NASA: Rising Sea Levels More Dangerous Than Thought
a glacier in southern Greenland.
August 26th, 2015
Sea level rise is occurring right now, but the magnitude and speed of the rise in the future is still a big unknown.
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Amazing 'Red Lightning' Photographed from Space
A red sprite photographed by space station astronauts on Aug. 10, 2015, above Acapulco, Mexico.
August 25th, 2015
Like a giant jellyfish floating through the atmosphere, red sprites hover above thunderstorms in two new photographs snapped from space by astronauts aboard the International Space Station.
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Jet of Electric Current Boosts Space Weather at Equator
A naturally occurring electric current, called an electrojet, flows about 60 miles (100 km) above Earth's surface along the equator.
August 24th, 2015
Solar explosions can threaten power grids even in areas near the equator, places long thought safe from such disruptions from the sun, say researchers who studied a weird flow of electricity pulsing above the equatorial regions.
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Fire Fountains of the Ancient Moon Explained
A fire fountain erupts from a crevice in Iceland.
August 24th, 2015
The ancient lunar surface once erupted with geysers of lava — and now, scientists think they know what caused these fiery fountains.
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California Sinking Faster Than Thought, Aquifers Could Permanently Shrink
subsidence in California
August 21st, 2015
To adjust to the incredibly parched conditions in the Golden State, Californians are pumping groundwater and causing the ground to sink even faster than expected.
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Sea Ice: Ancient Oceans Birthed Diamonds
A diamond with a gem-quality core and a coating that contains tiny fluid inclusions from deep beneath Earth.
August 26th, 2015
Diamonds can form with the help of ancient saltwater, say researchers who have identified the gems from oceanic crust dating back as far as 200 million years ago.
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10 Years Since Katrina: The Climate Connection is Clear (Op-Ed)
Hurricane Katrina
August 24th, 2015
Two scientific papers inspired a media firestorm shortly after Katrina, polarizing popular opinion and, to some extent, scientists themselves, on whether global warming was in some way responsible for Katrina.
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