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Wildflower Super Bloom Returns to California

Wildflower Super Bloom Returns to California

For the first time in two years, a large bloom of wildflowers have returned, thanks to a rainy winter in Southern California.

Published Mar 18, 2019

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Wet and Dry Morocco

Wet and Dry Morocco

Westerly winds from the Atlantic Ocean carry moisture into the region, but the Atlas Mountains act as a weather barrier between coastal grasslands and wetlands and the Sahara Desert.

Published Mar 17, 2019

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Mining Peru’s Cerro de Pasco

Mining Peru’s Cerro de Pasco

The city’s economic engine is also a worrisome source of pollution.

Published Mar 16, 2019

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Late-Winter Storm Blasts the Great Plains

Late-Winter Storm Blasts the Great Plains

A quick drop in atmospheric pressure produced an intense storm with hurricane-force winds.

Published Mar 15, 2019

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How the Smoke Rises

How the Smoke Rises

A satellite sensor is helping scientists understand where smoke is headed and what it means for those breathing it.

Published Mar 14, 2019

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