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The Japan Meteorological Agency said a local tsunami of up to one metre (3.3 feet) could impact the Pacific coastline after the quake.
Microplastics -- tiny particles formed from the degrading of plastic trash -- are filling the planet's oceans and pose an increasing threat to marine animals. Continue reading →
Coral reefs are the rainforests of the ocean, slowly being destroyed. What are these colorful undersea vistas and why does it matter if they live or die? Trace offers some answers.
Livestock burping, flatulence and manure was the source of more than 13 million tons of methane gas in 2004. Continue reading →
The planet's magnetic field seems to be 10 times weaker than it was six months ago.
The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi-NPP satellite catches a glimpse of a storm churning with 150-mile-per-hour winds.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports that May 2014 had the highest combined global average temperature (both land and ocean) ever recorded for that month at 59.93 degrees F. Continue reading →
Drought-stricken farmers and others are turning to the mystical practice of water dowsing, and many are convinced it works. Here's why. Continue reading →
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