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Some effects of the long-lasting, sub-freezing temperatures are only now becoming apparent. One surprise was the discovery that starving rats in New York City had attacked the trees in urban parks for sustenance.
Antarctica enjoyed California-like temperatures 50 to 40 million years ago. This temperate climate shows us how the greenhouse effect can alter the Earth. Continue reading →
Whether made of wood, brick or straw, buildings face various hazards during an eruption. Continue reading →
BP is refusing requests to pay for evaluations of the damage caused after the company's Deepwater Horizon spill. Continue reading →
The coldest place on Earth is also one of the rare spots where a roiling lava lake offers a window into the heart of a volcano.
A mysterious duck-like sound in the ocean is finally identified -- but other puzzling noises remain unsolved.
More than 40 years after the first Earth Day, many riddles still remain when it comes to our planet.
Tidal power can do what wind and solar can’t: provide reliable energy, right when you need it.
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