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Climate change and the future of Mono Lake

Guleed Ali pauses to study his notebook, standing on a steep slope covered in gray volcanic ash and desert brush, high above the present-day shore of Mono Lake in eastern California. He looks across the slope ...

dateDec 13, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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What is the longest river in the world?

Planet Earth boasts some very long rivers, all of which have long and honored histories. The Amazon, Mississippi, Euphrates, Yangtze, and Nile have all played huge roles in the rise and evolution of human ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Sentinel-1A satellite images Florida

The peninsula sits between the Gulf of Mexico to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The large body of water at the top of the image is the freshwater Lake Okeechobee. Covering about 1900 sq km, ...

dateApr 24, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Water clarity levels improve in Lake Tahoe

Clarity levels at Lake Tahoe in 2014 showed the biggest improvements in more than a decade, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, who have studied the lake for the last half century. 

dateApr 08, 2015 in Environment
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