Earth's Systems

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  1. Earth

    The Alps’ Matterhorn shows how much even big mountains sway

    Such mountain sway data can help planners map high-risk zones for peaks, bridges or any large structures.

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  2. Earth

    Let’s learn about Earth’s secret stash of underground water

    Groundwater provides drinking water to billions of people and is used to water crops worldwide.

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  3. Chemistry

    New process can transform urban CO2 pollution into a resource

    Researchers have developed a liquid metal that breaks down carbon dioxide in the air, converting it from a climate threat into a valuable raw material.

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  4. Earth

    El volcán de Santorini erupciona más cuando baja el nivel del mar

    Los datos que demuestran esta relación entre las erupciones de este volcán griego y el nivel del mar se remontan al menos a 360,000 años.

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  5. Earth

    Scientists Say: Richter Scale

    The Richter scale and other magnitude measures reveal the strength of an earthquake.

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  6. Earth

    Let’s learn about tornadoes

    Tornadoes are often spawned by thunderstorms — but can also emerge from hurricanes and wildfires.

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  7. Earth

    Volcanic avalanches may be more destructive than previously thought

    Pressures within these pyroclastic flows may be as much as three times as high as observations had suggested.

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  8. Earth

    The ‘Doomsday’ glacier may soon trigger a dramatic sea-level rise

    The ice shelf that had kept it in place could fail within five years. That would speed the glacier’s slip into the ocean, boosting a rise in sea levels.

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  9. Earth

    Climate change is upping the height of Earth’s lower atmosphere

    The upper edge of the troposphere, the slice of sky closest to the ground, rose 50 to 60 meters (165 to 200 feet) a decade from 1980 to 2020.

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