Super Typhoon Shoved Car-Size Boulders Onto Philippine Beaches
Super Typhoon Haiyan moved this large limestone boulder on Calicoan Island in Eastern Samar in the Philippines.
December 19th, 2014
Boulders the size of stretch limousines were moved by storm waves during Super Typhoon Haiyan.
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Most of Alaska's Permafrost Could Melt This Century
Mount McKinley Looms over Denali National Park in Alaska.
December 18th, 2014
The permafrost in most of Alaska's national parks could disappear by the year 2100, new research suggests.
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Arctic Is Heating Up Twice as Quickly as Rest of World
A graph showing Arctic temperature increases
December 17th, 2014
Bad news for polar bears: the Arctic is still warming at twice the pace as the rest of the planet, according to a new federal report.
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NASA Satellite's 1st CO2 Maps of Earth Revealed
carbon concentrations around the world
December 18th, 2014
NASA scientists unveiled the first data sets from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, or OCO-2.
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Desert Mistletoe: Photos of 'Tree Thieves' in the American Southwest
mistletoe
December 18th, 2014
This is the time of year when hanging mistletoe beckons loving couples to share a romantic moment. But, in the desert regions of northern Mexico and in the American Southwest, a very different type of mistletoe can be found.
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Strange Fossil Shows How Life Responded After Mass Extinction
The fossil of an ancient marine predator
December 17th, 2014
The fossil of a bizarre marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs recently unearthed in China holds clues to how life recovered after the greatest mass extinction in Earth's history, researchers say.
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Low Oxygen Hobbled Recovery from History's Worst Extinction
Permian Earth
December 17th, 2014
Life didn't immediately rebound after the world's greatest extinction, but cropped up in fits and starts.
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Carnivore Comeback: Bears and Wolves Are Thriving in Europe
A female brown bear with her cubs
December 18th, 2014
Despite a high human population density, Europe is seeing a resurgence of large carnivores such as wolves, lynx, bears and wolverines.
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Top 10 Cities That Will See More Storm Outages Revealed
Lower Manhattan power outage, electricity, global warming
December 17th, 2014
New York City and its power grid is among the cities most sensitive to increasing hurricane intensity.
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Life Under Ice: Robot Captures Views of Hidden Arctic Ecosystem
Nereid Under Ice Vehicle
December 17th, 2014
A remote-controlled underwater robot has collected the most detailed information yet about the underbelly of stable Arctic sea ice.
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