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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.

Mixtures of chemical pollutants may harm people and wildlife, even when each chemical is below its regulatory threshold.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Algae and seaweed blooms in Greenland’s vast network of Arctic tidal pools offer shelter for some animals from an acidifying ocean.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Low oxygen areas are disappearing almost a month earlier than they did 30 years ago.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Researchers find that wildfires are responsible for up to 20 percent of water flowing in some Western U.S. streams.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Scientists identified the key gene that helps certain rice varieties keep their heads above water.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

How photographers took the first pictures of lightning.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Satellite imagery and artificial intelligence could help speed disaster relief by quickly mapping landslides.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Do you know your risk?

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Drones may spare groves from mass infestation.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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