The unusually warm waters of the Pacific Ocean have helped spawn three hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean.
Wildfires are burning hot and bright across portions of the Western United States — so much so that their glow is visible from space.
Strong winds blew through Washington State yesterday (Aug. 19), whipping up wildfires and causing them to run into new territory.
Last week, analyses by NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency showed that July 2015 was the warmest such month on record.
As of today (Aug. 19), 78 large fires were burning across 1,260,830 acres in ten states, most of them in the western United States, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).
Last month was the warmest July on record globally, according to independent analyses by NASA, and by the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Cameras are everywhere now. So it's no surprise that the mammoth explosions in Tianjin, China, and the devastation they wrought, have been documented in grim detail — from the blinding flashes and fireballs, to a poor soul blown away on camera at the entrance to a building, to astonishingly detailed before and after views of the site captured by satellite.
We live on a dynamic planet, so we shouldn't be surprised when rampaging floods and raging fires cause a great deal of misery at the same time.
A new El Niño forecast is out, and while it may not be terribly surprising, it's still worth noting: El Niño will almost certainly be hanging around for at least the next seven months, and probably more.
Super Typhoon Soudelor may be spinning off into memory now, but I nonetheless thought I'd share this extraordinary animation of the storm's accumulated rainfall as it charged toward, and then over, Taiwan between Aug.
It has been called "The Blob," a gigantic patch of abnormally warm water sitting in the Northeast Pacific Ocean for months.
Seventy years ago today, the crew of the Enola Gay B29 bomber, acting on behalf of the citizens of the United States and the Allies of World War II, dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.
Pulses of unusually warm water sloshing from the western Pacific Ocean toward South America along the equator have caused El Niño to get even stronger in recent weeks.
Here we go again. Yet another Category 5 cyclone has roared to life — the sixth or seventh of the year (depending on how you count them — keep reading...), and the very strongest of 2015 so far.
I wasn't intending to post anything on a Sunday night, but I happened on this mind-blowing photograph shot and posted to Twitter by Scott Kelly from the International Space Station.
I'm just catching up on some of the recent spectacular imagery of Pluto sent back by the New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby, and this one really caught my eye.
Although the Reynolds Creek Fire burning in Glacier National Park may not be particularly large (at least not yet), its smoke plume and even its glow have been easily visible from space.
Until today, for all we knew as humans, Earth was the only rocky planet in the universe orbiting a reasonably friendly star within a zone that was neither too close nor too far for life to thrive.
You may think you've seen many images of Earth just like this one since the Apollo astronauts snapped the very first one more than four decades ago.
The first six months of 2015 comprised the warmest first half of any year on record, surpassing the previous global record for January through June set in 2010.