Spooky Storm Spotted in Pacific Ocean (Photo)
Tropical Storm Vance
October 31st, 2014
Just in time for Halloween, a spooky set of thunderstorms passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean today.
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Hurricane Gonzalo Stirs Up Miles of Sediment Around Bermuda (Photo)
Hurricane Gonzalo stirred up miles of sediment around Bermuda.
October 30th, 2014
Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda earlier this month, stirring up miles of calcium carbonate sediment that forms the foundation of the island.
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China Won't Breathe Easy Until Port Pollution Solved (Op-Ed)
shipping and dolphin
October 28th, 2014
China is taking initial steps to control emissions from ports and shipping — an important new flank in that nation's war on pollution.
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Magma 'Pancakes' May Have Fueled Toba Supervolcano
Toba volcano
October 30th, 2014
The most catastrophic volcanic eruption in the last 2 million years may owe its superpower to stacks of hot molten rock layered like jelly filling inside a sky-high wedding cake.
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Kilauea Lava Flow Consumes Cemetery, Reaches Town
Pahoa lava flow and fence
October 29th, 2014
Weeks of grim waiting ended yesterday (Oct. 28) for two homeowners in Hawaii's Pahoa village, as they became the first to lose their yards and fences to the relentless river of lava from Kilauea volcano.
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Oil from BP Spill Coats Miles of Gulf Seafloor
Scientists tracked some of the hydrocarbons from the Deepwater Horizon spill to the bottom of the Gulf, shown here overlaid on seafloor bathymetry.
October 28th, 2014
A significant chunk of the missing oil from 2010's Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been discovered sitting on the seafloor at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico.
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Lava Flow from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Speeds Up
Lava flow in Pahoa
October 27th, 2014
An oozing lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano picked up speed over the weekend as it crept toward Pahoa, prompting local authorities and residents to prepare for possible evacuations on the Big Island.
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Largest Underwater Statue Holds Ocean on its Shoulders
ocean atlas
October 30th, 2014
The biggest underwater sculpture ever built was placed under the waters off Nassau in the Bahamas.
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2 Years On: Sandy Inspires Storm of Climate Research
As Hurricane Sandy churned up the coast, it sent waves crashing ashore near the Verrazano Bridge in Brooklyn, N.Y.
October 29th, 2014
The frankenstorm has spurred an unprecedented amount of research to tackle the questions about the role climate change may have played in worsening the storm, how global warming might affect similar storms, and why Sandy caused so much damage.
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Experts: Great Barrier Reef's Biggest Threat is Coal
A great butterfly fish, global warming
October 28th, 2014
Reef historian Iain McCalman, in Sydney, and reef scientist Stephen Palumbi, in California, are monitoring reef degradation from opposite sides of the planet. They compared notes.
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