NOAA is predicting a busier-than-usual hurricane season for 2021. Although hurricane season officially starts June 1, subtropical storm Ana - which formed early Saturday off the coast of Bermuda - has already become the season’s 1st named storm.
Stone Age artifacts excavated near the shores of Lake Malawi in eastern Africa, combined with evidence drawn from the lakebed itself, provides the earliest evidence of ancient humans using fire to enhance their world.
Every year millions of tons of dust from the Sahara Desert are swirled up into the atmosphere and carried across the Atlantic. Research suggests that, as the climate changes, Saharan dust transport will decrease.
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