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TONS OF STUFF  The combined mass of all human-created products has eclipsed the mass of nature-made products, including humans, researchers estimate.

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HISTORIC HEAT  Sea levels were 6 to 9 meters higher than present-day levels the last time Earth’s climate was this warm, new research suggests. Similar sea level rise today would submerge many coastal areas (red).

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RAIN OUT  Rainier conditions than previously thought turned the Sahara Desert into grasslands, lakes and rivers from 11,000 to 5,000 years ago, a new study finds. A brief return to aridity around 8,000 years ago set the stage for cattle herders to spread across North Africa, researchers suspect.

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