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Smoke Blankets Indonesia

Thu, 09/24/2015 - 10:04am

As El Niño intensifies, peat deposits are making seasonal fires in Sumatra and Borneo unusually difficult to control.

The Shrinking Aral Sea: Updated for 2015

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:00pm
Over the past 50 years the Aral Sea has been devastated by massive irrigation projects. These images show the decline over the past decade and perhaps even small signs of recovery in 2015.

Wildfire Scars California Towns

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 10:21am

The fast-moving blaze left entire neighborhoods smoldering in Anderson Springs and Middletown.

Plume from Mount Meru, Tanzania

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 9:03am

Was the plume that emanated from Tanzania's second-highest mountain caused by fire or volcanic activity?