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[ How Geothermal Could Cleanly Power the Planet: Indonesia’s Tale ]

The Earth’s heat could power homes and businesses worldwide, but it’s barely been tapped. Indonesia is trying to change that.

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[ Cheap Oil Won’t Stop Gulf of Mexico’s Resurgence ]

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began April 20,  2010. The BP-operated drilling rig exploded, killing 11 workers. Its fire is shown here on April 22, 2010. (John Amos, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began April 20, 2010. The BP-operated drilling rig exploded, killing 11 workers. Its fire is shown here on April 22, 2010. (John Amos, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard)

Neither plunging oil prices nor the worst oil spill in U.S. history seem likely to stop oil production from rising in the Gulf of Mexico.

That finding comes from data unveiled Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which expects the area’s production will increase to 1.5 million barrels per day this year and 1.6 million next year.…

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[ How Volcanoes Could Help Power the Planet—But Barely Do ]

The Earth’s heat could power homes and businesses worldwide, but it’s barely been tapped. Indonesia is trying to change that.

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[ BLM Colorado: lost in the wilderness on Tres Rios Plan ]

In the first of a three management plans to be released in 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Colorado missed a great opportunity to protect some of Colorado’s most treasured landscapes—including the Dolores River, lands surrounding Mesa Verde National Park and recreation hub

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[ NASA’s Big Picture on Climate Change ]

NASA’s Big Picture on Climate Change

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Visitors to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland see signs of a warming planet on NASA’s hyperwall / Erica Flock

 

When you hear “NASA”, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of the International Space Station, the Mars Curiosity rover, or the Hubble Space Telescope. These high-profile projects are all important, but they represent only a fraction of the US space program.

Because of its unique “big picture” view of our planet, NASA is undertaking extensive research on climate change too.

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