On Nov. 5, 2015, a dam at an iron-ore mine in southeastern Brazil burst, sending a wall of water, clay-red mud and debris downstream, overwhelming several villages in the path as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
In the middle of the Arabian desert the city Green Oasis Wadi Al Dawasir is being developed as a new urban center for the Wadi Al Dawasir region of Saudi Arabia, as shown in this image from NASA's Terra spacecraft.
Angry Ecuadorian Volcano Imaged by NASA Spacecraft
After lying dormant for 70 years, Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador started erupting the week of Aug. 17, 2015. NASA's Terra spacecraft acquired this image on August 22, showing huge columns of ash that affected towns in the region.
Northwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, seven straight days of torrential rains of up to 16 inches (40 centimeters) in August 2015 resulted in flooding between the cities of Escobar and Campana as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft.
North Korea's state news agency reported the country is facing its worst drought in a century. This image from NASA's Terra spacecraft shows how rice-growing provinces have been badly affected and more than 30% of rice paddies are parching up.
NASA Spacecraft Peers Into the Mouth of the Galapagos' Wolf Volcano
On May 26, 2015, Wolf Volcano on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands erupted for the first time in 33 years. This image was acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft on June 11, 2015, after the eruption had quieted.
This image, acquired June 1, 2015 by NASA's Terra spacecraft shows evidence of the excessive water caused by widespread flooding from torrential rains. Located south of San Antonio, the Nueces River was one of many that overflowed its banks.
The April 18, 2015 eruption of Calbuco Volcano in Chile, as seen by NASA's Terra spacecraft, led to the evacuation of thousands of citizens near the summit, blanketed nearby towns with a layer of ash, and disrupted air traffic.