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Glaciers and ice sheets are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything—vegetation, soil and...
Scientists are using a promising new theory to track down hidden water both on Earth – where fresh water is becoming dangerously scarce in some...
You can learn a lot about volcanoes by studying explosions. The more we can learn about their explosive behaviour, the more chance we have of saving...
State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to gas drilling, leading the...
An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation...
Picture this: A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger than the rock thought to have wiped out the...
The recent slowdown in the warming rate of the Northern Hemisphere may be a result of internal variability of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation—a...
Scientific uncertainty has been described as a 'monster' that prevents understanding and delays mitigative action in response to climate change. New...
The length of the melt season for Arctic sea ice is growing by several days each decade, and an earlier start to the melt season is allowing the...
Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned...

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