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A polar bear tests the strength of thin sea ice. Image via Mario Hoppmann/imaggeo.egu.eu

Melting sea ice leaves polar bears hungry

“Sea ice really is their platform for life. They are capable of existing on land for part of the year, but the sea ice is where they obtain their main prey.”

Image via Matt Skinner | Lights Out Photography

In Alaska, at summer’s end

Here in the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins today.

Image via NASA

Satellite sees 3 California wildfires

There were more than a dozen wildfires burning in California, as of September 20.

Ed Bettina Berg in Las Vegas, Nevada contributed this image of the 2016 Harvest Moon.

Shine on, Harvest Moon!

Photos of 2016’s beautiful Harvest Moon from the EarthSky community.

Image via Tommy Richardsen Photography

Hush

A quiet moment in northern Norway.

This closeup view from NASA's Curiosity rover shows finely layered rocks, deposited by wind long ago as migrating sand dunes. Imag via NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Mars rover views spectacular layered rock

Newest images from the Curiosity Rover: Martian landscapes and rocky outcrops that look almost like the U.S. Southwest.

Image via bikeroar

August 2016 ties July for hottest month

The record-warm August continues a streak of 11 consecutive months that have set new monthly high-temperature records.

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What if all of Earth’s ice melted?

What would Earth be like if all of its ice melted? New short video from the guys at AsapSCIENCE, featuring Bill Nye.

A Livingston Parish deputy sheriff surveys flood damage from a boat on August 15, 2016.  Image courtesy of Rapides County Sheriff's Office

Climate change’s role in Louisiana floods

After a rapid assessment, scientists have concluded that climate change increased chances of the August record rains in Louisiana by at least 40%.

Image via Richard Hasbrouck

See the horse in this lightning?

Pareidolia is seeing familiar objects or patterns in otherwise random or unrelated objects or patterns … like seeing a horse in lightning.