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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels 580 comments
Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery 81 comments
Ozone Layer Recovering But Remains Threatened 59 comments
To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars 485 comments
UN Study Shows Record-High Increases For Atmospheric CO2 In 2013 427 comments
US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom 191 comments
How China's E-Waste Capital Is Trying To Clean Itself Up 15 comments
Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone 260 comments
Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon 147 comments
Apparent Meteorite Hits Managua, Nicaragua, Leaving Crater But No Injuries 107 comments
Surprise! More Than Twice As Much Mercury In Environment As Thought 173 comments
Newly Discovered 60-foot Asteroid About To Buzz By Earth 68 comments
Two Explorers Descend Into An Active Volcano, and Live to Tell About It 66 comments
California Blue Whales Rebound From Whaling 91 comments
Newly Discovered Asteroid To Pass Within Geostationary Orbit Sunday 101 comments
Welcome To Laniakea, Our New Cosmic Home 67 comments
Out of the Warehouse: Climate Researchers Rescue Long-Lost Satellite Images 136 comments
New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption 121 comments
Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate 302 comments
The Passenger Pigeon: A Century of Extinction 108 comments
DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos" 57 comments
Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go 258 comments
Iceland Raises Volcano Aviation Alert Again 38 comments
Drought Inspires a Boom In Pseudoscience, From Rain Machines To 'Water Witches' 266 comments
New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste 191 comments
Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report 708 comments
Climate Scientist Pioneer Talks About the Furture of Geoengineering 140 comments
Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor 273 comments
Iceland Stands Down On Travel Alert: From Orange To Red and Back Again 29 comments
Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake? 191 comments
Magnitude 6.0 Quake Hits Northern California, Causing Injuries and Outages 135 comments
Western US Drought Has Made Earth's Crust Rise 90 comments
Eruption Of Iceland's Bardarbunga Raises Travel Alert to Red 38 comments
New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W 338 comments
Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth 134 comments
Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic 465 comments
Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical 303 comments
Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead 521 comments
Iceland's Seismic Activity: A Repeat Show for Atmospheric Ash? 69 comments
The Royal Society Proposes First Framework For Climate Engineering Experiments 174 comments
Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives 180 comments
No, a Huge Asteroid Is Not "Set To Wipe Out Life On Earth In 2880" 123 comments
How California's Carbon Market Actually Works 97 comments
California May Waive Environmental Rules For Tesla 327 comments
NASA's Greenhouse Gas Observatory Captures 'First Light' 143 comments
Chile Earthquake Triggered Icequakes In Antarctica 21 comments
Gas Cooled Reactors Shut Down In UK 120 comments
Toxic Algae Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast 99 comments
Ask Slashdot: Can Tech Help Monitor or Mitigate a Mine-Flooded Ecosystem? 123 comments
Brookings Study Calls Solar, Wind Power the Most Expensive Fossil Alternatives 409 comments
Wyoming's Natural Trap Cave Yields Huge Trove of Animal Remains 31 comments
Paint Dust Covers the Upper Layer of the World's Oceans 141 comments
Ancient Worms May Have Saved Life On Earth 54 comments
Man-Made "Dead Zone" In Gulf of Mexico the Size of Connecticut 184 comments
Ancient Skulls Show Civilization Rose As Testosterone Fell 387 comments
Unesco Probing Star Wars Filming In Ireland 181 comments
Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should 288 comments
The Truth About Solar Storms 91 comments
Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation' 342 comments
How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth 212 comments
One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far 190 comments
Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department 342 comments
Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate 377 comments
Oso Disaster Had Its Roots In Earlier Landslides 64 comments
White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration 272 comments
Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars 156 comments
Australia Repeals Carbon Tax 291 comments
Giant Crater Appears In Northern Siberia 122 comments
The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record 552 comments
Walter Munk's Astonishing Wave-Tracking Experiment 55 comments
Fighting Climate Change With Trade 155 comments
Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis 389 comments
Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann 497 comments
Mapping a Monster Volcano 105 comments
Ancient Bird With Largest Wingspan Yet Discovered 55 comments
IBM Tries To Forecast and Control Beijing's Air Pollution 63 comments
Study: Whales Are Ecosystem "Engineers" 64 comments
Study: Global Warming Solvable If Fossil Fuel Subsidies Given To Clean Energy 385 comments
Solar-Powered Electrochemical Cell Used To Produce Formic Acid From CO2 133 comments
Hierarchical Membrane For Cleaning Up Oil Spills 32 comments
Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing 304 comments
NASA Launching Satellite To Track Carbon 190 comments
Swedish Farmers Have Doubts About Climatologists and Climate Change 567 comments
Germany's Glut of Electricity Causing Prices To Plummet 365 comments
Air Pollution Can Disrupt Pollinating Insects By Concealing the Scent of Flowers 67 comments
Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly 461 comments
NOAA: Earth Smashed A Record For Heat In May 2014, Effects To Worsen 547 comments
Supreme Court Upholds Most EPA Rules On Greenhouse Gases 109 comments
Satellite Swarm Spots North Pole Drift 80 comments
Climate Change Prompts Emperor Penguins To Find New Breeding Grounds 215 comments
UK Man Sentenced To 16 Months For Exporting 'E-Waste' Despite 91% Reuse 212 comments
The EPA Carbon Plan: Coal Loses, But Who Wins? 268 comments
Humans Not Solely To Blame For Passenger Pigeon Extinction 53 comments
Why the Moon's New Birthday Means the Earth Is Older Than We Thought 98 comments
Study: Deforestation Depletes Fish Stocks 69 comments
New Evidence For Oceans of Water Deep In the Earth 190 comments
Geothermal Heat Contributing To West Antarctic Ice Sheet Melting 387 comments
NASA Names Gavin Schmidt Director of the Goddard Institute For Space Studies 41 comments
Greenland Is Getting Darker 174 comments
Scientists Race To Save Miami Coral Doomed By Dredging 99 comments
Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands 182 comments
Fixing China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions For Them 322 comments
Astronomers Solve Puzzle of Mysterious Streaks In Radio Images of the Sky 66 comments
Plastic Trash Forming Into "Plastiglomerate" Rocks 123 comments
Strange New World Discovered: The "Mega Earth" 147 comments
Terran Computational Calendar Introduces Minimonths, Year Bases, and Datemods 209 comments
Shrinking Waves May Save Antarctic Sea Ice 298 comments
Organic Cat Litter May Have Caused Nuclear Waste Accident 174 comments
Should We Eat Invasive Species? 290 comments
Kiwi Genetically Closer to Extinct Elephant Birds Than to the Emu 46 comments
Hawaii's Oahu Used To Be a Bigger Island 44 comments
Trillions of Plastic Pieces May Be Trapped In Arctic Ice 136 comments
US Officials Cut Estimate of Recoverable Monterey Shale Oil By 96% 411 comments
Researchers Experiment With Explosives To Fight Wildfires 80 comments
Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk 323 comments
Spanish Conquest May Have Altered Peru's Shoreline 94 comments
Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture 146 comments
ESA's Cryosat Mission Sees Antarctic Ice Losses Double 162 comments
Radioactivity Cleanup At Hanford Nuclear Reservation, 25 Years On 123 comments
Studies: Wildfires Worse Due To Global Warming 379 comments
Climate Journal Publishes Referees' Report In Response To "Witch-Hunt" Claims 330 comments
Orca Identified As 103 Years Old 194 comments
Humans Causing California's Mountains To Grow 36 comments
What Caused a 1300-Year Deep Freeze? 258 comments
Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans As Antarctic Ice Melts 784 comments
Interviews: Stewart Brand Answers Your Questions 22 comments
