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This is What Global Warming Looks Like — 2013 Edition (Op-Ed)
Flooding in Newtok, Alaska
April 23rd, 2014
The effects of a warming planet are now directly impacting the United States, says NRDC's Dan Lashof.
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Antarctic Lava Lake Huffs and Puffs Like a Sleeping Dragon
Erebus lava lake
April 22nd, 2014
The coldest place on Earth is also one of the rare spots where a roiling lava lake offers a window into the heart of a volcano.
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What Is a Sherpa?
sherpa
April 22nd, 2014
It's worth noting that the term Sherpa does not actually mean "mountain guide," but instead refers to an ethnic community of some 154,000 members.
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The Costs of Fresh Water in a Changing World (Op-Ed)
A glass of water
April 22nd, 2014
As freshwater resources diminish, even wealthy nations like the United States are trying to figure out how to adapt.
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Where Are Tornado Hot Spots Outside of the US?
Tornado over Millsap, Texas
April 22nd, 2014
The United States is not the only country that possesses the prime ingredients and topography to harness these often life-threatening storms.
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Satellite's Tour of Earth Begins in Ice
Antarctica icebergs from space
April 22nd, 2014
The European Space Agency's Sentinel-1A satellite, launched April 3, has sent back its first images, including one of icebergs in Antarctica.
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Biodiversity Benefits Society in Surprising Ways
Extremophile kick-starts new industries
April 22nd, 2014
Research on Earth's biodiversity has advanced science and engineering innovation.
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Slowest Start to Tornado Season in a Century
oklahoma tornado
April 22nd, 2014
A cold spring in the Midwest and Southwest brought a quiet start to tornado season this year, with the fewest twisters since 1915.
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Storm to Spoil Spring for Millions Next Week in Midwest, East
weather, spring, rain, storms
April 22nd, 2014
A large storm will form over the eastern half of the nation next week and will bring a swath of unsettled conditions for days.
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