Earth

  1. Earth

    Petrified lightning

    Sand turned into glass by a lightning strike can provide clues about ancient climates.

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  2. Environment

    Life under ice

    Researchers unexpectedly find a community of sea creatures in the ocean beneath an ice shelf.

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  3. Environment

    Shrimpy invaders

    A shrimplike creature that has invaded the Great Lakes could spell big trouble for young fish.

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  4. Environment

    Earth-friendly fabrics

    Shirts made from bamboo, socks made from corn, and jackets made from chicken feathers may be in your fashion future.

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  5. Environment

    To catch a dragonfly

    Dragonflies are giving researchers new ways to think about relationships among animals.

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  6. Earth

    The Pacific Ocean’s bald spot

    A large swath of seafloor at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean lacks sediment.

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  7. Earth

    Bugs with gas

    Microbes living in sand under the sea may produce gases such as propane.

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  8. Climate

    Hot summers, wild fires

    Rising temperatures and earlier snowmelts in the western United States have intensified forest fires.

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  9. Oceans

    Surf watch

    Figuring out the waves and the wind is an important part of surfing.

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  10. Environment

    Pollution detective

    A science fair project tackles contaminated drinking water and mosquito growth.

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  11. Plants

    Pumping up poison ivy

    Boosting carbon dioxide levels makes poison ivy grow faster and become more toxic.

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  12. Animals

    Missing moose

    By studying population patterns, scientists hope to figure out why moose in some areas are in trouble.

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