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Researchers Envision Four Climate Change Scenarios for Civilization-Planet Systems (June 5, 2018): Researchers from the University of Rochester have come up with four climate change scenarios for civilization-planet systems.

Massive London Fatberg Weighs as Much as 11 Double Decker Buses (September 12, 2017): A fatberg found in a London sewer is 250 meters long and weighs more than 11 double decker buses.

Stephen Hawking Warns Humans Have 100 Years to Leave Earth (May 3, 2017): Stephen Hawking is warning humans have just 100 years left to leave Earth and colonize another planet.

Cardiff Researchers Unearth Tropical Fossil Forests in Svalbard, Norway (November 20, 2015): Cardiff research team discovers a tropical fossil forest in the Svalbard Archipelago. The find explains a major climate change event that happened 400 million years ago.

Giant Crack Opens Up in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains (November 2, 2015): A giant crack in the Earth has opened up in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains.

Loss of Poop From Giant Animals Disrupting Earth's Nutrient Cycle (October 27, 2015): The loss of enormous amounts of poop once left by giant land and sea animals is disrupting Earth's nutrient cycle say scientists from the University of Vermont.

Study Finds Persian Gulf Climate May Become Too Hot for Humans (October 26, 2015): A new study from MIT and Loyola Marymount University has found that Climate Change may make the Persian Gulf too hot at times for humans to survive.

Scientists Say Earth's Inner Core Formed 1 to 1.5 Billion Years Ago (October 8, 2015): A new study has found that Earth's inner core formed 1 to 1.5 billion years ago.

Researchers Find Thriving Wildlife Populations in Chernobyl (October 7, 2015): Researchers have found that Chernobyl is no longer void of animals 30 years after the nuclear accident.

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.

Heat-related Deaths in Manhattan Projected to Rise 20% in 2020s (May 20, 2013): A new study from Columbia University's Earth Institute and the Mailman School of Public Health projects heat-related deaths to climb 20% in the 2020s.

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