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No, asteroid 2007 FT3 won’t hit Earth in October

Why is the internet so chock-full of stories about asteroids on a collision course with Earth? At this rate, we should have been obliterated many times over already. Here comes the newest scare story: asteroid 2007 FT3. No, it won’t hit us, either.

Border wall construction begins in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

The only place in the United States where the organ pipe cactus grows is set to receive a section of President Trump’s planned 30-foot-tall border wall. A federally protected and UNESCO-recognized reserve, the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument also shares…

Clean Water Act changes put wetlands in the crosshairs

The Trump administration has finalized its deconstruction of clean water rules that buffered streams and wetlands from some forms of pollution. As a result, polluters will no longer need a permit to discharge potentially harmful substances into these bodies of…

2020 Dem Candidates Need A Dose Of Ice-Cold Reality

CNN recently hosted a seven-hour climate bore-athon. That climate cataclysms are real and already devastating our planet was not open to discussion. So host Wolf Blitzer and ten Democrat presidential contenders vied to make the most extravagant claims about how…

Ages of the Navajo Sandstone

The Navajo Sandstone is known for its beautiful red and tan crossbedded sandstones that grace many of the national parks and monuments in the southwest USA. The sands were deposited in dunes within the largest known sand sea (erg) in Earth’s history during the Early Jurassic. These deposits show a record of desertification — the process by which fertile lands become desert. How did this landscape lose its water bodies, vegetation, and animals?

Climate change: Phoenix, Arizona’s worst-case heat wave could harm thousands – Vox.com

To live in the 21st century is to live with the threat of weather growing more and more wicked. Droughts, heat waves, and wildfires are growing more intense and dangerous from global warming and rising greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, we’re…

SRL publishes focus section on Subduction Zone processes in the Americas

(Seismological Society of America) Researchers from around the globe share what they’ve learned from an unprecedented amount of data collected in the Latin American Subduction Zone over the past two decades.