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Sea ice extent in Antarctica is vital for keeping ice on the continent and sea levels low. But its dwindling extent could mean the continent has shifted to a new regime, with global ramifications.
Nusantara will be the new capital of Indonesia as Jakarta continues to subside below sea level.
The Popocatépetl volcano, just outside Mexico City, has been spewing thick plumes of volcanic ash into the sky, causing flights to be grounded.
A NASA satellite recently spotted a series of bizarre "fallstreak holes" in clouds above Florida. The circular cloud gaps have been previously (and incorrectly) linked to paranormal phenomena.
A new study explores the possibility of removing water from the air before it enters the stratosphere, where water vapor acts as a greenhouse gas, to mitigate the effects of climate change.
A series of wildfires in Texas began spreading on Monday (Feb. 26) and have now grown to historic scales, reaching 60 counties and threatening America's main nuclear weapon storage facility.
The Kikai-Akahoya eruption — the largest volcanic explosion in recorded history — ejected more than 80 cubic miles of volcanic rock and ash off the southwestern coast of Japan 7,300 years ago.
Wollemi pines — thought to have gone extinct 2 million years ago — were rediscovered in 1994. Scientists are now hoping to reintroduce the species in the wild in a conservation effort that could take centuries.
Rapid melting of the Thwaites Glacier in west Antarctica began in the 1940s following an unusually hot El Niño fluctuation, ice cores have revealed.
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