2023 hurricane forecast: Busy Pacific, quieter Atlantic, due to El Niño

The 2023 hurricane forecast is out! Due to El Niño, forecasters are calling for a busy Pacific basin and a quieter season in the Atlantic.

2023 Atlantic hurricane outlook and list of names

On May 25, 2023, NOAA released its Atlantic hurricane outlook for the upcoming season. Read more here and get the list of 2023's hurricane names.

Media We Love: The Merlin Bird ID app

In this installment of Media We Love, EarthSky editor Kelly Kizer Whitt recommends the Merlin Bird ID app. It's a free app! Learn how it works here.

How wildfire smoke can harm your health, even from far away

Wildfire smoke can affect human health even from far away, taxing lungs and exacerbating existing health problems. Learn about how to reduce your risk.

Canadian wildfires continue to rage with a smoky central US

Canadian wildfires continue to rage, with the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan producing smoke that is pouring into the U.S.

Blood Falls in Antarctica, what makes them red?

A recent study on Antarctica’s Blood Falls reveals the origins of its unique, bright red discharge. This might help in the search for life in our solar system.

Joro spiders are more afraid of you (if that’s possible)

The giant Joro spiders spreading up and down the East Coast are surprisingly shy, researchers found. Although venomous, the pose no threat to humans.

Mount St. Helens’ 1980 eruption still causing destruction

On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted, killing 57 people. Debris from the 1980 eruption caused a landslide that destroyed a road in 2023.

Jurassic-age giant reptile was twice as big as killer whale

Scientists have discovered that a giant reptile of the Jurassic period - a pliosaur - could have been up to 47 feet in length.

Why wildfires create red suns and moons

Wildfire smoke is already drifting across North America in 2023, creating redder-than-usual sunsets. Here's why wildfires cause red suns and moons.