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Venus has thousands more volcanoes than we thought, and they might be active
By Harry Baker published
Researchers have mapped out at least 85,000 volcanoes on Venus' surface, and recent findings suggest that some of them are likely active.
Global CO2 emissions are cooking the planet and 'show no sign of decreasing,' report warns
By Joshua A. Krisch published
Staving off the worst impacts of climate change means preventing global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. But CO2 emissions are so high that we are slated to cross that line within a decade.
Unlike Diamonds, Most Minerals Not Forever
By Harvey Leifert last updated
Diamonds may be forever, but that's not true of most minerals.
Beetles Decimate Canadian Forests
By Stéphan Reebs last updated
Hordes of mountain pine beetles are decimating British Columbian forests.
Trees Flirt with Death During Dry Periods
By Sara Goudarzi last updated
Tree growth in temperate forests is driven by availability of water and not by temperature as previously thought.
Amazon River 'Breathes' Carbon Dioxide from Rain Forest
By Denise Chow last updated
River bacteria can break down plant-based carbon, exhaling it as carbon dioxide.
Carbon Dioxide Greening Deserts
By Becky Oskin last updated
Desert plants leafing out as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise.
Acid Buildup in Oceans Threatens Food Chain
By Robert Roy Britt last updated
Industrial pollution, if not curbed, could devastate marine organisms by the end of this century, a new report warns.
Ocean's 'Twilight Zone' Traps Greenhouse Gas
By Live Science Staff last updated
A mysterious layer of the ocean seems to trap carbon, a new study shows.
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