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Date published: July 19, 2016

Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

Over the last 30 years in the United States, how many people have died—on average—per year from floods?

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: July 18, 2016


“Whatcha gonna do when they come for you”-thinks this week’s EarthWord...

Date published: July 15, 2016

EarthView–Landsat, ASTER Work Together on Russian Wildfires

Satellites working together in this week’s EarthView to track a Russian Wildfire...

Date published: July 11, 2016


When you’re not dead yet, but aren’t feeling well either, there’s an EarthWord for that...

Date published: July 7, 2016

Best Student Geological Map Competition Announced

Registration for the Best Student Geologic Map for 2016 ends July 12

Date published: July 4, 2016

EarthWord – Holotype

This week's EarthWord, to quote Indiana Jones, belongs in a museum...

Date published: June 28, 2016

Hazard a Guess? The riskiest science quiz you will ever take!

In what year did the United States experience the most acres burned from wildfires (on record)?

Date published: June 27, 2016

EarthWord–Mortality Event

See a flock of birds fall from the sky? There’s an #EarthWord for that, and it isn’t “apocalypse”

Date published: June 23, 2016

EarthView–Large Wildfire Consumes Boreal Forest in Eastern Russia

Parts of greater Siberia, usually known for its shivering, is heating up in this week's EarthView...