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April 22 is the date of Earth Day in part because of Arbor Day, an earlier observance. The focus of Earth Day 2018 is plastic pollution.
On this Earth Day, explore remote, uninhabited Henderson Island in the South Pacific. It may look idyllic from above, but is littered with millions of tons of plastic.
Celebrate Earth Day with these 10 images of Earth from space.
What’s the latest date that measurable snow has fallen in different parts of the United States? Check this interactive map from NOAA to find your record latest snow.
How do we know earlier industrial civilizations on Earth didn’t rise and fall long before humans appeared? That’s the question posed in a new scientific thought experiment.
Last month wasn’t as hot as March 2016 or March 2017, but it’s in the warmest 6 since modern record-keeping began in 1880.
The roar of motors, ping of military sonar, bangs and blasts from offshore development are distracting, confusing, and even killing, aquatic animals.
A rainbow isn’t a flat 2-dimensional image on the dome of sky. It’s more like a mosaic, composed of many separate bits … in 3 dimensions.
It’s their active season. Here are some things you might not know.
A giant bubble of magnetism protects us from the sun’s fury. Take 3 minutes to learn about it, in this new NASA ScienceCast video.
A new study finds that the world’s largest desert has grown by 10 percent since 1920.
The wired Earth of the 21st century is at the mercy of the volatile nature of the sun, says a scientist who studies solar storms.
Europe’s CryoSat satellite was used – over 7 years – to track 10,000 miles (16,000 km) of Antarctic coastline. It can be seen warm ocean water is eating away at Antarctica’s floating margins.
Blackbirds live longer in cities than in forests. But a new genetic analysis suggest that city birds have much poorer health than their rural cousins.
MIT computer scientists have developed SoFi – a soft, robot fish made of silicone rubber – that can swim alongside real fish in the ocean.
The super-black feathers of Birds of Paradise absorb almost every last bit of light that strikes them. This black is so dark your eyes can’t focus on its surface.
Sea ice in the Arctic grew to its annual maximum extent last week, and joined 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the 4 lowest maximum extents on record, say scientists
In 2015, a mega-expedition – 30 vessels simultaneously – crossed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and collected 1.2 million plastic samples. They say the problem is getting worse.
The oil-rich Permian Basin is having a resurgence in active drilling. Researchers report that, in one place, the ground has shifted 40 inches (about a meter) over the past two-and-a-half years.
You’ve seen the images from last week of Europe’s orange snow? It might have baffled skiers, but meteorologists know … it’s really pretty common.
Moon sweeps through Leo the Lion April 23 to 25
Our home world from afar