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Feb 4, 2015 08:23 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A strategically placed video camera aboard an upper-stage rocket motor captured NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive, or SMAP, spacecraft as it scooted off toward an operational orbit 425 miles above the planet. Continue reading →
Jan 30, 2015 12:30 PM ET // Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
NASA's next Earth-observing satellite is scheduled to launch Saturday (Jan. 31), and it could vastly improve the way scientists monitor droughts around the world.
Dec 29, 2014 11:28 AM ET // Becky Oskin, LiveScience
But by 2100, the southern part of the state will get more severe storms, hiking the risk of flooding.
Dec 5, 2014 02:07 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Record heat is magnifying the effects of the state-wide drought, according to climate scientists from the University of Minnesota and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Nov 5, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Andrea Thompson, Climate Central
There is a better than 99 percent chance that 2014 will be the warmest year on record in California.
Oct 17, 2014 11:30 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
The 1934 drought is the worst on record for North America in the past 1,000 years, and had similar conditions to the current California drought.
Oct 20, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Paul Heltzel
About 96 percent of the four-lake water complex that feeds Metropolitan Sao Paulo, home to 20 million, has been used up.
Sep 18, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Discovery News
Nearly 6,000 firefighters have been called in to battle 12 fires raging out of control across California.
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