Nearly 600 Years of Tree Rings Show Altered Ocean Habitat
September 18th, 2014
Six centuries of tree-ring data have shown that coastal upwelling along the west coast of North America has become highly variable in the last half century.
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Wildfire Prevention Costs Far Less Than Fires (Op-Ed)
The 2011 Wallow Fire was the largest in Arizona's history, burning more than 500,000 acres. A lack of frequent surface fires, allows fuel to build up resulting in enormous fires like this one.
September 18th, 2014
Which is more expensive: fighting fires, or preventing them?
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Gravity Moved Continents on Early Earth
The Eastern Hemisphere of Earth can be seen in this "blue marble" view captured by NASA's Suomi NPP satellite.
September 17th, 2014
Continents move, but what got them going? A new computer model shows it was gravity. Whole continents flattened out under their own weight.
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NASA Keeping Close Eye on Arctic Climate
Operation IceBridge
September 18th, 2014
Three NASA science missions traveled the Alaskan way in summer 2014, soaring above Arctic sea ice, piloting over permafrost and gliding past mountain glaciers.
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New Mushrooms Discovered in Chinese Grocery
New mushroom species
September 17th, 2014
Mycologists – scientists who study fungi – estimate there are up to five million species of fungi on Earth. Of these, only about 2 percent, or 100,000 species, have been formally described. So where are the other 98 percent of fungi hiding?
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Dino-Killing Impact Remade Plant Kingdom, Too
maples
September 16th, 2014
Harsh conditions after the dino-killing meteor impact favored fast-growing plants, nudging forests toward a new pecking order
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Weird Earth Movement After Japan Earthquake Finally Explained
Japan seafloor crevasse
September 18th, 2014
Unusual westward drifts recorded off Japan's coast following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake provide a new picture of how the Earth adjusts after giant earthquakes.
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Antarctica Nearing Sea Ice Record High, But Arctic Ice Still Shrinking
Arctic sea ice
September 17th, 2014
For an unprecedented third year in a row, Antarctica's sea ice is poised to smash a new winter record, but Arctic summer sea ice hit its sixth lowest minimum.
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Southwest's Earthquake Spike Linked to Injection Wells
fracking
September 15th, 2014
A dramatic increase in earthquakes in New Mexico and Colorado was triggered by wastewater injection wells.
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