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Earth Gets Greener as Globe Gets Hotter
earth gets greener
April 27th, 2016
Carbon dioxide emissions are fueling more verdant landscapes around the globe, but the potentially temporary greening doesn't mean global warming is good.
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Happy Earth Day! 6 Books to Read to Celebrate the Planet
Earth from Space
April 20th, 2016
Whether you're planning to mark the occasion by planting a tree, volunteering for an environmental organization or cleaning up your local park, here are six books to add to your Earth Day reading list.
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Will La Niña Follow One of the Strongest Ever El Niños?
Current El Niño-La Niña forecast
April 8th, 2016
After reaching an exceptionally strong peak, El Niño is waning. A La Niña could follow next fall.
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Bizarre Ice-Forming Bacteria's Secrets Revealed
ice, snow, precipitation, bacterial proteins
April 22nd, 2016
Ice-nucleating bacteria help form ice at higher temperatures by creating pockets of high- and low-density water, new research explains.
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The Atlantic Coast Is Sinking
Annapolis, Maryland flooding
April 14th, 2016
The East Coast is sinking, which is worsening the impacts of sea level rise. These are the hot spots.
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A Paradox From Climate Change Past (Video)
This photo from NASA's Suomi NPP satellite shows the Eastern Hemisphere of Earth in "Blue Marble" view.
April 2nd, 2016
Climate change has taken its toll on civilizations throughout history but what can we learn from the past?
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Great Barrier Reef Devastated by Coral Bleaching
Coral bleaching can be seen on Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
April 21st, 2016
The vast majority of the world's largest reef ecosystem has been ravaged by coral bleaching.
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Climate Change Is Messing with Earth's Axis
Before 2000, Earth's spin axis was drifting toward Canada (left globe). Climate change-driven ice loss in Greenland, Antarctica and elsewhere is pulling the direction of drift eastward.
April 11th, 2016
By melting the planet's ice, climate change is causing Earth's poles to drift. What's next?
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Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching is 'Worst in its History'
April 1st, 2016
Australia's Great Barrier Reef corals are in trouble, with the northern part of the reef experiencing "the worst mass bleaching event in its history."
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