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How Singapore Makes Biodiversity an Important Part of Urban Life

Inside a city that works hard at keeping the jungle in "urban jungle."

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@barrybutler9

Lake Michigan Is Serving Up 'Snow Pancakes'

These discoid ice sheets are formed by the motion of waves.

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The Atlantic

The Night Sky You've Never Seen

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the Milky Way. Can we still save the stars?

Hao Qunying/Imaginechina via AP

Breathing Air Shouldn't Be This Dangerous

Chinese cities are so toxic that 90 percent of them fail pollution standards, according to a new Greenpeace analysis.

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NOAA

Watch the Arctic's Ice Disappear Before Your Eyes

A NOAA animation shows a startling loss of year-round ice in the mid-2000s.

AP/Rodrigo Abd

2014 Was Officially the Hottest Year on Record

Twenty of the warmest years in known history have now occurred in the last 20 years.

Jeffrey/Flickr

Mapping the Most Poop-Filled Waterways in New York

Here's where you really don't want to swim in the Big Apple.

Associated Press

Taiwan's Rivers Are Flowing with the Drug Ecstasy

Scientists are pointing the finger at a giant music festival.

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Can the Internet Withstand Climate Change?

Extreme weather has already caused a number of online blackouts in the United States.

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@t_harris

Icy Spines Make Boulder Look Like a Magic Crystal Cave

Trees, bicycles, and swing sets sprouted growths of prickly ice needles.

AP Photo/Pat Sullivan

This Texas City Was Rocked by 11 Earthquakes in 24 Hours

Residents wonder if nearby fracking operations might be responsible for the seismic activity.

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

The Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters of 2014

Here's a grim reminder of the rising number of weather and climate calamities.

Wikipedia/Paul Stewart

How to Spot the Comet 'Lovejoy' Before It's Gone for 8,000 Years

The glowing, green interloper will become even more brilliant in coming weeks.

@aspseattle37

Seattle Gets Doused in a Mysterious 'Stinky Fog'

The unexplained mist had a putrid odor reminiscent of compost and sewer.

NOAA

Here's the Polar System That's Freezing the U.S.

Hello, wind chills of -45 degrees.

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YouTube/NFB

How to Build an Igloo

The National Film Board of Canada digs up an old video that makes the current wintry East Coast weather seem downright tropical.

Reuters/Mike Blake

Proof that California's Drivers Can't Handle the Rain

Crunching the numbers on L.A.'s wet-weather car wrecks.

Associated Press

It's Too Early to Call 2014 the Hottest Year on Record

Scientists are still compiling evidence for that ignoble distinction.

AP Photo/Tony Dejak

The Real Reason U.S. Gas Is So Cheap Is Americans Don't Pay the True Cost of Driving

A gas tax that fully corrected for the social impact of car reliance would upend life as we know it.

Michael Kooren/Reuters

A 'Pollen Bomb' Drops on Texas Cities

Colder winter-weather spells bring more severe allergens to the cities that already suffer the most.