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A Bit Less Excelsior

A Bit Less Excelsior

Over the past two decades, an Alaskan glacier has melted into a lake more than five times the size of Central Park.

Published May 23, 2019

Image of the Day Snow and Ice

Dust Storm in Hokkaido

Dust Storm in Hokkaido

Plumes of dried soil streamed from a rural area in the northern part of the Japanese island.

Published May 22, 2019

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Wildfires Threaten Northern Alberta

Wildfires Threaten Northern Alberta

Some residents of High Level, Canada, were forced to evacuate in the face of a large and out-of-control wildfire that has started advancing toward the town.

Published May 21, 2019

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How Glaciers Turn Lakes Turquoise

How Glaciers Turn Lakes Turquoise

Fine particles of pulverized rock absorb and scatter sunlight in ways that can give water a striking blue-green color.

Published May 20, 2019

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Glint of the Irrawaddy Delta

Glint of the Irrawaddy Delta

Sunlight traces the mouth of one of Asia’s great rivers—a major artery for commercial and sediment transport.

Published May 19, 2019

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