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Antarctica Eclipsed
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Antarctica Eclipsed

The only total solar eclipse of 2021 was visible from Antarctica, where the Moon blotted out the Sun for nearly two minutes.

Published Dec 7, 2021

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Lake Berryessa
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Lake Berryessa

The reservoir provides water for Napa wine country and for cities in Northern California.

Published Dec 5, 2021

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Spain’s Changing Mediterranean Coastline
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Spain’s Changing Mediterranean Coastline

Starved of its sediment supply, the Ebro Delta faces erosion and subsidence, along with rising seas and more frequent and intense storms.

Published Dec 6, 2021

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Venice Holds Back the Adriatic Sea
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Venice Holds Back the Adriatic Sea

A long-awaited system of movable floodgates is starting to protect the city from the highest tides.

Published Dec 2, 2021

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Vegetation
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Vegetation

Greenness is an important indicator of health for forests, grasslands, and farms. The greenness of a landscape, or vegetation index, depends on the number and type of plants, how leafy they are, and how healthy they are.

Mar 2000 — Nov 2021

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