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Scientist Find Evidence of Megatsunami in Cape Verde Islands (October 3, 2015): Scientists have found evidence of an ancient megatsunami in the Cape Verde Islands. They say an 800-foot wave crashed over Santiago Island.

Mealworms Consume and Biodegrade Styrofoam in Stanford Study (September 30, 2015): Stanford scientists have discovered that mealworms can live by eating styrofoam. The mealworms also biodegrade the polystyrene in the digestion process.

Mass Fish Die Off Reported Near Tianjin Blast Site (August 20, 2015): A mass fish die off has been reported near the Tianjin blast site in China.

Google Launches Project Sunroof to Show Solar Energy Potential of Homes (August 18, 2015): Google has launched Project Sunroof to show people the solar energy potential of their homes.

Satellite Images Show Beijing Quadrupled in Size From 2000 to 2009 (July 4, 2015): Data from NASA's QuikScat satellite shows Beijing quadrupled in size from 2000 to 2009. The city's winter temperatures also climbed.

Large Vortex in Lake Texoma (July 3, 2015): This video of a large intake vortex was shot by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District at Lake Texoma.

Kate Mara Talks Threat of Drift Gillnets in Oceana PSA (May 23, 2015): Kate Mara discusses the threat drift gillnets pose on wildlife in a new PSA for Oceana.

Study: Increase in Carbon Emissions Boosts Risk of Megadroughts (February 14, 2015): NASA study finds an increase in carbon emissions increases the risk of megadroughts.

Pink Sea Slug Boom Reported Along Central and Northern California Coast (January 31, 2015): There is a boom in the population of pink sea slugs along the Central and Northern California coast. The slugs are about an inch long.

Mystery Goo Killing Birds in San Francisco Bay (January 25, 2015): A sticky mystery goo is killing birds in the San Francisco Bay. The goo has the consistency of rubber cement.

4.4 Billion-Year-Old Zircon Crystal is Oldest Known Piece of the Earth's Crust (February 25, 2014): A 4.4 billion-year-old microscopic zircon crystal found in Western Australia is the oldest known piece of the Earth's crust.

Google Launches Site That Tracks Deforestation in Near Real-Time (February 21, 2014): Google has launched a new website that monitors deforestation in near real-time.

Oregon Chub Expected to Be First Fish Removed From Endangered Species List (February 4, 2014): The Oregon chub is proposed as the first fish to be removed from the Endangered Species List . The small minnow was listed as endangered in 1993.

Researchers Expect Violent Response to Climate Change (September 30, 2013): Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Berkeley expect a violent reaction to global warming.

Scientists Say Earthworm Poo Could Provide Window Into Past Climates (July 10, 2013): Scientists say earthworm poo could provide a window into past climates.

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