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Climate change occurs when changes in Earth’s climate system result in new weather patterns that last for at least a few decades, and maybe for millions of years. The climate system is comprised of five interacting parts, the atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (ice and permafrost), biosphere (living things), and lithosphere (earth’s crust and upper mantle).

How Enough Floating Plastic Could Change the Sea

Some damage caused by plastic waste is dramatic and well known: every year, plastic is an accomplice in the deaths of millions of marine birds, mammals, turtles, and fish. But as new...

The Hidden Light Show Below

As I descend into dark waters, my blue flashlights reveal a spectacular display of fluorescent colors shining out from some of the corals and marine creatures below. Normally hard to detect...

Border Agents Caught Posting Racist, Sexist Messages About Migrants & AOC in Secret Facebook...

Customs and Border Protection has opened an investigation into the posting of racist and xenophobic messages by current and former Border Patrol agents on a private Facebook group. More than 9,500...

100’s shut down San Francisco streets to protest migrant camps

Several hundred people shut down a busy intersection Tuesday in San Francisco, calling on the Trump administration to close detention facilities along the southern border where hundreds of children are being...

Earliest evidence for cannabis smoking discovered in ancient tombs

Traces of potent pot were identified in 2,500-year-old wooden artifacts buried with people who lived along the Silk Road in China. The earliest direct evidence for human consumption of cannabis as a...

Earth’s Freshwater Future: Extremes of Flood and Drought

By Ellen Gray, NASA's Earth Science News Team, and Jessica Merzdorf, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center This article is part of a series that explores areas of NASA research into Earth's freshwater and...

This 40,000-Year-Old Wolf Head Was Found in Siberian Permafrost

The severed head of a wolf that lived in Siberia roughly 40,000 years ago has been recovered in an astonishingly intact state, according to the Siberian Times. Because the head was buried...

The 25 Most Beautiful Places on Earth

The world is full of many stunning and surreal destinations. There are a number of places on this earth where you have to stop and pinch yourself when you visit. However,...

Cocoa’s child laborers

Mars, Nestlé and Hershey pledged nearly two decades ago to stop using cocoa harvested by children. Yet much of the chocolate you buy still starts with child labor. Behind much of the...

New York City Whale Sightings Jump From Just Five to 272

Reuters / David Gray Whale sightings in New York City have seen an incredible rise over this decade, starting at just five in 2011 to a total of 272 this year. Experts...

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