This white, foamy oil slick appears almost beautiful in this satellite image — but it's set to become the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The Coast Guard is considering setting it on fire to save the environment.
With the number of beehives in the US reduced to nearly a third of what they were 50 years ago, scientists say we can't wait any longer to deal with honeybee mass deaths. The future of farming depends on it.
Photographer James Balog is best known for his death-defying trips to Iceland, Greenland and Alaska, where he's documented the melting icecaps using photos and time-lapse images. But he's also made stunning images of cyborgs and "techno sapiens."
This alien-looking creature is actually a newly discovered species of tree frog, Ecnomiohyla rabborum. And now it's one of 47,000 species on the latest endangered-species list. The culprit is an aggressive fungal infestation, introduced into the frog's habitat.
Global warming has displaced the first of many refugees: Papua New Guinea has begun evacuating the Carteret Islands, which have been sinking into the ocean for years now, but they're finally lost to human habitation.
The maps over at GlobalWarmingArt are astonishingly fierce and beautiful, including this map showing the intensity of tropical storms. Other maps, below, show rising global temperatures and melting icecaps.