taking place there.
One last look at my favorite season of the year, with more autumnal images from across the Northern Hemisphere.
High in the Russian Far East lies Wrangel Island, a harsh landscape that supports a surprisingly diverse ecosystem.
It really is the best season.
Yellowstone, now 145 years old, was the first national park established in the world.
The Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica just set a new record, sailing through the Northwest Passage above North America earlier than ever before.
A collection of images of unusual, intriguing, and beautiful trees and forests around the world.
For a number of reasons, natural and human, people have abandoned many places around the world.
The Dead Sea, on the border between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest and saltiest body of water in the world—and experts say it is on course to dry out by 2050.
Over the past week, I took a virtual tour with Google Earth, and wanted to share some of these snapshots of the human landscape in Mexico.
Parts of California have just experienced the wettest winter on record—months of rain have refilled reservoirs and snow has covered the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Festivals and glimpses of the new season from around the world, as we shake off the winter and greet the spring
Getty Images photographer Mario Tama just returned from the Arctic, after accompanying researchers with NASA's Operation IceBridge as they flew research flights above the Arctic Ocean.
Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, is not only the highest active volcano in Europe at 10,810 feet (3,295 meters), but is one of the most active in the world.
In northern Japan, the Tsugaru Railway operates between Tsugaru Goshogawara and Tsugaru Nakazato stations, about 12 miles apart, or a 45 minute ride through a quiet rural landscape.
On January 23, 1973, a previously-unknown fissure in the Earth beneath the small Icelandic island of Heimaey opened up less than a mile from the town of Vestmannaeyjar.
Over the weekend, a massive storm system spawned dozens of tornadoes and caused extensive damage across a swath of the southern United States, from Texas to Florida.
Gathered here are a few recent images of the chilly weather across the north.
The pope’s visit to South America, big surf in Portugal, bull wrestling in India, a false alarm in Hawaii, a massive oil spill in the East China Sea, and much more.
Leaving Lima, Peru, on January 6, 335 competitors started the 40th annual Dakar Rally, which arrives in Córdoba, Argentina, on January 20.
In the past couple of days, festivals were held in two villages separated by language, culture, religion, and great distance, but both centered on the use of fire as a method of purification and blessing.
In its 10th orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is returning amazing images of the gas giant that are being made even more incredible by citizen scientists here on Earth.