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EmbedVideo(5092, 482, 304); After five years spent documenting the behavior of glaciers, photographer James Balog has concluded that the term "glacial pace" is an oxymoron. Once, his teammates saw a chunk of ice roughly the…
EmbedVideo(4936, 482, 304); Louis Uccellini, head of environmental prediction for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, explains the unique challenges of tracking Hurricane Sandy. Update: 6:15 p.m. ET | As Superstorm Sandy barreled its way west from…
State officials in Maine are blaming a sharp rise in the number of children entering state custody on bath salts, a dangerous class of synthetic drugs. An additional 200 children entered the state's foster care system due…
Photo by Susan Smith via Flickr. Humans may have developed our long life spans as a result of nature's first babysitters: grandmothers. A new study published in the Proceedings of Royal Society B on Wednesday uses a…
EmbedVideo(4694, 482, 304); Toward the end of "The Amazing Spider-Man", Peter Parker saves a small child trapped in a car as the car is tossed from New York City's Williamsburg Bridge by the movie's villain, the…
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
This polar map shows hurricane patterns since 1851. Image by John Nelson/IDVsolutions The image above uses NASA and NOAA data to show the location and intensity of every hurricane and tropical storm recorded since 1851.
The prospect that Mars was once a cushy berth for life has waxed and waned as our abilities to study the planet have evolved. In the 1870's an Italian astronomer with the great, lyrical name of…
By Jenny Marder
In a four-day period this July, the Greenland ice sheet melted at a faster rate than satellite data has ever recorded and at higher elevations than we've seen in our lifetimes. So what caused this extraordinary melt? Since May,…
By Saskia de Melker
// On Thursday's NewsHour, NewsHour correspondent Hari Sreenivasan moderated a panel discussion on how Native American tribes are coping with climate change. The panel included four native leaders representing their communities at the First Stewards symposium: Jeff Mears…
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