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Tons of Emissions from Power Plants Are Already Locked In, Study Says

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The world's existing power plants are locking in more than 300 billion tons of future emissions that aren't being accounted for, a new study says.
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"Zombie" Servers and Inefficiency Drive Energy Waste at Data Centers

46 min 11 sec ago
U.S. data centers throw away billions of dollars in electricity every year because of inefficiencies in how they are run, according to a new report.
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Atop Food Chain, Ospreys Ingest Many Poisons, Revealing Environmental Dangers

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As apex predators, ospreys get a mega-dose of contaminants—and help identify health threats.
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7 Biggest Earthquakes in California History—Napa's Not Even Close

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Although Sunday's Napa shake-up was one of California's biggest in recent memory, the state has a history of far bigger geological rumblings.
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The 1,300 Bird Species Facing Extinction Signal Threats to Human Health

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Birds, the most watched nonhuman creatures on the planet, tip us off to threats to human health.
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Remembering When White House Was Burning, President Was Hiding, and U.S. Was Close to Collapse

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Two hundred years ago today British troops seized control of Washington, D.C., and set the White House on fire.
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What Caused California’s Napa Valley Earthquake? Faults Explained

5 hours 46 min ago
The moderate earthquake that struck California’s Napa Valley on Sunday collapsed older buildings, sparked fires and caused scores of injuries.
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Icelandic Volcano Eruption Leads to Air Travel Warning

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Earthquake "swarms" under a large Icelandic volcano point to magma moving beneath the island.
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Pictures: Our Beaches—Sand, Sea, Serenity—Through Time

August 31, 2014 - 6:16am
Summer’s almost gone, but beaches are forever.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: A Death Echos, Cygnus Breaks Up, And Stars Wheel

August 30, 2014 - 6:31am
A supernova shines, debris streaks across space, and stars wheel around a tower.
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Q&A: Why Iceland’s Volcanoes Have Vexed Humans for Centuries

August 29, 2014 - 3:46pm
As another volcano rumbles in Iceland, author and reporter Alexandra Witze explores the nation’s long history of powerful eruptions.
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Q&A: Photographer in Liberia's Ebola Zone Encounters the Dead—But Also Moments of Joy

August 29, 2014 - 2:31pm
John Moore has shot in war zones, but West Africa presents different risks.
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Has the Atlantic Ocean Stalled Global Warming?

August 29, 2014 - 1:16pm
The last decade was the warmest on record—but it could have been worse. New research finds the "missing heat" in the deep Atlantic.
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Scientists Find Remnants of One of Universe's Oldest Stars—And It's Huge

August 29, 2014 - 10:46am
Astronomers have struggled to find evidence for the massive stars thought to populate the early universe. Now, some say they have.
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GPS is Tracking West’s Vanishing Water, Scientists Surprised to Learn

August 29, 2014 - 9:31am
Scientists discover that GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West. It's a bucketload.
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Icelandic Volcano Rumbles Raises Eruption Fears

August 29, 2014 - 8:16am
Earthquake "swarms" under a large Icelandic volcano point to magma moving beneath the island.
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As Ebola Crisis Spreads in West Africa, Liberia's Deterioration Stands Out

August 28, 2014 - 11:31am
The country has more deaths than any other affected nation, prompting a quarantine and curfew in the capital.
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Successful Marburg Virus Treatment Offers Hope for Ebola Patients

August 28, 2014 - 9:01am
An experimental therapy showed success in monkeys with Marburg virus, offering hope for new treatments for related Ebola virus.
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Neanderthals Died Out 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought, With Help From Modern Humans

August 28, 2014 - 9:01am
Neanderthals and modern people overlapped in mosaic fashion for thousands of years, improved dating reveals.
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Microbes Discovered in Subglacial Antarctic Lake May Hint at Life in Space

August 28, 2014 - 6:31am
Biologists have discovered microbes thriving in a subglacial Antarctic lake that could be a model for life on distant worlds.
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