Fires Burning Across California
Satellites have captured views of the numerous major fires burning in California.
Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica
Another large iceberg recently broke off Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica. According to the U.S. National Ice Center, this iceberg, named B-46, has an area of 87 square miles. That’s slightly larger than the iceberg that previously separated from the glacier in September 2017.
Elwha River Dam Removal, Washington
In September 2011, the largest dam removal project in U.S. history began.
Hurricane Michael Batters Florida Panhandle
Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018.
Cottonwood Fire, 2016
October 16, 2018, marks the two-year anniversary of the Cottonwood Fire in western South Dakota.
A World of Hops
Around six million people visit the Bavarian city of Munich each year for Oktoberfest, a celebration of suds that coincides with the hops harvest.
The Slow Path of Florence Flooding
Hurricane Florence hit the Carolina coast on September 14, 2018, but it took much longer for the full impact to emerge.
Landsat Mosaic of the Galapagos
The Galapagos Islands, isolated in the eastern Pacific Ocean, lie about 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador.
Beetle Damage in the Black Hills
Ponderosa pine forests in the Black Hills of South Dakota are the focus of this week’s USGS Image of the Week.
Lake Thompson, South Dakota
Many lakes in South Dakota's Prairie Pothole Region are expanding.