Harvard Study Links Neonicotinoid Pesticide To Colony Collapse Disorder 217 comments
Wyoming Is First State To Reject Science Standards Over Climate Change 661 comments
As Species Decline, So Do the Scientists Who Name Them 76 comments
Feds Issue Emergency Order On Crude Oil Trains 211 comments
Electromagnetic Noise Found To Affect Bird Navigation 71 comments
US Climate Report Says Global Warming Impact Already Severe 627 comments
Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma 127 comments
Chernobyl's Sarcophagus, Redux 121 comments
California City Considers Restarting Desalination Plant To Fight Drought 420 comments
Ask Stewart Brand About Protecting Resources and Reviving Extinct Species 59 comments
Scientists Race To Develop Livestock That Can Survive Climate Change 291 comments
ISS Studies Show Bacteria From Earth Could Colonize Mars 103 comments
Finally, Hi-Def Streaming Video of the ISS's View of Earth 97 comments
Let's Call It 'Climate Disruption,' White House Science Adviser Suggests (Again) 568 comments
How To Find Nearby Dark Skies, No Matter Where You Are 55 comments
Talking To the Public: the Biggest Enemy To Reducing Greenhouse Emissions 324 comments
Most of What We Need For Smart Cities Already Exists 65 comments
Graphene Could Be Dangerous To Humans and the Environment 135 comments
Designer Creates a Water Bottle That You Can Eat 171 comments
Waste Management: The Critical Element For Nuclear Energy Expansion 281 comments
Former US Test Site Sues Nuclear Nations For Disarmament Failure 165 comments
Panel Says U.S. Not Ready For Inevitable Arctic Oil Spill 95 comments
Asteroid Impacts Bigger Risk Than Thought 172 comments
Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power 504 comments
Venus' Crust Heals Too Fast For Plate Tectonics 135 comments
Biofuels From Corn Can Create More Greenhouse Gases Than Gasoline 159 comments
3 Former Astronauts: Earth-Asteroid Collisions Are a Real But Preventable Danger 71 comments
VA Supreme Court: Michael Mann Needn't Turn Over All His Email 348 comments
Plant Breeders Release 'Open Source Seeds' 136 comments
NASA Proposes "Water World" Theory For Origin of Life 115 comments
Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered 239 comments
Pollution In China Could Be Driving Freak Weather In US 158 comments
Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming 343 comments
UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate 433 comments
Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty 869 comments
93 Harvard Faculty Members Call On the University To Divest From Fossil Fuels 214 comments
8.2 Earthquake Off the Coast of Chile, Tsunami Triggered 86 comments
How a 'Seismic Cloak' Could Slow Down an Earthquake 101 comments
UN Report: Climate Changes Overwhelming 987 comments
UN Court: Japanese Whaling "Not Scientific" 188 comments
Famous Paintings Help Study the Earth's Past Atmosphere 126 comments
Geologists Warned of Washington State Mudslides For Decades 230 comments
Introducing a Calendar System For the Information Age 224 comments
Mazda Says Its Upcoming Gas-Powered Cars Will Emit Less CO2 Than Electric Cars 330 comments
WHO: Air Pollution 'Killed 7 Million People' In 2012 97 comments
What Fire and Leakage At WIPP Means For Nuclear Waste Disposal 154 comments
IPCC's "Darkest Yet" Climate Report Warns of Food, Water Shortages 703 comments
Creationists Demand Equal Airtime With 'Cosmos' 667 comments
Could Earth's Infrared Emissions Be a New Renewable Energy Source? 78 comments
Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy 335 comments
China Using Drones To Spot Polluters 35 comments
It Was the Worst Industrial Disaster In US History, and We Learned Nothing 290 comments
Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight Relaunches As Data Journalism Website 60 comments
Paris Bans Half of All Cars On the Road 405 comments
Solar-Powered Toilet Torches Waste For Public Health 126 comments
Forests Around Chernobyl Aren't Decaying Properly 167 comments
NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization 401 comments
The Earth As a Gravitational Wave Detector 70 comments
Conservation Communities Takes Root Across US 116 comments
Diamond Suggests Presence of Water Deep Within Earth 48 comments
Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty 545 comments
Ice Age Fossils Found During Los Angeles Subway Exploration 64 comments
