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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.

Estimating a city's solar potential based on its road network is comparable to more complex computer simulations, researchers find.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Scientists use cave spider populations to plot climate change and threats to species.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

John Bates stands by accusations that 2015 study was rushed and biased, but says he only guessed that motivations were political.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

A panel of researchers discussed the need for a system to warn the public about health risks from wildfire smoke, similar to the National Weather Service's heat advisory.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

How pollution deposes dominant tree species and releases soil carbon.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Metallic crusts on submerged mountains are teeming with deep-sea life.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Finding may revise estimates of forests’ carbon-capturing prowess.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Artificial lung reveals surprising dangers from pellet burners and diesel-fueled ships.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Could this repeated signal be new tool for predicting earthquakes from volcanic activity?

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

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