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February 16, 2018

 

From the source: "Salmon and trout species found on BLM-managed lands include bull trout, westslope cutthroat trout, Yellowstone cutthroat trout, Lahontan cutthroat trout, redband trout, steelhead trout, and chinook and sockeye salmon."

Salmon That Move Mountains

Humans aren't the only animals that can alter landscapes.

September 11, 2017

 

The West Branch Susquehanna River, Clinton County

A River Meanders

Rivers prefer not to flow in straight lines.

July 31, 2017

 

The Indian Ocean.

The Rediscovered Microcontinent of Mauritia

Geologists have found proof that a microcontinent exists near the island of Mauritius.

July 17, 2017

 

An image of the seven visible continents.

The New Continent

Zealandia, off the eastern coast of Australia, has existed for millions of years.

June 14, 2017

 

Check out that bright blue water!

What Is Rock Flour?

Why are some mountain lakes so beautiful? Thank a glacier.

April 19, 2017

 

Europe would look very different is the continents had not separated!

When Continents Collide: The History Of Our Planet

It was one of the Earth's momentous times. Continents collided. Volcanoes erupted. Ocean currents shifted. Species ran amok.

April 11, 2017

 

Old Faithful erupts periodically because of an unchanging natural process of water boiling underground

Old Faithful

Geysers spout up where a column of underground water is heated to boiling by "magma," or molten rock, pushing the water upward.

April 9, 2014

 

Antarctica is actually home to a multiple active volcanoes, including Mt. Erebus.

Antarctic Volcano?

According to geologists, there's something very hot going on under all that ice.

March 7, 2014

 

Even oxygen-breathing animals as ancient as trilobite didn't come around until long after Earth's atmosphere had become oxygen-rich.

A Change In The Air

Most of us take our oxygen-rich atmosphere for granted. Once upon a time, though, Earth's air was very different.

November 12, 2013

 

Earthquakes follow fracking sites around the country.

Fracking Quakes

Scientists link fracking to the surge in earthquakes across the U.S.

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