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Ocean Cleanup Project Completes Great Pacific Garbage Patch Research Expedition 66 comments
Canadian Nuclear Accident Study Puts Risks Into Perspective 148 comments
NASA Scientists Paint Stark Picture of Accelerating Sea Level Rise 317 comments
The Nations That Will Be Hardest Hit By Water Shortages By 2040 194 comments
Countries Gaming Carbon Offsets May Have Dramatically Increased Emissions 134 comments
Group Seeks Test For Geoengineering Tool To Fight Climate Change 127 comments
In Germany, a Message-in-a-Bottle Found 108 Years After Its Release 57 comments
NASA's Hurricane Model Resolution Increases Nearly 10-Fold Since Katrina 89 comments
New Tool Allows Scientists To Annotate Media Coverage of Climate Change 185 comments
Breathing Beijing's Air Is the Equivalent of Smoking Almost 40 Cigarettes a Day 182 comments
Georgia Aquarium Battles Federal Government Over Belugas 90 comments
Ecuador Declares State of Emergency Over Volcano 44 comments
How Weather Modeling Gets Better 43 comments
How California Is Winning the Drought 387 comments
Off-Grid Home Ecocapsule To Hit the Market This Year 164 comments
Climatologists: By 2100, the Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean 417 comments
California Fights Drought With 96 Million "Shade Balls" 234 comments
Internet's Deep Infrastructure Could Double As a Sensor Network For Earthquakes and More 37 comments
Why Bill Gates Is Dumping Another $1 Billion Into Clean Energy 248 comments
Giving Up Alternating Current 466 comments
Fuel Cells Promise To Reduce Carbon Emissions of Mobile Base Stations 25 comments
Obama Unveils Major Climate Change Proposal 413 comments
Soylent 2.0 Comes Bottled and Ready To Drink 397 comments
Clinton Plan To Power Every US Home With Renewables By 2027 Is Achievable 528 comments
Want To Fight Climate Change? Stop Cows From Burping 299 comments
Researchers Find That Queen Bees Vaccinate Their Offspring 26 comments
China's Island-Building In Pictures 140 comments
Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution 73 comments
Genetically Modified Rice Makes More Food, Less Greenhouse Gas 295 comments
Clinton Promises 500 Million New Solar Panels 574 comments
NY Mayor Commits To Reduce Emissions 40% By 2030 80 comments
Fossil Fuels Are Messing With Carbon Dating 108 comments
Most Comprehensive Study Yet On Environmental Impact of Electric Vehicles 188 comments
2014 Was Earth's Warmest Year On Record 385 comments
Mini Ice Age: Nothing To Worry About 195 comments
Google To Reopen Maps To User Edits, With an Anti-Abuse Plan 28 comments
How the Biggest, Most Expensive Oil Spill In History Changed Almost Nothing 195 comments
Double-Dynamo Model Predicts 60% Fall In Solar Output In The 2030s 249 comments
Bumblebees Being Crushed By Climate Change 225 comments
Catastrophic Chinese Floods Triggered By Air Pollution 59 comments
A Real-Time Map of All the Objects In Earth's Orbit 41 comments
Philips Is Revolutionizing Urban Farming With New GrowWise Indoor Farm 279 comments
Chinese Zoo Animals Monitored For Earthquake Prediction 29 comments
Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Empty Toner Cartridges? 189 comments
What If You Could See Asteroids In the Night Sky? 54 comments
Asteroid Day On June 30 Aims To Raise Awareness of Collision Risks 76 comments
Bill Gates Investing $2 Billion In Renewables 292 comments
Genetic Rescue Efforts Could Help Coral Shrug Off Warmer Oceans 167 comments
Weather Promising for Sunday Morning SpaceX Launch 49 comments
Judge Orders Dutch Government To Finally Take Action On Climate Promises 242 comments
The Presidential Candidate With a Plan To Run the US On 100% Clean Energy 308 comments
Recycling Is Dying 371 comments
3D Printing Might Save the Rhinoceros 163 comments
Lawrence Krauss On the Pope's Encyclical: Not Even Close? 305 comments
Study: Sixth Extinction Event Is Underway 294 comments
Big-Data Animal Tracking As an Eye On Life and Planet 28 comments
UrtheCast Releases Its First Commercial Videos of Earth 45 comments
As Drought Worsens, California Orders Record Water Cuts 599 comments
Solar Power Capacity Installs Surpass Wind and Coal For Second Year 259 comments
Why Our Brains Can't Process the Gravest Threats To Humanity 637 comments
NASA Releases Massive Climate Change Data Set 310 comments
G7 Vows To Phase Out Fossil Fuels By 2100 298 comments
