In this collection of our favorite recent shots of Earth: The Southwest heats up, Louisiana gains ground and we get a bird's eye view of the Sydney Opera house. Plus: A 44-square-mile chunk of ice makes a break for it off East Antarctica.
Humans are throwing enough plastic into the world's oceans to cover Manhattan in coffee stirrers and plastic bags, 34 times over.
Construction of the hotly debated Keystone XL pipeline has just been approved by the U.S. Congress and will likely be vetoed by President Obama. What's the debate all about? Trace explains.
This week's top planet news: Icebergs make signature sounds as they break free from glaciers, Boston has a gas problem and a soil sat prepares to launch. Plus: The snowpocalypse that wasn't.
An underground fire in Australia has been burning continuously since before the Bronze Age. Continue reading →
Destroying forests and intensively farming the land erodes as much soil in a few decades as would naturally erode over thousands of years. Continue reading →
Colorful hot springs in Yellowstone National Park get their hues from good-luck coins tossed into their waters and trash discarded by tourists. Continue reading →
Designs made with flowers, live plants, and organic elements hit the catwalk at the BioFashion event, in Cali, Colombia.
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