Planet Earth Archive
19 August 2014, 12:02 PM ET
Pint-size pikas survived Oregon's Dollar Lake fire, providing new insight into their resiliency to environmental change.
19 August 2014, 12:38 AM ET
As glaciers fade and trees struggle with disease infestations, Montana is struggling to come to terms with climate change.
18 August 2014, 07:02 PM ET
Some of the oldest living organisms on Earth are also some of the most beautiful.
18 August 2014, 04:01 PM ET
In search of deep time, Rachel Sussman has photographed some of the oldest living things on the planet.
18 August 2014, 02:09 PM ET
Intense rumbling under Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has prompted the country's Met Office to raise the volcano's eruption risk level to orange today.
15 August 2014, 01:23 PM ET
NASA’s Earth Observatory released images showing how the Novatak and East Novatak glaciers have retreated over the past 26 years.
15 August 2014, 02:33 AM ET
American corals are facing new risks, even at great depths.
15 August 2014, 02:04 AM ET
As U.S. meat consumption drops, it's may now be having an impact on the environment.
14 August 2014, 06:42 PM ET
Like an herbivorous Count Dracula, a snakelike vine coils around its leafy victim, punctures its stem and proceeds to suck out its life juices.
14 August 2014, 06:32 PM ET
Wars may end, but land mines last for decades. These deadly explosives can be cleared, but the task is often dangerous and time-consuming. Enter land mine-sniffing plants!
14 August 2014, 02:01 PM ET
The steady melt of glacial ice around the world is largely due to man-made factors, such as greenhouse-gas emissions and aerosols, a new study finds.
14 August 2014, 01:50 PM ET
NOAA remote operated vehicles (ROV) observed thriving fish and invertebrate communities around coral colonies. Never before-seen corals and other animal species flourish here, but evidence of the fishing industry's devastation can also be seen.
14 August 2014, 10:39 AM ET
In this time-lapse video, the parasitic plant dodder attacks tomatoes, sucking water, nutrients and even genetic material from its host.
14 August 2014, 10:18 AM ET
A second wave of people who had been living in voluntary isolation in the Amazon made contact with villagers in Brazil, an advocacy group says. They belong to the same tribe as the "uncontacted" group that emerged in a Brazilian village in June.
14 August 2014, 07:36 AM ET
Decades of research has revealed that snow ice in the Arctic in thinning, especially over the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.
13 August 2014, 04:05 PM ET
Two new species of jellyfish have been discovered off the coast of Western Australia. One is surprisingly large. The other is tiny. Both are extremely venomous.
13 August 2014, 01:01 PM ET
The powerful earthquake that rocked Chile in April ruptured the earth in a way that suggests major quakes; something similar to the big one that shook the area in 1877 may still hit the region in the future, researchers say.
13 August 2014, 12:06 AM ET
Measuring 10 feet long and weighing in at more than 400 pounds, it's hard to imagine that the arapaima, the largest fish in the Amazon River basin, could ever go missing. But these huge fish are quickly disappearing from Brazilian waterways.
12 August 2014, 10:34 PM ET
The amount of water at the Earth’s surface is pretty constant, but in many parts of the developed world we are running out of the right sort of water, and our ability to access it.
12 August 2014, 04:30 PM ET
NASA researchers have created a detailed atmospheric simulation that may one day help them predict the weather with high accuracy.
12 August 2014, 03:52 PM ET
After serving nearly 30 years as a doorstop for a nuclear physicist, a 210-million-year-old hunk of pink petrified wood has been recognized as the first fossilized fire scar ever recognized.
12 August 2014, 10:59 AM ET
Supercomputer simulation (called 'Nature Run 2') of Category-4 Typhoon Haitang (July 2005), based on 7 days of NASA's GOES-5 satellite data, shows winds peaking at ~160mph. Simulation Details: http://goo.gl/LWgggE
10 August 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Researchers report the first evidence that distant earthquakes can trigger icequakes in Antarctica.
10 August 2014, 01:42 AM ET
The recent surge of bushfire disasters has introduced fire-fighting tactics to everyday language.
09 August 2014, 08:53 AM ET
The biggest and brightest full moon of the year — a dazzling "supermoon" — will rise tomorrow (Aug. 10).
09 August 2014, 02:18 AM ET
Dead zones are more widespread across the globe than most people realize.
08 August 2014, 04:39 PM ET
If you're heading to a U.S. national park this summer, please leave your drone at home. One drone crash at Yellowstone National Park may have caused environmental damage to one of the park's iconic hot springs.
08 August 2014, 03:43 PM ET
Yellowstone National Park's Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world. Here are photos of the famous rainbow-colored spring.
08 August 2014, 03:21 PM ET
The Magnitude 8.8 Chile earthquake of 2010 triggered icequakes (cryoseisms or frost-quakes); vibrations from rapid fracture in large ice fields, frozen soil, or rocks interlaced with frozen water. Seismic data sped up 100x produces the sound.
08 August 2014, 01:05 PM ET
A persistent high pressure ridge and cooler ocean waters typically keep Hawaii from seeing any hurricanes.
08 August 2014, 11:50 AM ET
NASA's Fermi telescope detects some of the universe's most powerful explosions, and these include terrestrial gamma-ray flashes triggered in the intense electrical fields of storms.
08 August 2014, 10:26 AM ET
Before the Hawaii-bound storm Julio strengthened into a hurricane, a NASA satellite spotted a high-energy flash of "dark lightning" coming from the swirling clouds.
08 August 2014, 10:18 AM ET
There are fewer days with tornadoes compared to 60 years ago, but the risk of deadly tornado clusters is rising.
08 August 2014, 05:48 AM ET
As tropical cyclone Iselle menaced Hawaii on Thursday night local time, the storm also showed signs of slowing and weakening.
07 August 2014, 04:20 PM ET
The National Geographic Traveler magazine announced the winning photos for its 2014 photography contest.
07 August 2014, 03:45 PM ET
Thanks to this year's El Niño conditions in the Pacific Ocean, Hurricane Genevieve was reborn as it trundled west, exploding to super typhoon strength in just two days.