Alaska's 'Hidden' Forests Captured in Unprecedented Detail (Photo)
The new image from NASA's Earth Observatory shows a high-resolution of remote black spruce forests in interior Alaska.
July 29th, 2014
A NASA imaging system has captured the first high-resolution images of Alaska's remote and poorly studied forests.
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Earth May Be in Early Days of 6th Mass Extinction
Mass Extinction Elephants
July 28th, 2014
The previous mass extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs, happened about 65 million years ago, likely from a catastrophic asteroid that collided with Earth. In contrast, the looming sixth mass extinction is linked to human activity.
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Citizen Science Aims to Clean Up Pacific Plastics
COASST interns size up a plastic bag which can be a hazard for sea turtles
July 28th, 2014
COASST studies seasonal patterns of ocean debris to aid in the clean up of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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Hawaii's Climate Wipeout (VIDEO)
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July 29th, 2014
Hawai'i faces the same risks from rising sea levels as other atolls and islands.
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Chinese Demand is Dooming Rosewood
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July 27th, 2014
We are inclined to think that trees are a renewable natural resource. Yet precious hardwood trees have already been almost completely logged out from many countries across the tropics.
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Washington State's Sprawling Wildfire Captured By Drone Cam
Washington State's Carlton Complex Fire
July 24th, 2014
The sky is thick with smoke in central Washington, as the state's largest wildfire in recorded history leaves a charred trail of burned homes and blackened trees.
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Stunning Oasis in the Desert Seen from Space (Photo)
The great Okavango Delta in the Kalahari Desert glows in this panorama taken from the International Space Station on June 6, 2014.
July 28th, 2014
A snapshot from the International Space Station captures the Okavango Delta of Botswana in shimmery glory. This enormous inland delta is home to many of Africa's iconic species.
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Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed
A photo of the WTC ship when it was found.
July 28th, 2014
Tree rings in the waterlogged ribs of a sunken ship found at the World Trade Center site revealed that the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard around Philadelphia.
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Next 'Big Earthquake' in SoCal Might Be Mid-Sized
San Andreas Fault
July 25th, 2014
The next big earthquake in Southern California could be smaller than expected, according to researchers who are rewriting the history of earthquakes on the San Andreas Fault.
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