Climate Fixes Need Realistic Compromises (Op-Ed)
hawaii, hawai'i, rising sea level, climate change, global warming
October 25th, 2014
While scientists gather the ground truth about climate, it's up to lawmakers to do something responsible with it.
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Bristlecone Pines: Photos Reveal Some of Earth's Oldest Organisms
Great Basin Bristlecone pine trees
October 23rd, 2014
Stark images reveal one of the oldest organisms on Earth, the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, dotting the Rocky Mountains. The dead gnarly wood of these ancient sentinels creates unique and beautiful landscapes across rugged mountaintops.
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Hot News: 2014 On Track to Become Warmest Year
Temperature difference chart, global warming
October 20th, 2014
The "odds are good" that 2014 will be the warmest year in the books, fueled by record ocean warmth.
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Telltale Signs of Life Could Be Deepest Yet
extreme life
October 24th, 2014
Telltale signs of life have been discovered in rocks that were once 12 miles (20 kilometers) below the surface — some of the deepest chemical evidence for life ever found.
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500-Year-Old Traces of Monster Hawaii Tsunami Discovered
Hawaii tsunami 1946 aftermath
October 21st, 2014
A powerful earthquake in Alaska sent towering waves up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall crashing down on Hawaii about 500 years ago, leaving behind fragments of coral, shells and coarse beach sand in a sinkhole located on the island of Kauai, research shows.
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25 Years After Loma Prieta, Earthquake Science Is Transformed
Loma Prieta earthquake
October 17th, 2014
Earthquake science has kept pace with San Francisco's tremendous transformation since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
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Supervolcano Cleared in Neanderthals' Demise
The legendary home of Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei volcano is a cluster of more than 20 calderas, volcanic cones and hydrothermal vents.
October 24th, 2014
Neanderthals disappeared from Europe starting 40,000 years ago, after the region's biggest volcanic blast in the last 200,000 years sent superheated pyroclastic flows of volcanic gas and ash sky-high. But don't blame the volcano, scientists say.
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Four Extreme Weather Changes and Why They're Happening Now
Glacier National Park
October 21st, 2014
Weather extremes, from intense rains in the western United States to flooding in the northeast, are directly tied to a warming climate.
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What It's Like to Spend a Month Under the Sea
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October 17th, 2014
Live Science caught up with Fabien Cousteau, who spent a month in an undersea lab this past summer.
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