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California Drought Spurs Groundwater Drilling Boom in Central Valley

August 23, 2014 - 4:46pm
Drillers have more work than they can handle, as water tables fall and experts warn of long-term consequences.
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A Hundred Years Old Today, the Panama Canal Is About to Get a Lot Bigger

August 23, 2014 - 8:46am
To accommodate today's oceangoing behemoths, the canal is getting a $6 billion makeover.
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Q&A: Sylvia Earle’s Personal Journey and Why the Ocean is Vital to Life

August 22, 2014 - 2:46pm
Explorer Sylvia Earle shares her personal journey in new documentary film 'Mission Blue' and explains why the ocean is essential to life on Earth.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Meteors Shower, Sweden Burns, and Rosetta Orbits

August 22, 2014 - 1:31pm
The Perseids compete with a supermoon, a Swedish forest goes up in smoke, and the Rosetta spacecraft orbits a comet.
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Q&A: An Ecologist's Passion for Preserving the Ocean's Pristine Places

August 21, 2014 - 2:46pm
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala leads a project that aims to identify and protect the world's most unspoiled marine environments.
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Captured Space Dust Is Probably From Beyond Our Solar System

August 21, 2014 - 12:16pm
In the dust collector of a NASA probe, citizen scientists helped find particles that probably came from interstellar space—the first that could be studied on Earth.
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Pictures: Record-Breaking Summer Floods Swamp Northeastern U.S.

August 21, 2014 - 12:16pm
Summer floods have transformed roadways into raging rivers in the northeastern U.S.
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Rotting Wood Responsible for Sand Dune Holes?

August 21, 2014 - 12:16pm
Decomposing trees and homes may be responsible for the sand dune hole that swallowed a boy in June 2013.
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Your Shot Pictures: Wildfires From the Front Lines

August 21, 2014 - 6:16am
Catch a glimpse of wildfires from a rare perspective, as firefighters open a window into their world.
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Grand Canyon on the Precipice

August 20, 2014 - 3:46pm
Plans to build a gondola to the floor of the Grand Canyon reveal tensions between park protection and public access, as well as competing ideas of sacred space.
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Undocumented Children: Unwanted, Say Manassas, Virginia, Officials

August 20, 2014 - 12:16pm
Stress on schools, social services is making city of Manassas a battleground once again.
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Christopher Golden: Health of Planet, People Linked

August 20, 2014 - 11:01am
Madagascar researcher Christopher Golden finds surprising connections between the environment and humans.
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Schoolkids Write Book to Help Save Rhinos

August 20, 2014 - 11:01am
A PTA mom/journalist tells how an Indonesian rhino became the hero of a book by elementary schoolchildren in Brooklyn, New York.
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California Drought Launches New Gold Rush

August 20, 2014 - 10:01am
With California rivers low, professional and hobbyist miners uncover more metals through panning, sniping, and prospecting.
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Shark Pictures: A Toothy Grin, Baby Pictures, and a Prickly Snout

August 19, 2014 - 2:46pm
Take a peek at some familiar, and not-so-familiar, sharks-from great whites to sawsharks to Greenland sharks.
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Minke Whales Feast Under Antarctic Ice, Study Finds

August 19, 2014 - 1:31pm
Minke whales feast under Antarctic sea ice with frequent gulps of krill-laden water, study finds.
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Wildfires Strike Northwest, Northern California

August 19, 2014 - 1:31pm
The Northwest and northern California have been the center of this year's fire season, despite dry conditions in the Southwest.
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New Flying Reptile Found in "Unprecedented" Pterosaur Boneyard

August 19, 2014 - 10:01am
A huge boneyard of 47 pterosaur fossils has revealed a new species and unprecedented insight into the lifestyles of the ancient flying beasts.
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101-Year-Old Farmer Honored for 84 Years of Weather Observations

August 19, 2014 - 5:01am
Richard Hendrickson of Long Island has been collecting valuable citizen science since long before the term was invented.
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Vaquita Porpoise Faces Imminent Extinction—Can It Be Saved?

August 18, 2014 - 1:16pm
A scientific team commissioned by Mexico says vaquitas could be extinct by 2018 if gillnetting isn't banned immediately.
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