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A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that human activity is almost certainly the dominant...
"This summer has seen the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since their systematic measuring started. Temperatures even...
Researchers from James Cook University have found a fragment of Australia beneath Vanuatu – and it may cause a rethink on how continents are built....
The puzzle pieces of tectonic plates that make up the outer layer of the earth are not rigid and don't fit together as nicely as we were taught in...
Rachel MacTavish is growing salt marsh plants in microcosms that replicate the tide. She assembled them in an outdoor greenhouse at the Sapelo...
These days we see photos of our planet taken from space literally every day. Astronauts living aboard the International Space Station, weather and...
A UCSB geochemist uses helium and lead isotopes to gain insight into the makeup of the planet’s deep interior. A UC Santa Barbara geochemist...
A new study using a reconstruction of North American drought history over the last 1,000 years found that the drought of 1934 was the driest and most...
During the 1930s, North America endured the Dust Bowl, a prolonged era of dryness that withered crops and dramatically altered where the population...
Imagine the world waking up one morning to discover that all compasses pointed south instead of north. It's not as bizarre as it sounds. Earth's...

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