Earth

  1. Earth

    Greece’s Santorini volcano erupts more when the sea level drops

    Data showing this association go back at least 360,000 years.

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  2. Earth

    Stores and malls buy into ponds and rain gardens for flood control

    An extra bonus: These rainy-day ponds clean up that dirty water running off parking lots.

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  3. Environment

    Explainer: Urban heat islands and how to cool them

    Cities transform landscapes covered in plants to ones covered in heat-absorbing asphalt and concrete. But ways exist to cool these urban heat islands.

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  4. Environment

    Warming cities may see more rain — and frequent flooding

    Scientists are seeking to understand why and how to mop up excess precipitation.

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  5. Environment

    Let’s learn about plastic pollution

    The world is cluttered with plastic waste. All that junk kills animals far and wide.

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  6. Climate

    New UN climate report finds no time for denial or delay

    It links extreme weather around the globe to Earth’s changing climate.

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  7. Earth

    New beetle species found in fossil poop of this dino relative

    Whole beetles preserved in fossilized reptilian poop suggest that ancient droppings may deserve a closer look.

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  8. Earth

    Let’s learn about Antarctica

    This continent is dry, windy and very cold — and home to penguins, ice and a lot of scientific research.

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  9. Environment

    ‘Zombie’ wildfires can reemerge after wintering underground

    Climate change may make these not-quite-dead blazes more common. Scientists are learning to predict where a zombie might emerge.

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  10. Fossils

    Sudden shark die-off 19 million years ago eliminated most species

    New fossil evidence shows 90 percent of sharks died in the mysterious event.

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  11. Climate

    U.S. records reveal the last 30 years were the hottest on record

    New ‘climate normals’ show that average temperatures increased notably just since 1990.

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  12. Animals

    Let’s learn about whales and dolphins

    Whales, dolphins and porpoises are all cetaceans — mammals that live in water and have a streamlined body similar to a fish.

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