When astronauts looked out the window of the International Space Station in early July, they noticed a swirling mass of clouds over the Atlantic Ocean, which turned out to be the beginning of a tropical storm and, later, Hurricane Arthur.
We already know that rising temperatures can disrupt the migratory patterns of birds. But a new study by Oregon State University researchers reveals that changes in rainfall caused by climate change are causing drastic declines in populations of birds such as the rufous hummingbird, pictured above.
Puma, a drone aircraft used by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers, captured this colorful image of a small island in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The black dots are sea turtles and monk seals.
A new study by Australian researchers reports that tropical fish such as this unicornfish are shifting into temperate areas to avoid warming waters, and destroying kelp forests and seagrass meadows by overgrazing. The invaders are plaguing the waters in southern Japan and the eastern Mediterranean.
A NASA satellite captured this startling image of smoke from forest fires in Canada's Northwest Territories drifting southward. The red icons indicate the location of the fires.
U.S. Department of the Interior officials recently announced that the wood stork has been down-listed from endangered to threatened, thanks to 30 years of protection efforts.