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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.

What happens when a tornado spins in the opposite direction

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

The global demand for seaweed has never been higher, and American farmers are taking notice.

Annie Roth, Contributor

Scientists explain why some people ignore extreme weather warnings and some people listen.

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Climate change is warming our oceans, and that thermal energy is fueling stronger hurricanes.

Annie Roth, Contributor

As Hurricane Lane races toward Hawaii, some of the world’s most powerful telescopes prepare for wild weather.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Drought killed off inedible plants in Kruger National Park, making room for other plants that animals like to eat.

Nala Rogers, Contributor

New theoretical models help urban planners understand how residents think about clean air.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Satellite images reveal widespread forest growth, but new trees won’t halt climate change and biodiversity loss.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

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

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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