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At the strait’s narrowest point, Africa stands just 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Europe. But the narrow waterway is a complex environment that gives rise to striking phytoplankton blooms when conditions are right.
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Mulitple storms hit Peru’s north coast between March 19 and 23, bringing heavy rain and lightning. Even after the worst of the storms had passed, the rains continued in the country’s north. Some meteorologists have pointed to extremely warm waters off Peru’s coast as a possible source for the high levels of moisture in the atmosphere.
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Even though it is far removed from the sea in a remote corner of the Amazon jungle, Alter do Chão must rank among the world’s most alluring white-sand beaches.
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A natural-color image of what appears to be a phytoplankton bloom off the coast of Tunisia. It is also possible that the discoloration is from sediment.Most blooms are benign, but some can become harmful when they consume too much of the oxygen in the water or when the phytoplankton species are toxic.
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The world’s most beautiful city has never been more threatened. But a passionate movement of locals is determined to keep it alive.
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On April 25, the public will have the opportunity to own some of the most magnificent and valuable emeralds in the world, retrieved from the great Spanish shipwreck Nuestra Señora de Atocha, a galleon that sank off the Florida coast in 1622.
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Rocks from the eastern shore of the Hudson Bay in Canada contain elements of some of Earth’s earliest crust, new research finds. The rocks themselves are granites that are 2.7 billion years old, but they still hold the chemical signals of the precursor rocks that were melted and recycled to form the rocks that exist today.
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High tide from the powerful Winter Storm Stella led to flooding in several areas along the coast of New Jersey on Tuesday morning, as the water encroached on roads and eroded beaches.
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An iconic Maltese natural rock arch, the “Azure Window” jutting off Malta’s Gozo Island, collapsed into the sea Wednesday during a powerful storm.
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