The planet didn’t chalk up a lot of wins during the coronavirus pandemic, but we made some climate progress.
From record-breaking wildfires to devastating hurricanes, human-driven climate change keeps killing us.
Lopez — who won a National Book Award in 1986 for Arctic Dreams — wrote about his travels to far places. But his writings aren’t just travelogues, they remind us of how precious life on Earth is. (Image credit: John W. Clark)
Ice is usually ephemeral; it doesn’t last that long before melting. But some ice on our planet has stayed frozen for millions of years, according to scientists on a quest to find the oldest ice. (Image credit: John Higgins)
An upwardly mobile feline was named an honorary deputy environment minister after a harrowing close call at a garbage facility in Ulyanovsk, Russia.
“She was struggling and I knew she needed help to get off the ice,” Gil Lencour said after sliding the animal to safety.
More than 7,000 people had to flee after the Creek Fire broke out near Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego.
Iguanas living in South Florida trees often become immobile in chilly weather, causing them to drop to the ground when the thermometer plummets.
The lion had a huge size advantage and showed it was agile too.
The pachyderms were decked out in tinsel and trunk masks and practiced proper social distancing.