Bahamas Bacteria May Feast on Dust from the Saharan Desert
Grand Bahama
July 29th, 2014
Bacteria living in the warm waters off the Bahama Islands may feed on the mineral-rich dust carried over by wind from the Sahara Desert, a new study finds. The growing bacteria create the limestone that shapes some of the Bahamas' structures.
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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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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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Forest Loss and Climate: Empowering Communities Can Help (Op-Ed)
Deforested Awa tribal land
July 30th, 2014
When local peoples control their own land, they protect it.
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Hawaii's Climate Wipeout (Video)
hawaii, hawai'i, rising sea level, climate change, global warming
July 29th, 2014
Hawai'i faces the same risks from rising sea levels as other atolls and islands.
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