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A snowstorm in Cleveland, Ohio, around 1930.

29 vintage photos show how Americans used to trudge through snowstorms

Some things have gotten easier with time — like trudging through snowstorms. These photos from 1900 to 1993 show how Americans coped with snowstorms.

A severe winter storm is ripping through the US, killing 9 and cancelling more than 1,500 flights

Hurricane-force winds, tornadoes, and hail have pelted states in the south, while snow storms, wind, and ice have hit northern states.
An eclipse in the Arabian Gulf.

A photographer captured the sun looking like devil horns off the coast of Qatar during an eclipse

Photographer Elias Chasiotis says the natural event off the coast of Qatar was "the most awesome sunrise in my life."
Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) volunteer and carer Tracy Dodd holds a kangaroo with burnt feet pads after being rescued from bushfires in Australia's Blue Mountains area, December 30, 2019.

Heartbreaking photos show animals impacted by Australia’s bushfires

As the bushfires in Australia continue to rage, they are taking a toll on animals as well as humans.
Normal sky in Auckland, New Zealand (left), and the sky as a result of bushfires in Australia (right).

Surreal photos show smoke from Australia’s bushfires turning the sky in New Zealand orange — 1,200 miles away

The fires in Australia have claimed dozens of lives, destroyed thousands of homes, and killed millions of animals.
The Himawari-8 satellite's view of the Australian bushfires and smoke clouds on January 2.

Stunning images from space reveal the shocking extent of Australia’s bushfire crisis

Australia's fires have lasted for months, burned millions of acres, and belched out a smoke plume that could cover half of Europe.
A diagram showing how pyrocumulonimbus clouds are formed.

The bushfires in Australia are so big they’re generating their own weather — ‘pyrocumulonimbus’ thunderstorms that can start m...

The "front" between the calm air outside the fire zone and the storm cloud is so sharp that it can generate lightning — and that can start new fires.
Anna Heuseler giving a koala water.

Australia’s heat wave is so bad a dehydrated koala flagged down a cyclist for water

Cyclist Anna Heuseler filmed a koala drinking her water just outside Adelaide in southern Australia while the country faces an extreme heat wave.
Avalanche at SkiArena in Andermatt, Switzerland.

Rescuers are searching a Swiss ski trail for survivors after an avalanche swept through and injured at least 2 people

At approximately 10:50 a.m. local time on Thursday an avalanche hit a slope at the SkiArena resort in Andermatt, Switzerland.
These photos show how we saw the natural world in 2019.

30 of the best environmental photos of 2019 reveal the wonder and anguish of our planet

These photos show the fascinating phenomena, natural disasters, and ongoing challenges of climate change in 2019.