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Scientists now know much more about the underground cavities in the sand that nearly killed a boy in 2013.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Sandy beach with cabanas, sunbathers, and piles of sargassum, as a man moves a wheelbarrow full of the seaweed.

Researchers are learning how to cope with the arrival of the sargassum’s “brown tide."

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

New research finds plastic particles in Arctic snow, in amounts that surprise scientists.

Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Contributor

What goes down our drains could harm the environment.

Sofie Bates, Contributor

Alternative sanitation systems are making use of creatures that find homes in human poop.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

A low angle shot of seal atop the sea ice. It has been equipped with a sensor.

These massive holes in the ice, known as polynyas, may appear more often as climate change advances.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

High-speed video shows how far one drop of water really goes.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

A new study highlights the magnitude of transmission lines' potential negative effects on the forest.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

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