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Posts by Deanna Conners

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Blogs | Jul 22, 2014

Reservoir of molten rock under Yellowstone is 2.5 times bigger than thought

If the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt today, it would have major, perhaps catastrophic, consequences.

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Blogs | Jul 10, 2014

Arctic shorebirds may help disperse plants all the way to South America

Migrating Arctic shorebirds may play an important role in the long-distance dispersal of mosses and liverworts to remote regions in North and South America.

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FAQs | Jul 04, 2014

How do fireworks get their colors?

The colors in fireworks help create “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs.” But what creates the colors?

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Blogs | Videos | Jun 25, 2014

Will El Niño develop later this year?

There is a 70% chance that El Niño will develop in the equatorial Pacific Ocean later this summer.

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Blogs | Jun 23, 2014

Gorgeous photos of the Pacific Remote Islands

The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument may become one of the world’s largest marine protected areas.

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Blogs | Jun 09, 2014

Eruption subsides at Alaska’s Pavlof volcano

Large plumes of ash were released during an eruption at Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano in early June 2014. The volcano remains on an orange alert level.

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Blogs | Videos | Jun 08, 2014

How to celebrate World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day is Sunday, June 8. Celebrate! Take an ocean selfie, or just wear just wear blue. Fact is, we’re all intimately tied to Earth’s oceans.

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FAQs | Jun 05, 2014

How do hurricanes get their names?

Atlantic hurricane names for 2014 season include: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, and Wilfred.

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Blogs | Jun 02, 2014

What caused the record Greenland ice melt in summer 2012?

It was hot in summer 2012, but that year also had record wildfires in the N. Hemisphere. Scientists now think soot from the fires helped melt Greenland’s ice.

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Blogs | May 27, 2014

Hurricane season outlook 2014: “Normal”

Atlantic hurricane names in 2014: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, and Wilfred.