The Two Wildfires Everyone Should Be Talking About (Op-Ed)
Blacklining operations in Arizona, wildfires
August 22nd, 2014
Years of forest management saved hundreds of Arizona homes from disaster this year.
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Visit Any National Park for Free on Monday
August 22nd, 2014
The National Park Service is celebrating its 98th anniversary on Monday (Aug.25) by waiving all national park entrance fees.
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Viruses Deflate Huge Algal Blooms at Sea
algal-bloom
August 21st, 2014
Gobs of microscopic organisms called algae may have met their match in viruses that can invade their cells, ultimately leading to death, new research suggests.
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What's Melting Arctic Ice? NASA Investigates Clouds
Arctic Sea Ice
August 22nd, 2014
Arctic sea ice is melting fast, having lost about 1 million square miles since the 1970s, but experts are still figuring out what factors, such as cloud cover, are speeding or slowing the ice's demise.
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Earth's Eastern Hemisphere Stuns in Photo from Space
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August 21st, 2014
The Earth-orbiting Suomi NPP satellite has spit out some breathtaking shots of humanity's home planet, including one of the Eastern Hemisphere released yesterday that shows swirls of clouds above a blue, green and brown orb.
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Cold, Dark and Alive! Life Discovered in Buried Antarctic Lake
Lake Whillans life
August 20th, 2014
Lake Whillans teems with nearly 4,000 species of microbes, forming a rich ecosystem that lives underneath Antarctica's ice sheet.
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Iceland Watches Ice Cap for Signs of Volcanic Eruption
Barðarbunga from above
August 22nd, 2014
As the ice-covered Barðarbunga volcano continues to rumble, Icelandic officials are scanning glaciers for signs of an eruption.
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Has Earth's Missing Heat Been Found?
This photo from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite shows the Eastern Hemisphere of Earth in "Blue Marble" view.
August 21st, 2014
A new study suggests a natural climate cycle in the North Atlantic gobbled Earth's extra heat, putting global warming on pause.
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Hot and Getting Hotter: Heat Islands Cooking US Cities
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August 21st, 2014
Since 1970, cities have been warming, and have been getting hotter far faster than adjacent rural areas
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