Wildfires raging ‘out of control’ across Parana delta wetland, Argentina

Wildfires raging ‘out of control’ across Parana delta wetland, Argentina

The Parana River in Argentina — South America's second-biggest river after the Amazon and the eighth longest in the world — is at its lowest level in decades this year, allowing multiple forest fires to spread through its delta. NASA's Operational Land…

Massive landslide in Achoma creates natural dam along Colca River, Peru

Massive landslide in Achoma creates natural dam along Colca River, Peru

NASA's Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured the destruction from a landslide in Achoma, Peru, around mid-June, which not only destroyed properties but also created a natural dam along the Colca River. In the early hours of June 18, a hillside in…

Sinkholes drain Slade Lake near Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada

Sinkholes drain Slade Lake near Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada

Underground geological activities this spring have drained Slade Lake, about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) southwest of Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada. "The most obvious culprit for this is the water just disappeared down some of the sinkholes at the bottom of the…

50 000-year-old meteorite crater lake turns red overnight, India

50 000-year-old meteorite crater lake turns red overnight, India

Lonar Lake, a meteorite crater lake formed 50 000 years ago in western Maharashtra, India has turned reddish-pink overnight on June 10, 2020, leaving nature enthusiasts stunned. The color change is currently attributed to changing salinity levels and the presence of…

Highly-detailed images reveal evidence of ancient rivers on Mars

Highly-detailed images reveal evidence of ancient rivers on Mars

A high-resolution satellite has captured detailed images of a rocky cliff on Mars, revealing the first evidence of ancient rivers that existed for more than 100 000 years on the surface of the planet, 3.7 billion years ago. The international team of scientists used…

Sea of Galilee expected to fill up for the first time since 1992, Israel

Sea of Galilee expected to fill up for the first time since 1992, Israel

The Sea of Galilee or Kineret– Israel's largest freshwater lake– has increased by 6 cm (2.3 inches) following heavy rains from April 9 to 11, 2020. According to the Israel Water Authority, the level reached 209 m (686 feet) below sea level as of Sunday, April…

660 km (410 miles) of China’s Yellow River frozen solid

660 km (410 miles) of China’s Yellow River frozen solid

Local authorities reported that almost 660 km (410 miles) of China's Yellow River is frozen solid as of January 3, 2020, due to cold temperatures sweeping from north to south. The Yellow River's flood control headquarters announced that the river entered its…

Mekong River drops to lowest level in 100 years

Mekong River drops to lowest level in 100 years

Southeast Asia’s Mekong River, one of the longest rivers in the world, has dropped to its lowest level in 100 years due to severe drought, sand-mining, and upstream dam developments, causing threats to the food supply and livelihood of nearby inhabitants….