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Climate impacts 'overwhelming' - UN

<b>The impacts of global warming are likely to be "severe, pervasive and irreversible", a major report by the UN has warned.</b><p>Scientists and officials meeting in Japan say the document is the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impacts of climate change on the world.<p>Some impacts of climate …

Washington state landslide death toll now at 30

SEATTLE -- Nearly two weeks after a deadly landslide ravaged the once placid Stillaguamish Valley, the death toll continued to rise, and the hard work of moving on came into sharper focus.<p>The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday that it has received the remains of 30 victims …

Jay Inslee

Coral Reefs: the Seawall That Nature Built

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Wave breaking over a healthy coral reef in Tumon Bay Marine Preserve, Guam, Mariana Islands. Photo credit: Curt Storlazzi, U.S. Geological Survey<p>By Dr. Michael Beck, lead marine scientist, The Nature Conservancy<p>Here’s an optimistic idea for you to consider: We can save our …

Coral Reefs

Shift in Antarctic Winds Drives "Collapse" of Glaciers

Melting of glaciers is accelerated by stronger winds, scientists say.<p>The "unstoppable collapse" of glaciers in West Antarctica announced by scientists this week has one key cause: shifting winds. Stronger winds are pushing warm water under coastal glaciers and melting them. The process is expected …

Global Warming

National Geographic Travel

'Top five physics discoveries' chosen by magazine

<b>Five physics discoveries with the potential to transform the world have been selected by a leading science magazine for its 25th birthday issue.</b><p>Quantum computing and science that could enable shoes to charge a mobile phone are among the list compiled by Physics World.<p>A potential new tumour …

Higgs Boson

Focus: Nobel Prize—Why Particles Have Mass

October 11, 2013• <i>Physics</i> 6, 111<p>The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to two of the theorists who formulated the Higgs mechanism, …

Physics

Insane Photo From International Space Station Shows Typhoon Haiyan

An American astronaut took an unbelievable photo of Typhoon Haiyan from the International Space Station.<p>Easily besting radar images, the photo shows …

Natural Disasters

You Can’t Take a Bullet for Someone Hollywood-Style, Because Physics

No matter how many times you’ve seen the movies and the TV shows that have a protagonist leaping in the path of a bullet, physics forbids such …

Physics

M42 - The Orion Nebula & NGC 1977 The Running Man Nebula (Nov 29, 2013)

Top 5 Comet ISON Questions Answered

Changing Planet<p><b>Comet ISON has captured the imagination of astronomers and the public for the past year, and now we can’t let it go.</b><p>While the bizarre icy visitor didn’t manage to live up to the hype of “comet of the century,” it left behind a wealth of new data that will keep the scientific …

Astronomy

What Created the Rare, Breathtaking Fog Over the Grand Canyon?

A rare weather phenomenon called a temperature inversion transformed the Grand Canyon into a foggy fantasy land recently.

National Parks

Fuel For Thought: Is There Hope For Africa?

Human Journey<p>While driving up Africa from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Arusha (Tanzania) – over 4,000 kilometres via Botswana, Zambia and Malawi in 5 days – we saw this amazing juxtaposition with a man carrying over 100-pounds of charcoal on his bicycle being passed by a 20-tonne truck carrying …

South Africa

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"Mind-Blowing" Discovery: Oldest Body of Seawater Found in Giant Crater

Hundred-million-year-old water was trapped after ancient impact, study says.<p><b>Scientists drilling the United States' biggest crater have tapped into the oldest body of seawater ever found.</b><p>They weren't expecting to find the ancient water, estimated to be 100 to 145 million years old, while boring a …

Chesapeake Bay

Dramatic Video Shows Volcano Making New Island Off Japan

"Ring of Fire" tectonic activity responsible for this week's eruption.<p><b>Japan got just a little bit bigger this week, as a volcano created abrand new island about 600 miles (970 kilometers) south of Tokyo.</b><p>The island is about 660 feet (200 meters) in diameter, according to the Japanese coast guard. It …

Ring of Fire

Typhoon Haiyan’s Impact Felt at United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw

Changing Planet<p>Mangrove reforestation site in Verde Island Passage, where Conservation International works with partners to find solutions to reduce the risks of climate change. Photograph by Conservation International/Lynn Tang.<p>By Enrique Nunez<p>It is with a heavy heart I have gone about my business …

Natural Disasters

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world's 20,000 polar bears.<p><b>In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.</b><p>It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, …

Wildlife

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