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Cyclone Noul Approaches The Philippines

Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory

The storm is intensifying, but there are hopes that it might just graze the island of Luzon. Heavy rainfall is expected.

Surface deformation from the Nepal Quake

Originally Published by Google Earth Blog

We recently came across this article about a map from NASA that shows the deformation caused by the recent earthquake that struck Nepal.

The above map can be downloaded and viewed in Google Earth using this KMZ file.

Feathery fossils re-date early birds

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

Scientists in China report a new fossil species: the oldest member yet of the evolutionary branch that produced modern birds.

Mercury farthest east of sunset May 6

Originally Published by EarthSky

Climate drives new era in Arctic sea

Originally Published by BBC News – Science & Environment

Changes in the Arctic Ocean are so profound that the region is entering what amounts to “a new era”, according to Norwegian scientists.

Power Outages Plague Nepal

Originally Published by NASA Earth Observatory

Darkness descended on much of Nepal after a powerful earthquake rattled the country’s already stressed electrical grid.

Seafloor sensors record possible eruption of underwater volcano

Originally Published by Earth & Climate News — ScienceDaily

If a volcano erupts at the bottom of the sea, does anybody see it? If that volcano is Axial Seamount, about 300 miles offshore and 1 mile deep, the answer is now: yes.

Embryo editing sparks epic debate

Originally Published by Nature News and Comment

Invasive lionfish discovered in Brazil

Originally Published by Nature News and Comment

Lionfish have overwhelmed ecosystems in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean over the past three decades, eating or out-competing native species in what has been called the worst marine invasion ever. Now the fish seem to have extended their range to South America.
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