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Populations of the charismatic orange and black monarch butterfly have plummeted. Will they be extinct in 20 years?
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Extinctions of large herbivores such as mammoths, mastodons, and ground sloths helped turn many open landscapes into forests, scientists say.
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Wildfires burned more than 10 million acres of land in the United States in 2015, a year marked by intense drought across much of the west.
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Data for the 2015–2016 Christmas Bird Count could turn out to be really interesting because of the wild El Nino-related weather.
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A large glacier in northeastern Greenland, called Zachariae Isstrom, has been melting faster since 2012. It's now losing mass at rate of 5 billion tons per year.
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Earth Science Week is October 11–17, 2015. This year's theme is “Visualizing Earth Systems.”
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Scientists estimate that slow, dense pyroclastic flows blanketed the southwestern U.S. after the enormous eruption at Silver Creek 18.8 million years ago.
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This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count runs from February 12–15. It’s free and easy to participate. Find out how.
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Using technology built to withstand the harsh winters, scientists have managed to map the volcanos, rifts, and basins hidden under West Antarctica's ice sheet.
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Scientists have captured amazing new radar images of a paleoriver network underneath the desert sands of the Sahara.
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These five animals are as transparent as ghosts ... but they're real!
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Worst known years for U.S. wildfires are 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. This year has already joined that list, and wildfire season is still going.
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