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Snow over Antarctica Buffered Sea Level Rise
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Snow over Antarctica Buffered Sea Level Rise

It snowed more, but the mass gained only compensates for some of the ice being lost in Antarctica.

Published Dec 20, 2018

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The Tallest Point in Niger
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The Tallest Point in Niger

The Aïr Mountains stand out, aesthetically and geologically, from the surrounding low-lying plains to support unique wildlife.

Published Dec 20, 2018

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Soggy 2018 for the Eastern U.S.
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Soggy 2018 for the Eastern U.S.

See where shallow groundwater has responded to the unusually wet conditions this year.

Published Dec 19, 2018

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Agriculture in Egypt’s Western Desert
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Agriculture in Egypt’s Western Desert

Pioneering agricultural projects were planned to encourage people to leave the very heavily populated Nile Delta and to seek economic opportunities in the desert.

Published Dec 15, 2018

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Beautiful Cuba
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Beautiful Cuba

Civilization’s footprint on this Caribbean island has been relatively light.

Published Dec 14, 2018

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