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lightning volcano

FIRE BOLT  Lightning that crackles through volcanic ash plumes, such as during this 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, can kiln microscopic glass orbs, new research finds.

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

More than half of Earth’s land surface has seen major changes in plant growth patterns such as leaf-on date and how much vegetation grows in a season.

LA Fog

FLEETING FOG  Fog in coastal Los Angeles has become much less frequent due to nighttime warming caused by urbanization, new research suggests.

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