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Smoky Skies in North America

Smoky Skies in North America

Winds carried thick plumes of smoke and pollution across the United States and Canada.

Published Aug 17, 2018

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Fires

Smoky Oregon

Smoky Oregon

Several large wildfires are blanketing the state with smoke.

Published Aug 15, 2018

Atmosphere Land Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

The Northwest is Running Hot and Dry

The Northwest is Running Hot and Dry

In August 2018, temperature records fell in the northwestern United States.

Published Aug 16, 2018

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

Smoke Blankets British Columbia

Smoke Blankets British Columbia

Hundreds of fires are burning in the Canadian province.

Published Aug 15, 2018

Image of the Day Heat Land Fires Snow and Ice

The Abyss of Time

The Abyss of Time

On a boat at a rocky promontory in Scotland, farmer James Hutton made an argument that changed our understanding of Earth’s age and helped establish the science of geology.

Published Aug 14, 2018

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