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Martian impact crater: the half-mile-wide Victoria Crater, located in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars, was explored by the Opportunity rover for two years ending in August 2008.

"The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old." Yeah, climate change is a hoax.

Images of the Aral sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, taken in 1973, 1987, 1999, 2004, 2007 and 2009, show how it has virtually disappeared after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet irrigation projects. It was once one of the largest lakes on earth.

Poster used during the plague epidemics, showing Death as triumphant. These posters were placed outside the houses where there were plague victims The Black Death: the Plague that Sowed Terror and Death in Medieval Europe - Part 1 - See more at:

“photo by @joelsartore | National Geographic #PhotoArk butterflies have landed at the #Vatican! These and many other #animals from National Geographic…”

from BBC News

Earth 'entering new extinction phase' - US study

The dried out sea bed of the Soyang River in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, northeastern South Korea, 16 June 2015

The World as We Know It Is About to End, Say Some Really Frightened Scientists A new study by 22 biologists and ecologists has found that environmental changes on our planet are reaching a point of no return that leads to mass extinctions and harms human welfare.

from Gawker

Hurricanes Are Moving North

Hurricanes Are Moving North - Earth and Environmental Science, Meteorology, Climate Science - *There is some foul language in this post, be aware*

from Slate Magazine

Possibly Worst Cyclone in Pacific’s History Leads to “Unbelievable Destruction” in Vanuatu


First complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica, derived from radar interferometric data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's ALOS PALSAR, the European Space Agency's Envisat ASAR and ERS-1/2, and the Canadian Space Agency's RADARSAT-2 spacecraft.