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Earth’s Devastating Power, Seen by Satellite

Hurricanes, volcanoes, droughts, floods, fires, tsunamis: Satellites capture some of Earth’s most destructive forces — Earth-orbiting satellites can inspire awe of the beauty of our planet and provide breathtaking vantage points from which scientists can study its complicated dynamics. Satellites are cataloging Earth’s changing ice coverage, measuring water content inside leaves, monitoring air pollution, and …

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Kīlauea Eruption Abruptly Slows Down

Volcanologists say it’s too soon to know whether the sudden drop in activity signals the end of the eruption or just a pause — Nearly 3 months into one of its most voluminous and destructive eruptions in recent history, Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano abruptly went quiet over the weekend, with new lava from the volcano’s flank …

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