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Cloudy Ridges in Yunnan
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Cloudy Ridges in Yunnan

Parallel ridges in the Chinese province forced moist air up enough to create these distinctive lines of clouds.

Published Jan 27, 2021

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Undercutting Sverdrup Glacier
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Undercutting Sverdrup Glacier

Warming seas are accelerating the retreat of Greenland’s coastal glaciers.

Published Jan 26, 2021

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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record
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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record

Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 1.2°C (2°F) since the late 19th century.

Published Jan 14, 2021

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Mount Fuji’s Missing Snow
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Mount Fuji’s Missing Snow

The lack of snow cover in December left Japan’s iconic mountain looking a little different than usual.

Published Jan 12, 2021

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Kilauea’s Lava Lake Returns
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Kilauea’s Lava Lake Returns

Water that had pooled in the crater since 2019 quickly boiled off during an eruption that began in December 2020.

Published Jan 7, 2021

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