Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

The park’s semi-arid climate and volcanic features contribute to the peculiar landscape along southeastern Spain’s Mediterranean coastline.

Published May 21, 2022

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Traces of an Ancient Watery World in Capitol Reef

Traces of an Ancient Watery World in Capitol Reef

In the Utah desert, the red rocks, cliffs, and canyons of this nautically named national park—and many of its famous fossils—owe their existence to water.

Published May 20, 2022

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Spotting Severe Storms with Satellites

Spotting Severe Storms with Satellites

Overshooting tops and above-anvil cirrus plumes are clues that an especially destructive thunderstorm is brewing below.  

Published May 19, 2022

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Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq

Persistent Dust Storms Batter Iraq

At least eight major events have darkened skies and sickened people in the past six weeks.

Published May 17, 2022

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Submarine Eruption of Kavachi Volcano

Submarine Eruption of Kavachi Volcano

Kavachi Volcano in the Southwest Pacific Solomon Islands—where hammerhead sharks prowl—has entered an active phase of eruption.

Published May 17, 2022

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