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The Smoking Mountain
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The Smoking Mountain

Erta Ale, in the East African Rift, is Ethiopia’s most active volcano.

Published Dec 4, 2023

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Drought Fuels Wildfires in the Amazon
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Drought Fuels Wildfires in the Amazon

With an El Niño brewing in the Pacific, uncontrolled fires are burning beneath the canopy in some parts of the rainforest.

Published Oct 19, 2023

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Bushfires in the Northern Territory
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Bushfires in the Northern Territory

A warm, dry September set the stage for increased fire risk in Australia.

Published Oct 12, 2023

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Indonesian Fires Return in 2023
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Indonesian Fires Return in 2023

Dry conditions brought on by El Niño likely intensified the 2023 fire season, following several years of relative quiet.

Published Oct 6, 2023

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Land Surface Temperature
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Land Surface Temperature

Land surface temperatures rise and fall with the heat of the Sun, and they represent how hot or cold the surface would feel to touch. These maps show daytime land temperatures as measured from space.

Feb 2000 — Sep 2023

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