First Look At the Animals of the New Hebrides Trench 40 comments
Oil From the Exxon Valdez Spill Still Lingers On Alaska Beaches 261 comments
Damming News From Washington State 168 comments
Face Masks Provide Chinese With False Hope Against Pollution 156 comments
Tim Cook: If You Don't Like Our Energy Policies, Don't Buy Apple Stock 348 comments
Scottish Independence Campaign Battles Over BBC Weather Forecast 286 comments
Agbogbloshie: The World's Largest e-Waste Dump 117 comments
3D Maps Reveal a Lead-Laced Ocean 266 comments
Pine Forest Vapor Particles Can Limit Climate Change 124 comments
Find Along Chilean Highway Suggests Ancient Mass Stranding of Whales 63 comments
Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island 121 comments
Exxon Mobile CEO Sues To Stop Fracking Near His Texas Ranch 317 comments
New Interactive Map For Understanding Global Flood Risks 64 comments
Confirmed: Earth's Oldest Rock In Australia 74 comments
Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon 330 comments
Naming All Lifeforms On Earth With Hash Functions 97 comments
UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars 363 comments
VA Tech Experiment: Polar Vortex May Decimate D.C. Stinkbugs In 2014 112 comments
How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations? 560 comments
Chevron Gives Residents Near Fracking Explosion Free Pizza 207 comments
California Fights Drought With Data and Psychology, Yielding 5% Usage Reduction 362 comments
Darker Arctic Boosting Global Warming 378 comments
Up-Front Seats For Tonight's Near-Earth Asteroid 99 comments
US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction' 401 comments
Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund 410 comments
Study Finds Methane Leaks Negate Benefits of Natural Gas-Powered Vehicles 102 comments
Germany's Renewable Plan Faces Popular Resistance 176 comments
Massive Storm Buries US East Coast In Snow and Ice 290 comments
Iconic Predator-Prey Study In Peril 84 comments
Oil Companies Secretly Got Paid Twice For Cleaning Up Toxic Fuel Leaks 113 comments
Scientists Solve Mystery of World-Traveling Plant 52 comments
How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics 359 comments
Britain's Eastern Coast Yields Oldest Human Footprints Outside Africa 120 comments
GOP Bill To Outlaw EPA 'Secret Science' That Is Not Transparent, Reproducible 618 comments
Should Nuclear and Renewable Energy Supporters Stop Fighting? 551 comments
Researchers Try To "Close the Nutrient Cycle" Through Better Waste Recycling 112 comments
Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef 277 comments
Environmental Report Raises Pressure On Obama To Approve Keystone Pipeline 301 comments
GPM Satellite To Usher In a New Era of Weather Observation 31 comments
Flying Snake Mysteries Revealed 78 comments
What Killed the Great Beasts of North America? 214 comments
Historical Carbon Emissions From Dragons In Middle Earth 69 comments
Device Mines Precious Phosphorus From Sewage 96 comments
Grand Canyon Is "Frankenstein" of Geologic Formations 132 comments
Bees Are Building Nests With Our Waste Plastic 92 comments
Midwestern Fault Zones Are Still Alive 115 comments
Up To a Quarter of California Smog Comes From China 259 comments
Studies Say Earth Won't Die As Soon As Thought 155 comments
CES 2014: A Bedbug Detector that Looks Interesting but has Detractors (Video) 72 comments
Global-Warming Skepticism Hits 6-Year High 846 comments
Solar Lull Could Cause Colder Winters In Europe 320 comments
Alleging 'Malpractice' With Climate Skeptic Papers, Publisher Kills Journal 314 comments
Heat Waves In Australia Are Getting More Frequent, and Hotter 279 comments
Doomsday Clock Remains at Five Minutes to Midnight 222 comments
How Weather Influences Global Warming Opinions 517 comments
The True Color of Ancient Sea Creatures 44 comments
Researchers: Global Risk of Supervolcano Eruption Greater Than Previously Though 325 comments
Ancient Pompeii Diet Consisted of Giraffe and Other "Exotic'" Delicacies 172 comments
Anti-GMO Activists Win Victory On Hawaiian Island 510 comments
Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham 611 comments
Helicopter Rescue For All Passengers Aboard Antarctic Research Ship 168 comments
Reducing Climate Change Uncertainty By Figuring Out Clouds 249 comments
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