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The fall of the Maya civilization was bloody and worsened by a 200-year drought

During the fall of the Maya civilization over 1,000 years ago, kings were killed in public, captives were taken hostage, and in one notably violent event in the city of Aguateca, Maya fled their homes during a surprise assault, without time to even grab their belongings. Though warfare can’t be ignored, the toppling of the...CONTINUE READING
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Space photos show fires tormenting bone-dry California

Triple-digit temperatures and parched land have left much of California’s expansive forests vulnerable to any spark or flame. The Carr Fire, which started on July 23 after a vehicle caught fire, has spread to nearly 100,000 acres as of July 30. From hundreds of miles above, satellite images show a state besieged by an imposing...CONTINUE READING
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A NASA prototype could save the lives of firefighters as blazes erupt in western U.S.

Nearly 40 large wildfires now burn across the United States.  Blazes are expected this time of year, with hot air, dry land, and gusty winds stoking big fires throughout the western U.S. But today, twice as much land is burned than in the early 1980s, when the U.S. Forest Service started keeping good fire records...CONTINUE READING
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These trees have lived for 2,500 years. Now they’re suddenly dying

Baobab trees are among the oldest trees on the planet. Some are as old as 2,500 years. But now, some of the oldest and largest among them are dead and a group of researchers think “this is associated with increased temperature and drought.” Read more…More about Mashable Video, Global Warming, Drought, Climate Change, and Baobab...CONTINUE READING
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Thomas Fire becomes largest blaze in California history, during state’s worst fire year

California’s Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties has eclipsed the 2003 Cedar Fire as the largest wildfire in Golden State history, at a whopping 273,400 acres. This puts the blaze’s burned area as larger than New York City, and nearly the equivalent of the sprawling city of Los Angeles.  The fire has destroyed...CONTINUE READING
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Aerial videos capture terrifying wildfires scorching California

Menacing red-orange flames and towering plumes of smoke smothered parts of California this weekend amid record-breaking heat and bone-dry gusts. Firefighters and scientists filmed the latest rash of Western wildfires from helicopters, drones, and stationary cameras, offering smoldering views. Dozens of structures have been destroyed and thousands of people fled their homes, though no deaths...CONTINUE READING
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Ben Stiller urges world to pay attention to 'worst humanitarian crisis' since WWII

Ben Stiller is using his celebrity to spread the word about something extremely important — and you may have never heard of it. A severe drought and hunger crisis is affecting Somalia during an East African emergency one U.N. official has called “the worst humanitarian crisis” since World War II. Following Snapchat star Jérôme Jarre’s impassioned...CONTINUE READING
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The combustible mix behind Southern California’s terrifying wildfires

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