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Moving and shaking for 4.5 billion years

The physical processes that sculpt our Earth are dramatic — earthquakes, weather, volcanic eruptions, tectonic motions, climate change. Now, decades of research into the intricately intertwined system that links all oceans and freshwater, the atmosphere and our land is moving us forward toward a better understanding of our world. Here we watch it unfold.

Escaped methane likely warms the climate as much as all natural gas burned in the U.S.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Nationwide study shows how manufacturing facilities can increase levels of medical compounds in waterways.

Anna Katrina Hunter, Contributor

Environmental scientists are so fed up with being ignored they are using satire.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

As erosion claims land, local scientists explore using oysters to preserve parts of the Mississippi delta.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Drilling directly into magma may help humanity harness a vast new source of clean energy.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Interplay between forests and the atmosphere leads to surprising relationships between distant regions.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Researchers found that efforts to curtail tourism-related emissions have been outpaced by the industry's growth.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The 5.4 magnitude earthquake suggests that even small volumes of water can trigger large events.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Ambitious plan aims to keep waste out of rivers without massive new pipes.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

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