Combating Climate Risks With 3D Printing 85 comments
NOAA: Global Warming 'Pause' Never Happened 639 comments
EPA Says No Evidence That Fracking Has "Widespread" Impact On Drinking Water 266 comments
Scientists Discover Sawfish Escape Extinction Through "Virgin Births" 111 comments
Ask Slashdot: What Happens If We Perfect Age Reversing? 692 comments
Thanks To the Montreal Protocol, We Avoided Severe Ozone Depletion 141 comments
California Is Giving Away Free Solar Panels To Its Poorest Residents 272 comments
Heat Wave Kills More Than 1,100 In India 155 comments
Bats' White-Nose Syndrome May Be Cured 89 comments
Galapagos Island Volcano Erupts After 33 Years, Threatening Fragile Ecosystem 186 comments
California Votes To Ban Microbeads 247 comments
ESA Satellite Shows Sudden Ice Loss In Southern Antarctic Peninsula 268 comments
Gravitational Anomalies Beneath Mountains Point To Isostasy of Earth's Crust 95 comments
Oldest Stone Tools Predate Previous Record Holder By 700,000 Years 103 comments
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Responds In Nepal 25 comments
Larson B Ice Shelf In Antarctica To Disintegrate Within 5 Years 293 comments
Greenland's Glaciers Develop Stretch Marks As They Accelerate 249 comments
More Than 40% of US Honeybee Colonies Died In a 12-Month Period Ending In April 220 comments
California Gets Past the Yuck Factor With "Toilet To Tap" Water Recycling 278 comments
Ice Loss In West Antarctica Is Speeding Up 422 comments
Can Earthquakes Be Predicted Algorithmically? 94 comments
Subsurface Ocean Waves Can Be More Than 500 Meters High 61 comments
Top Advisor To Australian Gov't Says Climate Change is a UN Conspiracy 525 comments
25 Percent of Cars Cause 90 Percent of Air Pollution 395 comments
Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach New Monthly Record 372 comments
The World's Most Wasteful Megacity 186 comments
Recent Paper Shows Fracking Chemicals In Drinking Water, Industry Attacks It 328 comments
4.0 Earthquake Near Concord, California 128 comments
Empty Landscape Looms, If Large Herbivores Continue to Die Out 146 comments
The Pioneer Who Invented the Weather Forecast 33 comments
Seafloor Sensors Record Possible Eruption of Underwater Volcano 20 comments
Climatologist Speaks On the Effects of Geoengineering 105 comments
New Study Suggests Flying Is Greener Than Driving 280 comments
Ancient Megadrought Entombed Dodos In Poisonous Fecal Cocktail 55 comments
Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics 703 comments
Signs of Subsurface 'Alien' Life Found In Antarctica 106 comments
A Cheap, Ubiquitous Earthquake Warning System 101 comments
Google Executive Dan Fredinburg Among Victims of Everest Avalanche 164 comments
Seeing Buildings Shake With Software 21 comments
Giant Survival Ball Will Help Explorer Survive a Year On an Iceberg 128 comments
7.8 Earthquake Rocks Nepal, Hundreds Dead 114 comments
Bees Prefer Nectar Laced With Neonicotinoids 104 comments
Yellowstone Supervolcano Even Bigger Than We Realized 152 comments
Africa E-Waste Dump Continues Hyperbole War 78 comments
USGS: Oil and Gas Operations Could Trigger Large Earthquakes 171 comments
Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs 622 comments
William Shatner Proposes $30 Billion Water Pipeline To California 678 comments
Pull-Top Can Tabs, At 50, Reach Historic Archaeological Status 120 comments
If Earth Never Had Life, Continents Would Be Smaller 64 comments
Resistance To Antibiotics Found In Isolated Amazonian Tribe 53 comments
Drought and Desertification: How Robots Might Help 124 comments
Scientists Locate Sunken, Radioactive Aircraft Carrier Off California Coast 193 comments
Breakthrough In Artificial Photosynthesis Captures CO2 In Acetate 128 comments
Can Civilization Reboot Without Fossil Fuels? 365 comments
Mystery "Warm Blob" In the Pacific Ocean Could Be Causing California's Drought 173 comments
California Looks To the Sea For a Drink of Water 332 comments
The Myth of Going Off the Power Grid 281 comments
The Last Time Oceans Got This Acidic This Fast, 96% of Marine Life Went Extinct 417 comments
America's Methane Mystery: NASA Set To Investigate Hotspot Over the 4 Corners 111 comments
Did Natural Selection Make the Dutch the Tallest People On the Planet? 298 comments
Collision With Earth's "Little Sister" Created the Moon 83 comments
Obama Says Climate Change Is Harming Americans' Health 304 comments
