Nature

COMING OUT OF THE ICE
As the world warms up, archaeologists are discovering that some of the most fascinating glimpses of prehistoric life are melting from ice.
TESTING THE WATERS
"The planet as a whole is not going to run out of water. However, certain locations may face water scarcity — when their built water supplies are unable to meet their water demands intermittently or for long durations."
BAKED ALASKA
In the hottest Alaskan summer on record, amid countless signs of a climate in crisis, a camera phone captured a Republican fundraiser on Kenai Peninsula. Judging from the laughs and smiles, you'd never know that they are a few dozen miles from the Swan Lake Fire, now burning for over three months. But the mood is giddy because a surprise caller is on speaker -- President Trump.
CAN'T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES
Imagining a dystopian, "Mad Max"-style world in which all trees on Earth suddenly died can help us appreciate just how lost we would be without them.
NATURAL BEAUTIES
Every year, London's Natural History Museum collects the best wildlife photography from around the globe for its Wildlife Photographer of the year. Previous years' competitions have featured some spectacular shots, and 2019's contest is no exception.
AN OCEAN AND AN OCEAN OF SAND
Australia is known worldwide for some truly distinctive rock formations. But there are few more remarkable than the eerie and astounding Pinnacles Desert.
MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN
Americans have built $3 trillion worth of property in some of the riskiest places on earth, so why do taxpayers have to pay for the hurricane damage to rich coastal communities?
A PLACE IN THE SUN
It's truly strange that people don't use parasols. Here we are, not long past the planet's hottest-ever month, and most of us still rely on second-rate technologies for warding off the sun.
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