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Jan 14, 2015 12:51 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
Destroying forests and intensively farming the land erodes as much soil in a few decades as would naturally erode over thousands of years. Continue reading →
Nov 4, 2014 06:30 PM ET // John Upton, Climate Central
A $300 million post-Sandy buyout program is removing flood-prone houses from inland New Jersey. Why aren't coastal houses being removed, too?
Jun 7, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Patrick J. Kiger
The Chines government is removing the tops of 700 mountains to create 155 square miles of free space to build cities. Continue reading →
Apr 2, 2014 04:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
It can be stressful being a small asteroid -- not only do they risk collision with the planets any time, they are also slowly being eroded by the sun. Continue reading →
Feb 3, 2014 05:22 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Meandering rivers have been spotted on the Martian surface -- but they are now dry ridges, an eerie reminder of Mars' wet past. Continue reading →
Oct 11, 2013 01:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Sitting at the northern edge of Mars' famous Valles Marineris canyon complex is a strange gouge in the landscape called Hebes Chasma -- this is its story.
Aug 16, 2013 12:02 PM ET // Gayathri Vaidyanathan
The Army Corps is hustling for new sources of sand for Florida. Continue reading →
May 31, 2013 02:23 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
When Curiosity was coasting through interplanetary space on its way to Mars, I doubt it considered the possibility that the landing site inside Gale Crater would be a pebbly beach -- almost. Continue reading →