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Monday, September 22, 2014

  • A photo of Syrian refugees going across the Turkish border en masse.

    Syria's Refugee Flood

    Tens of Thousands of Refugees Are Fleeing the Islamic State

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    MAVEN Arrives in Martian Orbit

    NASA's latest Mars orbiter, MAVEN, has arrived at the red planet. Check out a panoramic view of the spacecraft.


  • A photo of a demonstrator at the People's Climate March in New York.

    Climate Marches Circle the Globe

    Marches are planned in New York and in hundreds of other cities.


  • Factories around Shizuishan rely on coal-fired power plants.

    Climate Window Closing?

    Who emits the most carbon? Who should cut the most? As the UN prepares to convene its climate summit, new studies look at some surprising numbers.


  • Dejected Yes vote campaigners make their way home along the Royal Mile after the people of Scotland voted no to independence on September 19, 2014 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Healing Scotland’s Wounds

    The bruising independence campaigns opened up deep class and regional divisions in Scotland.


  • A photo of Shanghai at night.

    Anthropocene: The Age of Humans

    Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable, says award-winning author Diane Ackerman.


  • A photo of Syrian refugees going across the Turkish border en masse.

    Photographer Captures Syria's Refugee Flood

    Learning of a refugee flood, photographer John Stanmeyer went to the border, where tens of thousands of refugees are fleeing the Islamic State.


  • An aerial view of the skyscrapers in midtown Manhattan, New York City, including (from left to right) Citigroup Center, 100UN Plaza, and Trump World Tower.

    Will Climate Summit Matter?

    This week's global meeting in New York could set the stage for negotiations around a potential international deal next year.


  • A photo of crowds on the streets of Calcutta.

    More People, More Impact

    As world population projections soar, there are rising concerns about the impact billions more people will have on the planet.


  • The underwater coral scene of Palmyra Atoll:   Palmyra lies 400 miles north of the Equator in an expanse of the ocean known as the intertropical convergence z one.

    Debating Vast Marine Monument

    Federal officials weigh arguments on President Obama’s proposal to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.


  • Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) floating in kelp, North America, endangered

    Pictures: Sea Otters Cavort

    Flip through nine pictures of these marine mammals in honor of sea otter awareness week.


  • A photo of a calico lobster

    Why Do Cooked Lobsters Turn Red?

    Ask Your Weird Animal Questions answers your questions about lobsters, wood roaches, and killer whales.


  • Photo of a firefighter battling the King Fire along Highway 50 in Fresh Pond, California.

    Drought Hastens California Fires

    The fast-spreading King fire is raising concerns about climate change's role in making droughts more frequent and wildfires more intense.


  • The last Galapagos tortoise from Pinta island shown with a female.

    Lonesome George Unveiled in NYC

    A taxidermied mount of the famous Galápagos Island tortoise, the last of his kind when he died in 2012, is on display at the American Museum of Natural History.



  • Photo of a coal mining camp in India.

    Behind India's Push for Renewables

    India faces pressure to cut emissions even as its new prime minister is promising to boost energy access. Can a push for renewable energy achieve both goals?


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