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Biologists Just Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They’re Calling It Octlantis

Biologists Just Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They’re Calling It Octlantis

motherearth September 19, 2017 Comments Off on Biologists Just Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They’re Calling It Octlantis

Scientists have discovered a small octopus city – dubbed Octlantis – a find that suggests members of the gloomy octopus species (Octopus tetricus) are perhaps not the isolated and solitary creatures we thought they were.

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Is It Time For A Whole New Category of Hurricanes?

Is It Time For A Whole New Category of Hurricanes?

motherearth September 18, 2017 Comments Off on Is It Time For A Whole New Category of Hurricanes?

There’s been a devastating trail of destruction and flooding along the east Atlantic coast in the last few weeks following Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. The latter, recently moving across Florida, was the strongest sustained hurricane ever

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Smoke From American Wildfires Made It All the Way to France

Smoke From American Wildfires Made It All the Way to France

motherearth September 18, 2017 Comments Off on Smoke From American Wildfires Made It All the Way to France

IF IT SEEMS LIKE THE entire Western United States is on fire right now, that’s because, well, it kind of is. Despite a rainy winter and spring, this fire season is one of the worst

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A Large Portion Of The Amazon Rainforest Has Just Been Saved From Mining Operations

A Large Portion Of The Amazon Rainforest Has Just Been Saved From Mining Operations

motherearth August 31, 2017 Comments Off on A Large Portion Of The Amazon Rainforest Has Just Been Saved From Mining Operations

Environmentalists are celebrating after a Brazilian court blocked an attempt by the country’s president to allow mining in a massive protected reserve in the Amazon rainforest. Brazilian president Michel Temer sparked outrage last week when he

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A 1,000-Year-Old Texas Oak Tree Stands Firm

A 1,000-Year-Old Texas Oak Tree Stands Firm

motherearth August 29, 2017 Comments Off on A 1,000-Year-Old Texas Oak Tree Stands Firm

TROPICAL STORM HARVEY HAS FORCED people from their homes and patients from hospitals, and turned quiet streets into turbulent torrents. For the city’s 2.3 million residents, it has been terrifying, catastrophic, tragic. Amid this ongoing disaster, one

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Hurricane Harvey Could Be The Strongest Storm To Hit The Country In Over A Decade

Hurricane Harvey Could Be The Strongest Storm To Hit The Country In Over A Decade

motherearth August 25, 2017 Comments Off on Hurricane Harvey Could Be The Strongest Storm To Hit The Country In Over A Decade

Harvey could be the first major hurricane (Category 3 or above) to make landfall in the U.S. since Wilma 12 years ago, the National Hurricane Center predicted Thursday afternoon. The forecast shows the hurricane bringing storm

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Atacama Desert Carpeted with Surprise Floral Bloom

Atacama Desert Carpeted with Surprise Floral Bloom

motherearth August 24, 2017 Comments Off on Atacama Desert Carpeted with Surprise Floral Bloom

In Chile’s Atacama desert, the driest place on Earth, flowers usually bloom just once every seven years due to lack of rainfall. The last bloom was in 2015 (pictured above), so we weren’t expecting another

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100-Million-Year Old Flowers Found Perfectly Preserved In Amber

100-Million-Year Old Flowers Found Perfectly Preserved In Amber

motherearth August 22, 2017 Comments Off on 100-Million-Year Old Flowers Found Perfectly Preserved In Amber

The detail on the tiny flowers is amazing. Perfectly preserved in amber, seven complete specimens of new flowers were identified by researchers, who estimated the blooms are from 100 million years ago. Discovered in

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Greenland, The Land Of Ice and Snow, Is Burning

Greenland, The Land Of Ice and Snow, Is Burning

motherearth August 10, 2017 Comments Off on Greenland, The Land Of Ice and Snow, Is Burning

This is going to sound weird, but there’s a wildfire right now in west Greenland. You know, that huge island of mostly ice? Part of it is on fire. There’s been nothing even close to

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Patagonia’s Marble Caves Were Crafted By Waves Over Thousands Of Years

Patagonia’s Marble Caves Were Crafted By Waves Over Thousands Of Years

motherearth August 9, 2017 Comments Off on Patagonia’s Marble Caves Were Crafted By Waves Over Thousands Of Years

It took the waves more than 6,000 years to craft the distinctive swirling walls of the Marble Caves in Chilean Patagonia. For centuries, water from General Carrera Lake carved swirls on the calcium carbonate,

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