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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.

Critical ecosystem’s first global height measurement could aid climate change fight.

Gabriel Popkin, Contributor

Researchers match recent and future climates to show what American cities will be like in 60 years.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

While leadership upheaval grabs headlines, the NEON project's network of observatories is quietly starting to yield results.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Researchers saw spikes in hospital visits, inhaler refills and violent crime in areas inundated by wildfire smoke.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Picture of desalination plant in Dubai

Desalination's leftovers may negatively affect oceans and ecosystems.

James Gaines, Contributor

The Ross Ice Shelf appears to be melting in previously unknown ways. The same mechanisms could be melting other giant ice shelves, too.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

New system uses a supercomputer and crowd-sourced observations to improve short-term world weather predictions.

Chris Gorski, Editor

The probability of a snowy Christmas in any location depends on lots of factors -- including the effects of climate change.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Scientists sound alarm over radiation in Nubian Aquifer, but other experts say the health risk is unclear.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

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