As brutal heat grips parts of Europe, Asia, North America and South America, another place is also experiencing a spike in temperatures — one that you may not have heard about.
The Sun was very restless late in June. Starting in the third week of the month, it erupted with numerous flares and flung giant clouds of solar material, called coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, toward Earth.
The New Horizons spacecraft has been sending home a steady stream of photos as it has closed in on Pluto.
Pushed by a wildly contorted jet stream, smoke from more than 200 wildfires burning in Canada's Alberta and Saskatchewan provinces has streamed 1,600 miles south, deep into the United States.
I check in at NASA's fabulous Earth Observatory web site almost every day, because I know I'll be treated to spectacular imagery and also learn something new.
The New Horizons spacecraft is about 13 million miles from Pluto and its largest moon, Charon. If that seems really far, consider the image above.
Here at ImaGeo, I've mostly stuck to reporting, analyzing and commenting on science from a journalistic perspective, with a strong focus on compelling imagery.
The Sun sure has been acting up lately. Early this morning it let loose with yet another in a veritable string of flares — gargantuan explosions of radiation and solar material — many of them pointed toward Earth.
So far this year, 504 fires have scorched 513 square miles of Alaska — an area the size of the sprawling city of Los Angeles.
A wildfire covering an area more than half the size of Manhattan Island is burning out of control in the San Bernardino National Forest east of Los Angeles.
As heated debate swirled around Pope Francis's call today for action on climate change, new data on Earth's climate were released.
As heat about global warming continues to emanate from the presidential campaign trail, new research published today shows that the melting of Alaskan glaciers is largely the result of a warming climate.
NASA's monthly update on Earth's average temperature is out, and it shows this past May in a tie with May 2012 for second warmest on record for the month.
Once regarded as indicative of an "El Wimpo", conditions in the Pacific Ocean are pointing to a stronger and stronger El Niño.
Most of us probably know that May was astonishingly wet in much of the country, but now, thanks to a report just released by the National Climatic Data Center, we know just profoundly soggy it was.
If you have followed this blog with any regularity you may have noticed that I haven't posted anything for awhile.
The redrock canyons and up-tilted strata of eastern Utah form some of my favorite landscapes on Earth.
Super Typhoon Noul roared ashore on the extreme northeastern corner of the island of Luzon in the Philippines at about 4:45 p.m.
Tropical Storm Ana is headed for landfall in the Carolinas early on Sunday morning. You can see the cyclone swirling near the coast in the image above shot from the International Space Station.
The quotation in the headline for this post is the assessment of David Garen, a hydrologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service.