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A seaward journey funded by NASA and the National Science Foundation sets sail in the northern Atlantic for the month of May—the sequel to a complimentary, and yet contrasting, expedition that took place in the northern Pacific in 2018.
The Gulf of Kutch is home to India’s first national marine reserve.
Valley fever is a dangerous threat to human health – and cases are on the rise in the arid southwestern United States, as wind from increasing dust storms can transport the fungal spores that cause the disease. Valley fever is caused by the Coccidioides fungus, which grows in dirt and fields and... Read More
Astronaut photos of sunrises and sunsets occasionally include stunning views of high-flying aerosol plumes.
Before it is wiped away by spring melting, sea ice in the northern Baltic Sea displays some compelling patterns.
Researchers work to map shallow waters with freely available data and cloud computing.
Windy regions high in the atmosphere can transport pollutants like dust or soot thousands of miles around the world and disrupt everyday life for thousands of people.
Scientists at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, have set out to transform the way the agency measures Earth's energy budget — a key gauge of climate health.
The landscape of the Quilian Mountains exhibits layer upon layer of spectacularly colorful rocks.
NASA is responsible for collecting much of the data that people use to explain humanity’s environmental impact on Earth, from documenting climate change and its impacts on ice, sea level and weather patterns, to monitoring the health of forests and the movement of freshwater. But NASA doesn’t just... Read More
The long voyage of one of the planet’s largest bergs—A-68A—has come to an end.
Everything in our planet — the land, the water, the air, us — is intertwined by the various chemical, physical, and biological processes that make up the huge system we call planet Earth. One of the key components of that system is the cryosphere, or all of Earth’s frozen water.
Everything in our planet — the land, the water, the air, us — is intertwined by the various chemical, physical, and biological processes that make up the huge system we call planet Earth. One of the key components of that system is the cryosphere, or all of Earth’s frozen water.
Everything in our planet — the land, the water, the air, us — is intertwined by the various chemical, physical, and biological processes that make up the huge system we call planet Earth. One of the key components of that system is the cryosphere, or all of Earth’s frozen water.