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June 26, 2012

 

The ice is melting... fast!

The Arctic Is Warming Up!

Did you know that the Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet?

June 6, 2012

 

The dead sea is drying up!

The Dead Sea Is Drying Up… Fast!

The Dead Sea has been drying up at alarming rates over the last century, dropping seventy five feet since the nineteen thirties.

May 24, 2012

 

Could we be saying goodbye to uncomfortable hot days?

Particle Discovered Which Could Cool The Planet

Scientists in England and the United States have made a breakthrough in understanding the relationship between clouds and climate.

May 4, 2012

 

Sometimes, the weather can be confusing!

Why Is Our Weather So Radical?

Global climate is an incredibly complex system that scientists are still trying to figure out.

January 19, 2012

 

From white to black - clouds come in all colors.

Why Are Clouds White?

Clouds can range in color from brilliant white to almost black. Why?

December 20, 2011

 

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Shells On Mountains

Where is the last place you would expect to find a seashell? Probably on the top of a mountain right?

November 11, 2011

 

Figuring out your direction can be more difficult than you might think!

Finding Your Way: Where Are The Poles

In order to point at the poles your arms must not only point northward and southward, but downward.

April 16, 2009

 

Hills in the Ocean

Around New Guinea, there's a watery hill almost two hundred and fifty feet high. This isn't a hill on the ocean floor, but a hill on the ocean's surface.

July 15, 2008

 

Who Knew the Earth was Round

Until the third century B.C. it was generally accepted that the world was flat until a man named Eratosthenes came across an interesting discovery.

July 15, 2008

 

Measuring the Earth with Camels

After proving that the earth is round, third century B.C. thinker Eratosthenes had the information he needed to measure the earth’s circumference.

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