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Permafrost Becoming a Carbon Source Instead of a Sink

Permafrost Becoming a Carbon Source Instead of a Sink

As global and regional warming continues, winter emissions of carbon dioxide from Arctic lands are offsetting what plants absorb in the summer.

Published Nov 19, 2019

Image of the Day Heat Land Snow and Ice Remote Sensing

Long-Term Drought Parches Chile

Long-Term Drought Parches Chile

Vegetation is withering across Central Chile.

Published Nov 18, 2019

Image of the Day Remote Sensing

One Island, Two Perspectives

One Island, Two Perspectives

Different lens sizes and camera angles provide wildly different views of Madagascar.

Published Nov 17, 2019

Image of the Day Remote Sensing

Cloud Streets over the Atlantic

Cloud Streets over the Atlantic

Cold air moving over relatively warm ocean water produced a pattern of clouds that lined up in organized rows.

Published Nov 16, 2019

Image of the Day Atmosphere Water Unique Imagery

The Highest Settlement in the World

The Highest Settlement in the World

There is no running water, no sewage system, and no garbage disposal, but La Rinconada has one resource worth its weight.

Published Nov 15, 2019

Image of the Day Human Presence