This website is no longer actively maintained
Some material and features may be unavailable

Photo of the day


Photo: Massive explosion hits California neighborhood

An explosion and fire fueled by a ruptured natural gas line engulfed a neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif.


Photo: On this day in 1850, California became a state

Half Dome as seen from Yosemite Valley in California.


Photo: Today in history, New Amsterdam became New York in 1664

New York City’s Pennsylvania Station in April 1962, two years before it was demolished.


Photo: Mount Sinabung erupts

Mount Sinabung releases volcanic ash into the sky in North Sumatra, Indonesia.


Photo: Earl from space

The view of Hurricane Earl from the International Space Station.

      American Voices
      The Watch List
      climate desk