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Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot image is 30 years old today

Thirty years ago today, the Voyager 1 spaceprobe had completed its ncounters with the outer planets and was careening out of our solar system. The time came to shut off the probes' cameras to preserve power and memory for the other onboard scientific instruments. But before engineers flipped the switch, one last photo opportunity was ...

Antarctica: Hottest temperature ever recorded, 65º F / 18.3º C

Antarctica's hottest temperature ever was recorded this past Thursday: 65 degrees Fahrenheit, or 18.3 degrees Celsius.

That is not good.

Not good at all.

#Antártida | Nuevo récord de temperaturas 🌡️

Este mediodía la Base #Esperanza registró un nuevo récord histórico (desde 1961) de temperatura, con 18,3°C. Con este valor se supera el ...

RIP wetlands and streams, Trump to end environmental protections

Say goodbye to America's wetlands and streams. Say hello to new rivers of pollution, and parking lots where cattails, frogs, and minnows once were. “The Trump administration on Thursday will finalize a rule to ***** away environmental protections for streams, wetlands and other water bodies, handing a victory to farmers, fossil fuel producers and real estate ...

Australia fires: Air-dropping veggies to feed wallabies [NEW VIDEO]

The massive scale and force of the ongoing bushfires in Australia is hard to comprehend.

The number of living creatures killed by flame, smoke, and habitat destruction fires is already staggering, and incomplete.

Here is a new video from Reuters with more on a story we've covered here at Boing Boing previously -- ...

CLIMATE: 2019 was hottest year on record, NASA and NOAA report

It's official.

NASA and NOAA report today that 2019 was Earth's hottest year in recorded history. Excerpt from the joint January 15, 2020 announcement:

Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 ranked second-warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Global temperatures in 2019 were ...

Extinction Rebellion activists close Geneva private-jet terminal

Activists from the group Extinction Rebellion, which protests climate change, blocked the private jet terminal at Geneva airport on Saturday. The group says they want to draw attention to private jets as an absurd form of transport for the rich that causes massive harm to the environment.

Geneva is a major private jet hub. The world's ...

VIDEO: Hurricane destruction, one century in one minute

This video visualizes a century of tropical storm destruction in one minute.

Amazing work by Aslak Grinstead.

Damages are framed in terms of an equivalent Area of Total Destruction. How large an land area do you have to completely destroy to account for the reported economic damages for each event.

I made ...

Europe just suffered through the hottest June in recorded history

Here in Alberta, Canada, it's been a frigging miserable summer so far: cold, full of rain and precious little sun. For weeks, I've been mumbling under my breath, in tooth-grinding resentment, that I should have stayed in Mexico for the rest of the year. I'm not asking for much, just a few weeks of clear ...