"Brontosaurus" Name Resurrected Thanks To New Dino Family Tree 68 comments
The Arrival of Man-Made Earthquakes 166 comments
The Dystopian Lake Filled By the World's Tech Sludge 215 comments
The World Lost an Oklahoma-Sized Area of Forest In 2013, Satellite Data Show 143 comments
NASA-ESA Project Will Shoot an Asteroid To See What Happens 113 comments
Cetaceans Able To Focus Sound For Echolocation 25 comments
Chinese Scientists Plan Solar Power Station In Space 226 comments
Nation's Biggest Nuclear Firm Makes a Play For Carbon Credit Cash 227 comments
Experts: Aim of 2 Degrees Climate Goal Insufficient 442 comments
Ordnance Survey Releases Mapping Tools 18 comments
Japan To Build 250-Mile-Long, Four Storey-High Wall To Stop Tsunamis 197 comments
Better Disaster Shelters than FEMA Trailers (Video) 79 comments
World's Largest Asteroid Impacts Found In Central Australia 74 comments
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Introduces the Doomsday Dashboard 92 comments
How 'Virtual Water' Can Help Ease California's Drought 417 comments
In Response to Pollution Spike, Paris Temporarily Halves Traffic By Decree 198 comments
Greenpeace Co-Founder Declares Himself a Climate Change Skeptic 573 comments
Meet the Carolina Butcher, a 9-Foot Crocodile That Walked On Two Legs 45 comments
Some Biodegradable Plastics Don't Live Up To Their Claims 98 comments
Most Powerful Geomagnetic Storm of Solar Cycle 24 Is Happening 86 comments
Politics Is Poisoning NASA's Ability To Do Science 416 comments
UN Backs Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign 190 comments
In Historic Turn, CO2 Emissions Flatline In 2014, Even As Global Economy Grows 283 comments
US Wind Power Is Expected To Double In the Next 5 Years 262 comments
Proxima Centauri Might Not Be the Closest Star To Earth 98 comments
Newly Discovered Sea Creature Was Once the Largest Animal On Earth 57 comments
New Solar Capacity Beats Coal and Wind, Again 356 comments
Martian Canyons May Have Been Carved By Wind 39 comments
California's Hot, Dry Winters Tied To Climate Change 279 comments
State Employees Say Rules Prevent Open "Climate Change" Discussion In Florida 366 comments
Chinese Government Takes Down Anti-Pollution Documentary "Under The Dome" 87 comments
The Origin of Life and the Hidden Role of Quantum Criticality 188 comments
El Nino Has Finally Arrived, Far Weaker Than Predicted 235 comments
Doomsday Vault: First Tree Samples Arrive At Underground Seed Store 55 comments
Mysterious Siberian Crater Is Just One of Many 88 comments
Methane-Based Life Possible On Titan 69 comments
We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees. 341 comments
Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics 394 comments
Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill 437 comments
What If We Lost the Sky? 421 comments
Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge 681 comments
Humans' Big Brains Linked To a Small Stretch of DNA 95 comments
Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression 532 comments
US To Monitor Air Quality In India and Other Countries 42 comments
Could Fossils of Ancient Life From Earth Reside On the Moon? 88 comments
The Burden of Intellectual Property Rights On Clean Energy Technologies 145 comments
Oxford University Researchers List 12 Global Risks To Human Civilization 213 comments
NASA: Increasing Carbon Emissions Risk Megadroughts 264 comments
Study: 8 Million Metric Tons of Plastic Dumped Into Oceans Annually 121 comments
The IPCC's Shifting Position On Nuclear Energy 309 comments
SpaceX Launch of "GoreSat" Planned For Today, Along With Another Landing Attempt 75 comments
Mystery Ash Clouds Rain In Parts of Washington, Oregon 77 comments
Earth's Libration Visualized For the First Time Above the Moon's Far Side 33 comments
Canadian Climate Scientist Wins Defamation Suit Against National Post 297 comments
Photosynthesizing Sea Slugs Steal Genes From Algae 74 comments
Lowering the Cost of Biofuel Production 56 comments
Interviews: Dr. Robert Ballard Answers Your Questions 20 comments
Nuclear Safety Push To Be Softened After US Objections 224 comments
NASA Launches Satellite To Observe Soil Moisture 25 comments
Most Americans Support Government Action On Climate Change 458 comments
We May Have Jupiter To Thank For the Nitrogen In Earth's Atmosphere 46 comments
"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms 397 comments
Fish Found Living Half a Mile Under Antarctic Ice 79 comments
Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57 216 comments
Science By Democracy Doesn't Work 497 comments
Doomsday Clock Could Move 145 comments
US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax 667 comments
Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance 136 comments
Analysis Suggests Solar System Contains Massive Trans-Neptunian Objects 170 comments
The Anthropocene Epoch Began With 1945 Atomic Bomb Test, Scientists Say 154 comments
NASA, NOAA: 2014 Was the Warmest Year In the Modern Record 360 comments
Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now 441 comments
Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions 202 comments
For the First Time In 3 Years, Investments In Renewable Energy Increased 134 comments
How a Shaking Stadium Is Helping Scientists Track Earthquakes 25 comments
How Close Are We To Engineering the Climate? 319 comments
Study Casts Doubt On Mammoth-Killing Cosmic Impact 19 comments
Seismological Society of America Claims Fracking Reactivated Ohio Fault 168 comments
Finding Genghis Khan's Tomb From Space 166 comments
Aircraft Responsible For 2.5% of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions 232 comments
2014: Hottest Year On Record 560 comments
Pope Francis To Issue Encyclical On Global Warming 341 comments
Belize's "Blue Hole" Reveals Clues To Maya's Demise 80 comments
Trees vs. Atmospheric Carbon: A Fight That Makes Sense? 363 comments
Life In Space, In More Than 12,000 Photos 24 comments
What Northern Hemisphere Astronomers Are Missing From the Southern Hemisphere 104 comments
Hot Springs At Yellowstone Changed Their Color Due To Tourist Activity 48 comments
How a Massachusetts Man Invented the Global Ice Market 83 comments
Massive Volcanic Eruptions Accompanied Dinosaur Extinction 78 comments
NASA Video Shows What It's Like To Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere 75 comments
Geoengineered Climate Cooling With Microbubbles 114 comments
Satellite Captures Glowing Plants From Space 40 comments
11 Trillion Gallons of Water Needed To End California Drought 330 comments
Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography 191 comments
Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do 222 comments
Last Three Years the Quietest For Tornadoes Ever 187 comments
The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse 401 comments
Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site 465 comments
Google Earth API Will Be Retired On December 12, 2015 75 comments
U.S. Passenger Vehicle Fleet Dirtier After 2008 Recession 176 comments
Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane 329 comments
Asteroid Impacts May Have Formed Life's Building Blocks 46 comments
New Mexico Levies $54M Against Energy Dept. For Violations At Nuclear Repository 36 comments
The Ancestor of Humans Was an "Artist" 500,000 Years Ago 59 comments
Ocean-Going Robot Fleet Completes Fish Tracking Mission 10 comments
Pantry Pests Harbor Plastic-Chomping Bacteria 45 comments
Scientists Have Finally Sampled the Most Abundant Material On Earth 128 comments
France Wants To Get Rid of Diesel Fuel 395 comments
Shale: Good For Gas, Oil...and Nuclear Waste Disposal? 138 comments
Renewables Are Now Scotland's Biggest Energy Source 235 comments
Scientists Develop "Paint" To Help Cool the Planet 145 comments
Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies 307 comments
How the World's Agricultural Boom Has Changed CO2 Cycles 186 comments
Prospects Rise For a 2015 UN Climate Deal, But Likely To Be Weak 145 comments
Harvard Scientists Say It's Time To Start Thinking About Engineering the Climate 367 comments
Coal Plants Get New Lease On Life With Natural Gas 143 comments
Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car 194 comments
MARS, Inc: We Are Running Out of Chocolate 323 comments
How To Mathematically Predict Lightning Strikes 41 comments
U.S. and China Make Landmark Climate Deal 285 comments
Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy 488 comments
'Dark Magma' Could Explain Mystery Volcanoes 77 comments
Fukushima Radiation Nears California Coast, Judged Harmless 114 comments
Earth's Oxygen History Could Explain "Darwin's Dilemma" In Evolution 78 comments
Nevada Earthquake Swarm Increases Chance of Larger Quake 65 comments
The Military's Latest Enemy: Climate Change 163 comments
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