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Doomsday Vault: First Tree Samples Arrive At Underground Seed Store 55 comments
Mysterious Siberian Crater Is Just One of Many 87 comments
Methane-Based Life Possible On Titan 69 comments
We Stopped At Two Nuclear Bombs; We Can Stop At Two Degrees. 340 comments
Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics 386 comments
Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill 431 comments
What If We Lost the Sky? 421 comments
Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge 674 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
Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices 334 comments
We Are Running Out of Sand 264 comments
Using Naval Logbooks To Reconstruct Past Weather and Predict Future Climate 102 comments
Interviews: Ask CMI Director Alex King About Rare Earth Mineral Supplies 62 comments
Japan's Annual Nuclear Drill Highlights Problems 43 comments
UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault 695 comments
Drones Over Greenland Give Insight To Pollution's Effects On Melting 81 comments
Denmark Plans To Be Coal-Free In 10 Years 332 comments
New Study Shows Three Abrupt Pulses of CO2 During Last Deglaciation 132 comments
Imagining the Future History of Climate Change 495 comments
Location of Spilled Oil From 2010 Deepwater Horizon Event Found 73 comments
Black Swan Author: Genetically Modified Organisms Risk Global Ruin 432 comments
Lava Flow In Hawaii Gains Speed, Triggers Methane Explosions 64 comments
Study: Past Climate Change Was Caused by Ocean, Not Just the Atmosphere 185 comments
EU Sets Goal To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40% By 2030 172 comments
Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change 228 comments
Birth Control Pills Threaten Fish Stocks 147 comments
Antiperspirants Could Contribute to Particulate Pollution 70 comments
NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest 213 comments
NASA Study: Ocean Abyss Has Not Warmed 295 comments
Living On a Carbon Budget: The End of Recreation As We Know It? 652 comments
Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming 423 comments
Maps Suggest Marco Polo May Have "Discovered" America 276 comments
Solar Could Lead In Power Production By 2050 167 comments
Satellites Reveal Hidden Features At the Bottom of Earth's Seas 54 comments
Bangladesh Considers Building World's 5th-largest Data Center In Earthquake Zone 65 comments
35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Alaska 292 comments
Earth Gets Another Quasi-Moon 54 comments
Aral Sea Basin Almost Completely Dry 151 comments
Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity 232 comments
Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico 201 comments
Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit 517 comments
Underwater Landslide May Have Doubled 2011 Japanese Tsunami 27 comments
Catch Oil Polluters With Open Source Tools Using the Homebrew Oil Testing Kit 52 comments
Solar System's Water Is Older Than the Sun 173 comments
Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food 385 comments
Obama Presses China On Global Warming 261 comments
Study Links Pacific Coastal Warming To Changing Winds 207 comments
Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City 200 comments
Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels 635 comments
Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery 82 comments
Ozone Layer Recovering But Remains Threatened 59 comments
To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars 491 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
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