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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.

Massive geoengineering projects to hold back glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica could slow sea level rise.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Deep layers may reveal prehistoric earthquakes, showing how often they strike New England.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists discuss the risks and feasibility of using solar geoengineering to cool us off.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Researchers discover that the arrangement of cities’ streets and buildings affect how much heat they trap.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

What’s really in the stuff used to help put out wildfires?

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Behind the scenes of forecasting winter weather at the Olympics

Emilie Lorditch, Staff Writer

Scientists are braving Arctic winters to study carbon frozen in soil. They keep finding surprises -- all of them bad.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Fish expend energy metabolizing drugs and personal products in fresh water.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Green plant could help clean up heavy metal contamination at industrial sites.

Brian Owens, Contributor

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