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Sweet and Salty Sonora

Chocolate mountains and a salty lake highlight this desert landscape. Read More...

Juneteenth in Galveston

The issuing of General Order No. 3 by Union troops on June 19, 1865, marked the official end of slavery in Texas and the U.S. Read More...

California Reservoirs Reflect Deepening Drought

Precipitation totals and lake levels are among the worst they have been since the 1970s. Read More...

Records Fall in Early Summer Heatwave

Extreme heat has descended on the southwestern United States, with several states enduring temperatures near and above record highs for June. Read More...

Finding Gold Mining Hotspots in Peru

Researchers have created a satellite-based tool to help officials identify new activity. Read More...

A Celebration of Clouds: From Space, Earth Has an Elegant Atmosphere

Clouds can be a nuisance when scientists are trying to observe features on Earth's surface. But at other times, clouds are exactly what they want to see. These images highlight some of the more unusual and beautiful clouds observed in recent years from space. Read More...

June Puzzler

Your challenge is to tell us what we are looking at, where it is, and why it is interesting.Read More...

The Large Footprint of Small-Scale Mining in Ghana

In the past decade, unregulated artisanal mines accounted for more deforestation than industrial mines. Read More...

An Entanglement of Land and Sea

Sediment-rich water from the interior of Madagascar meets the sea in mangrove-fringed Loza Bay. Read More...

Heatwave Scorches the Middle East

A phenomenon known as a “heat dome” set the stage for remarkably high temperatures as meteorological summer got under way. Read More...

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