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As Temperatures Increase, Forests are Having More Trouble Soaking up Carbon

A new study by an international team from over 100 universities and organizations has shown that tropical rainforests will not…

3 weeks ago

Phew, Earth-Watching DSCOVR is Operational Again

Rejoice! If you’ve missed your daily fix of seeing views of our rotating Earth from space, NOAA announced that its…

1 month ago

This is What the World Would Look Like if the Oceans Dried Up

Don't worry. The oceans aren't going to dry up. At least not any time soon, so no need to add…

2 months ago

North and South America, At Night

Along with all of their space-exploration, planet-hunting, and astronomy-based endeavours, NASA also keeps a very keen eye on Earth. In…

4 months ago

A Brand New Island in the Pacific has Survived 5 Years

A surtseyan eruption is a volcanic eruption in shallow water. It's named after the island Surtsey, off the coast of…

5 months ago

Time-lapse Captured from the International Space Station

400 photos. 11 minutes. That's what it took to create this time-lapse of the Earth and stars as the International…

6 months ago

Thanks to Trump, We’ve Got a Better Idea of the Capabilities of US Surveillance Satellites

The US President has done it again. Just when you think things can't get any more—"unusual"— in the White House,…

7 months ago

There’s A Fire in Greenland… Again. It’s 10 Degrees Hotter Than Normal

As global warming ramps up, expect to see Greenland in the news a lot. That's because its ice sheet is…

9 months ago

Eruption of the Raikoke Volcano, Seen From Space

The Raikoke Volcano, dormant for a very long time, has awoken from its slumber. The volcanic island is in the…

9 months ago