When astronauts looked out the window of the International Space Station in early July, they noticed a swirling mass of clouds over the Atlantic Ocean, which turned out to be the beginning of a tropical storm and, later, Hurricane Arthur.VIDEO: Why Are Hurricanes with Female Names More Deadly?
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We already know that rising temperatures can disrupt the migratory patterns of birds. But a new study by Oregon State University researchers reveals that changes in rainfall caused by climate change are causing drastic declines in populations of birds such as the rufous hummingbird, pictured above.BLOG: New Dinosaur Was Built Like An Airplane
Puma, a drone aircraft used by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers, captured this colorful image of a small island in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The black dots are sea turtles and monk seals.NEWS: Picture This: Scenes From Earth (June 2014)
A new study by Australian researchers reports that tropical fish such as this unicornfish are shifting into temperate areas to avoid warming waters, and destroying kelp forests and seagrass meadows by overgrazing. The invaders are plaguing the waters in southern Japan and the eastern Mediterranean.PHOTOS: Biofluorescent Fish Light Up the Deep
A NASA satellite captured this startling image of smoke from forest fires in Canada's Northwest Territories drifting southward. The red icons indicate the location of the fires.PHOTOS: Earth Perspectives Through The Ages