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The Batagaika Crater
The giant Siberian crater known locally as the "doorway to the underworld" is expanding every year.
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Why Scientists Are Worried About a Landslide No One Saw or Heard
It's all about climate change, retreating glaciers, and newly exposed rock.
March 17, 2017
Found: A Moose in This Random Person's Basement
It fell into the window well.
January 30, 2017
The First Observations of Sea Ice Came From 8th-Century Irish Monks in Iceland
They were actually searching for God.
January 20, 2017
Potomac Park Flood Levee
This mysterious structure by the Washington Monument is a flood barrier designed to protect the White House against rising waters.
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Earth's 'Rarest Geological Sample' Could Tell the Future of Greenland's Ice Sheet
A new study shows that the ice sheet could be much less stable than we should hope.
December 07, 2016
Ascending One of the World's Oldest, Tallest Trees for Science and the Views
Since 2011, drought and pestilence have killed more than 100 million trees in California. What does that mean for the fate of the world’s largest tree, the giant sequoia?
December 02, 2016
Mapping the Watery Future of New York City
What will happen to the city when the polar ice caps melt?
November 21, 2016
The Once Glamorous Salton Sea is Now Rife With Toxic Dust and Dying Fish
The Salton Sea is a polluted accident turned natural resource, and the government is finally giving it funding.
September 29, 2016
The Incredible Cloud Forests of Mexico
A journey into the fragile ecosystem threatened by coffee, logging and climate change.
September 19, 2016
Arctic Sea Ice Is At Its Second Lowest Minimum on Record
It could have been even worse, but it's not like this is good news.
September 16, 2016
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
The world’s first zero carbon city is currently meeting less than 1% occupancy.
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Disaster Response Now Includes Rapid Mapmaking
How data from satellites can help disaster response on the ground.
September 09, 2016
San Bernardino County, California
Ivanpah Solar Power Facility
The world’s largest concentrated solar plant generates as many problems as megawatts.
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Learn a New Climate Change Phrase: 'Heat Dome'
As the Southwest faces scorching temperatures, this phrase is dominating weather discussions.
June 19, 2016
Climate Scientist Claims the Arctic Could Be Ice-Free This Summer
Peter Wadhams' claims run counter to others' predictions, but this year's sea ice level is alarmingly low.
June 05, 2016
The Best Visualization of Climate Change isn't a Graph—It's a Death Spiral
If you think you're hot right now, just wait.
May 29, 2016
Why the Future of America's Clearest Lake Is Murky
Deep ventilation could happen less often as the world warms.
May 27, 2016
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