Blogs Flora & Fauna

Image of the Day: A Turtle’s Reaction to Climate Change

  • Published: Aug 7th, 2012

An appropriate reaction from an endangered baby loggerhead turtle to the threat it faces from climate change.

Maya Lin’s ‘Last Memorial’ Honors ‘What is Missing’

  • Published: Aug 6th, 2012

Maya Lin is creating a memorial for nature, hoping that the visual and auditory art of the memorial will be a "wake up call."

Image of the Day: For This Forest, It’s Easy Being Green

  • Published: Aug 4th, 2012

The Guyana Iwokrama forest is protected from deforestation, which generates one-fifth of all greenhouse gases.

Image of the Day: A Fountain of Color in Yosemite Valley

  • Published: Aug 2nd, 2012

A river of rain and snowmelt plunging into Yosemite Valley collide against rocks at the bottom, sending up a rainbow.

Image of the Day: The Hidden Rainbow of an Arctic Worm

  • Published: Jul 31st, 2012

Alexander Semenov, marine biologist and photographer, is documenting the bizarre life forms that live in Arctic waters.

Image of the Day: A ‘Drunken Forest’ in Alaska

  • Published: Jul 30th, 2012

"Drunken forests" such as this one in Alaska, can be found where large-scale thawing of ground ice has occurred.

Image of the Day: Fires Fiercely Plow Through Portugal

  • Published: Jul 28th, 2012

Hot and dry weather in Portugal has fed wildfires. Fires are now 'under control' on the island of Madeira.

NASA Animation: Watching the Earth Breathe

  • Published: Jul 22nd, 2012

A NASA animation of seasonal vegetation and it's effect on Earth's global atmospheric carbon dioxide.