Human Presence

The Great Shrinking Lake
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The Great Shrinking Lake

In summer 2022, water levels in the Great Salt Lake dropped to new record lows.

Published Aug 12, 2022

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Death Valley Flash Flooding
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Death Valley Flash Flooding

In one of the driest places on Earth, a thousand-year rain event delivered 75 percent of the yearly average precipitation in just three hours.

Published Aug 10, 2022

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Muruntau Gold Mine
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Muruntau Gold Mine

The atoms of gold in this mine in Uzbekistan may have originated in colliding neutron stars and supernovas.

Published Aug 4, 2022

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Extreme Rainfall Leads to Midwest Flooding
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Extreme Rainfall Leads to Midwest Flooding

Such extreme precipitation events and weather are becoming more likely with climate change.

Published Aug 2, 2022

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A July of Extremes
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A July of Extremes

In the United States, pervasive and persistent heat domes put more than 150 million people under heat warnings and advisories in the month of July.

Published Aug 2, 2022

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