Cargo Ship Makes 1st-Ever Solo Trip Through Northwest Passage
MV Nunavik
October 1st, 2014
Another Arctic milestone was reached this week when a cargo ship fortified against ice completed a solo trip through the hazardous Northwest Passage.
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Antarctica Meltdown Weakens Earth's Gravity
West Antarctica gravity
October 1st, 2014
So much ice has disappeared from West Antarctica that Earth's gravity is weaker.
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Why Are So Many Volcanoes Erupting?
planet earth, volcanoes, eruptions, volcanic activity, volcano season
September 30th, 2014
While volcanoes may not have “seasons” as we know them, scientists have started to discern intriguing patterns in their activity.
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Deep, Hidden Trench Discovered Beneath Antarctic Glacier
3D Map of Glacier Bedrock
October 1st, 2014
Ice-penetrating radar has uncovered a previously unknown ice-covered trench, and other detailed terrain, in the bedrock hidden beneath two massive, bluish glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica.
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Fall Colors Spotted from Space (Photos)
Fall colors over Great Lakes
September 30th, 2014
Pictures from space show that fall is in full swing in parts of North America. Clusters of trees have shed their summer greens in favor of autumnal oranges and reds around the Great Lakes and New England.
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Why Deadly Japan Volcano Erupted Without Warning
Ontake volcano
September 29th, 2014
Japan's deadly blast at Mount Ontake was likely a phreatic eruption, a steam explosion that is nearly impossible to predict.
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Climate Controversy: Does the 2 Degree Goal Need to Go?
Global Warming
October 1st, 2014
It's time to stop trying to keep global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial averages, researchers argue. But not everyone is so quick to dismiss this prominent international goal.
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Climate Change Influenced Extreme Heat in 2013, Report Finds
Map of extreme weather events 2013
September 29th, 2014
Man-made climate change stoked some of 2013's most extreme heat on the planet, a new report shows.
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