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Study Shows 'Megadrought' May Soon Hit Southwestern U.S.

Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.<p>The American Southwest may be headed for a “megadrought,” an arid period longer than any in recent memory.<p>A megadrought is the name for a decades-long dry …

Climate Change

Asteroid to pass close to Earth on Sunday

An asteroid will come within 25,000 miles of Earth on Sunday, but don't panic — NASA says it doesn't pose a threat.<p>The asteroid, known as 2014 RC, will pass over New Zealand about 2:18 p.m. ET on Sunday. From its reflected brightness, astronomers estimate that the asteroid is about 60 feet in …

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano continues dramatic lava eruption

A dramatic lava eruption that began early on Sunday near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has continued into Monday.<p>At the weekend, lava fountains more than 50m (165ft) high prompted the Met Office in Iceland to raise its ash warning for aviation to red, the highest level.<p>Later, it reduced the alert …

U.S. Will 'Degrade and Destroy' ISIS Militants, Obama Says

President Barack Obama vowed to "degrade and destroy" the Islamist militant group behind the beheading of a second American journalist. "We will not be intimidated," Obama told reporters during a visit to Estonia on Wednesday. "Those who make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will …