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Researchers: We’ve Been Accidentally Under-Counting Earth-Smashing Rocks

If you’ve always had a fear of the earth ending one day due to a gigantic meteor, researchers have some bad news. Over the last two decades, astronomers believe that they’ve been accidentally under-counting the number of space rocks headed toward Earth, according to Discovery News. Furthermore, these aren’t just any old space rocks — …

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It’s Finally Happened: Greenhouse Gases Have Reached an All-Time High

If you’ve taken a look at the smog hovering over cities like Los Angeles and Beijing, you know that greenhouse gas emissions are a real problem. Now, we have the numbers to prove it. Data presented at the World Meteorological Organization showed that carbon dioxide levels were exceeding 400 parts per million in the beginning of …

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NASA: We’re Quickly Running Out of Fresh Groundwater

You may have heard that at the rate we’re going, we’re quickly headed toward a lack of fresh water. As the creatures responsible for this planet, we haven’t exactly done the best job of sustaining our natural resources. As it turns out, a future without fresh water is not as far off as originally thought. NASA …

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How Many Asteroids Narrowly Avoid Hitting Earth on a Regular Basis?

It’s not a very comforting thought, but the fact of the matter is that we aren’t alone in the universe. No, I don’t mean aliens — think asteroids! These gigantic rocks fly by our planet on a regular basis, but exactly how close are they getting to wiping out all of humanity? A new diagram has been released …

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