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Now Kilauea's Eruption Is Producing Wild Blue Flames

With 100-foot fire fountains sending rivers of lava toward the sea, it may seem like Kilauea has exhausted its pyrotechnic bag of tricks.

Incredible New NASA Images Show Puerto Rico's Forests Still Scarred From Hurricane Maria Incredible New NASA Images Show Puerto Rico's Forests Still Scarred From Hurricane Maria

We’re 10 days out from the 2018 hurricane season, but if a new NASA-led aerial survey is any indicator, Puerto Rico’s forests and wetlands still have a long way to go before they’ve recovered from the last one.

Kilauea's Lava Is Changing—Here's What That Means

After three weeks, the eruption at Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone shows no signs of abatement. In fact, dramatic changes to the lava over the last few days suggest things are still heating up—literally.

Why Is an Ozone-Destroying Chemical Coming Back, and How Do We Stop It? Why Is an Ozone-Destroying Chemical Coming Back, and How Do We Stop It?

The ozone hole, which we’ve previously described as the “quintessential ‘80s problem” became alarmingly relevant again this week. Scientists reported that emissions of trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11), an ozone-destroying substance banned under the Montreal Protocol, have apparently been rising since 2012. Despite a…

Scientists Fight Volcano Myths As Kilauea Erupts Scientists Fight Volcano Myths As Kilauea Erupts

Is Hawaii part of the Ring of Fire? Could the ongoing eruption at Kilauea volcano trigger similar outbursts along the West Coast, or explode like Krakatoa? If it weren’t for volcanoes, would the Earth itself explode?

The Weather Looks Bad, Guys The Weather Looks Bad, Guys

New York City is not looking so hot right now.

NASA's Carbon Monitoring Program Won't Go Down Without a Fight [Update: It Won] NASA's Carbon Monitoring Program Won't Go Down Without a Fight [Update: It Won]

Florida Senator Bill Nelson is none too happy that the Trump administration got away with killing NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System (CMS). And it seems he won’t let the program go down without a fight.

Florida May Get a Tropical Cyclone This Week Florida May Get a Tropical Cyclone This Week

We’re still a few weeks out from the official start of hurricane season, but tropical cyclones don’t care much for regulation. That’s why there’s a small chance one could spin up off the Florida Panhandle this week.

Please Enjoy These Animals the Zoos Have Kindly Rebranded For Us Please Enjoy These Animals the Zoos Have Kindly Rebranded For Us

The social media teams behind zoos and aquariums have rapidly become a beacon of hope in the otherwise festering hellscape of internet dialog. The latest example? Animals rebranded as better animals.

Kilauea Volcano Could Erupt 'Explosively,' But What Does That Mean? Kilauea Volcano Could Erupt 'Explosively,' But What Does That Mean?

The outlook for Kilauea volcano took a turn for the worse this week, when the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) warned that the dramatic draining of the summit crater could herald an “explosive” eruption.

Eyeless, Mouthless, Bone-Eating Worm Named After Jabba the Hutt Eyeless, Mouthless, Bone-Eating Worm Named After Jabba the Hutt

Jabba the Hutt—the iconic slug-like mobster from the Star Wars franchise—finally has a real world namesake befitting his ugliness. Osedax jabba is one of 14 newly-named zombie worms, tiny, mouthless, eyeless creatures that devour animal bones in the ocean’s depths.

This Is What Hawaii's Volcanic Eruption Looks Like From Space This Is What Hawaii's Volcanic Eruption Looks Like From Space

Photos of the ongoing, lava-oozing eruption at Kilauea volcano have been going viral for days. Less attention-grabbing—but equally informative—are the images NASA’s been capturing from hundreds of miles up.

Study Confirms: Our Vacations Suck For the Climate Study Confirms: Our Vacations Suck For the Climate

It’s no secret flying is Bad for the climate, but just how harmful our jet-setting, Airbnb-hopping lifestyles really are has been tough to pin down. Now a study has crunched the numbers, making it much harder to plead ignorance about the environmental impact of your next vacation.

Believe It or Not, This Is Normal

The Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s big island has been acting up for weeks. But on Thursday, all hell seemed to break loose when new fissures began to open in the volcano’s East Rift zone, sending lava shooting into the air and causing molten rock to carve a path through the thickly forested Leilani estates residential…

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