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Researchers mapped out "cake-like" fossil layers belonging to a group of ancient marine creatures from the supercontinent Gondwana that mysteriously died off 390 million years ago.
British Antarctic Survey researchers have found that the rate at which ice is melting and contributing to sea level rise will accelerate in the next century, regardless of actions to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
A new National Geographic "Explorer" episode follows an expedition to Saunders Island and the first documented ascent of Mount Michael, a volcano hosting the world's eighth lava lake.
Satellite data have revealed an ancient landscape that may have escaped erosion and been preserved beneath the East Antarctic ice sheet since the continent froze over 34 million years ago.
A dormant supervolcano in California's Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains lets off the occasional earthquake swarm, but new evidence suggests it's simmering down.
"It's crazy to think that we don't have a complete map of our planet," one researcher involved in a project to map the entire seafloor by 2030 told Live Science.
A record drought, combined with a strong El Niño, is wreaking havoc on the Amazon. If steps aren't taken to curb illegal mining and deforestation, the ecosystem could collapse.
The earliest pliosaur 'megapredator' helped rule the oceans 170 million years ago during the age of dinosaurs.
Very few gems can withstand the intense pressure of Earth's mantle, but some require it to crystallize.
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