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Watch This Terrifying New Footage of California’s Fire Tornado

The Carr Fire is in the record books as one of California’s largest and most destructive fires in the US state's history. But it will also forever live in nightmares for unleashing one of the most terrifying spectacles on Earth in the form of a firenado. Read More >>

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Yet Another Reason Geoengineering Won’t Save Us

Geoengineering our planet to solve climate change is one of the riskiest propositions humanity has ever considered. That’s largely because there’s no way to know all the consequences that come with reflecting sunlight back into space, particularly when it comes to the agricultural system that has allowed humanity to flourish for millennia. Read More >>

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California’s Death Valley Has the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth

Last month was one for extreme heat around the world, but every locale pales in comparison to what’s going on at Death Valley in the US state of California. Already one of the hottest places on Earth, the heat has gone into overdrive this July. Death Valley is in line to set a record for the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. Read More >>

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Volcanic Ash Has Basically Turned Day Into Night in Vanuatu

I’m no expert, but I feel like our planet is trying to tell us something. In addition to every corner of the globe being on fire, doused in rain, or cooked by heat, a new volcanic eruption is adding heavy ash to the list of calamities befalling humanity. The Manaro Voui volcano popped off in Vanuatu, a small island nation in the South Pacific, prompting the evacuation of the entire island of Ambae. Read More >>

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Scientists Terrorised Lizards With a Leaf Blower to Study Natural Selection

I’m not sure if lizards can experience PTSD, but if they can, I have every reason to believe this science experiment induced it. Read More >>

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Antarctica Is Losing An Unfathomable Amount of Ice

Three trillion tonnes of ice is an near impossible thing to wrap your head around. Even the standard comparisons—it’s 1.2 billion Olympic swimming pools—don’t really make it compute any better. Read More >>