Snowy and Icy Peaks with Very Different Origins

Snowy and Icy Peaks with Very Different Origins

Researchers find that ice caps on the mountains of Pluto are made of methane, but develop through an opposite process from that on Earth.

Published Oct 25, 2020

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Iran’s Rainbow Island

Iran’s Rainbow Island

A mix of uplifting salt and other sedimentary and metamorphic rocks make for colorful landscapes in the Persian Gulf.

Published Oct 26, 2020

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Fall Color in Ottawa

Fall Color in Ottawa

Trees have long been cherished here for timber and for the colors they bring to “the Fall Rhapsody.”

Published Oct 24, 2020

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California’s Rising and Sinking Coast

California’s Rising and Sinking Coast

Millions of people in the state live in low-lying coastal areas where land subsidence is exacerbating the risks of sea level rise.

Published Oct 23, 2020

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Record-Setting Fires in Colorado and California

Record-Setting Fires in Colorado and California

The Cameron Peak and August Complex fires have punctuated a year of natural drama in the American West.

Published Oct 21, 2020

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