Natural Event

A Summer of Fire-Breathing Smoke Storms
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A Summer of Fire-Breathing Smoke Storms

For decades, scientists have been tracking extreme thunderstorms created by wildfires. However, the ferocity of the storms that have popped up in Canada in 2021 has surprised them.

Published Jul 29, 2021

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Extensive Plumes from Dixie Fire
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Extensive Plumes from Dixie Fire

The largest fire in California in 2021 has been burning for two weeks near the city of Chico and Lassen National Forest.

Published Jul 27, 2021

Land Fires Human Presence

Beauty in the Barents
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Beauty in the Barents

There are a few possible reasons why the phytoplankton-rich waters of this high-latitude sea appear both green and turquoise blue.

Published Jul 23, 2021

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Smoke Across North America
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Smoke Across North America

Skies turned hazy from Pittsburgh to Washington to Boston, as smoke from fires in Canada poured into the U.S. Northeast.

Published Jul 21, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing

Oregon Smothered with Smoke
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Oregon Smothered with Smoke

Hot, dry, and windy conditions continue to fan the flames of the largest fire currently burning in the United States.

Published Jul 19, 2021

Land Fires