Dramatic Dam Breach Makes Mining Risks Obvious (Op-Ed)
Proposed location of Pebble Mine, Bristol Bay threats
August 28th, 2014
When a mining-waste dam rated for 100 years fails in 17, the impact is far more than local.
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Why Climate Change Won't Intensify Extreme Snowstorms
Glacier National Park
August 27th, 2014
Even though ferocious snowstorms will become more frequent this century, their intensity will stay the same.
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Hurricane Marie Could Swallow Smaller Storm Karina
Hurricane Marie and storm Karina
August 27th, 2014
Images from space show the massive Hurricane Marie poised to swallow another tiny storm off the Pacific coast.
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To Eliminate River Sludge, Modern Tech Is Key (Video)
Altamaha river pollution
August 28th, 2014
After 60 years, will technology and a lawsuit finally bring clear waters to Georgia's Altamaha river?
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Brutal Winter? Almanac Could Be Wrong, Scientists Say
Brutal winter weather.
August 27th, 2014
The Farmers' Almanac predicts another nasty winter, but one meteorologist says the freezing forecast might be blown out of proportion.
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Antarctic Riddle: How Much Will the South Pole Melt?
Antarctic glacier, global warming, climate change, ice melt
August 26th, 2014
Improved climate models suggests melting in Antarctica will be worse this century than we had realized.
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Quakes Keep Shaking Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano
Barðarbunga diagram
August 27th, 2014
Earthquakes are still rocking Iceland as lava pushes through a long underground fissure near the ice-covered Bardarbunga volcano. New fractures and sinkholes were seen in ice southeast of the volcano today.
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Strange Spikes Over Siberia Puzzle Astronauts
Kulundra Steppe of Siberia
August 26th, 2014
Astronauts were stumped by the appearance of strange spiky features streaking across the steppes of Siberia. Fortunately, Earthbound scientists have an explanation at the ready.
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