Earth

  1. Physics

    Earth’s lowly rumble

    From rumbling volcanoes to grumbling elephants, scientists are eavesdropping on the lowest sounds on Earth.

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  2. Environment

    Forests as a tsunami shield

    Trees appear to protect seaside settlements from the worst effects of a tsunami.

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  3. Earth

    Detecting an eerie sea glow

    At night, glowing bacteria can give large areas of the sea a surreal milky color.

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  4. Environment

    Unnatural disasters

    The actions of people can make the destruction caused by hurricanes worse than it would be otherwise.

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  5. Environment

    Shrinking glaciers

    Most glaciers around the world appear to be getting smaller.

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  6. Environment

    Seabirds deliver Arctic pollutants

    When birds look for food at sea, they pick up and carry pollutants back to their nesting areas.

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  7. Environment

    Cleaning up fish farms

    Although fish farms can supply lots of food, these operations may also cause pollution and hurt wild populations.

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  8. Environment

    Saving wetlands

    In Louisiana and elsewhere, wetlands are disappearing, threatening plant and animal life.

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  9. Environment

    Whale watch

    Unraveling the secret lives of whales may help keep them from dying out.

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  10. Climate

    Arctic algae show climate change

    Sediment from Arctic lakes shows that much of the Northern Hemisphere has been warming for many decades.

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  11. Environment

    Shrinking fish

    Because of fishing, fish are becoming smaller and growing more slowly.

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  12. Environment

    Spotty survival

    The northern spotted owl faces unpredictable threats and an uncertain future.

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