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As human-caused climate change warms the planet and Arctic sea ice melts away, polar bears are scrambling to find ground to stand on.
Home to an estimated 9,300 marine species and almost 500 species of coral, the reefs and lagoons are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Kavachi Volcano in the Southwest Pacific Solomon Islands—where hammerhead sharks prowl—has entered an active phase of eruption.
When large waves break in Māʻalaea Bay, they do so with the crushing speed of a freight train.
An ice shelf collapsed in East Antarctica in March 2022, concerning scientists who track melting glaciers, sea level rise, and other effects of climate change.
A NASA scientist is adding a new dimension to the climate-observing powers of a satellite instrument whose main mission is to measure the height of Earth's ice sheets and sea ice. And the inspiration for this new method comes from how ants walk around their colonies.
Geological evidence shows the reef system has a history of demise and resilience.
The Spanish port town is bathed in a colorful palette.
A nanosatellite gets a bird’s view of sediment and plankton near the Strait of Dover.
The coastal and oceanic conditions off of northern Peru create a “dreamland for surfers.”
Arctic sea ice appeared to have hit its annual maximum extent on Feb. 25 after growing through the fall and winter. This year’s wintertime extent is the 10th-lowest in the satellite record maintained by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, one of NASA’s Distributed Active Archive Centers.
A team led by NASA scientists is showing how a fixed-winged drone named Vanilla could fly for several days over the Arctic ocean carrying an instrument that uses radar to measure the depth of snow accumulating on top of sea ice.
Just-right conditions off the coast of this Portuguese fishing town have churned out some of the largest waves ever surfed.
High tides and strong currents keep sediment on the move in India’s Gulf of Khambhat.