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12 rare animals that are teetering on the brink of extinction

Here are 12 species at risk of extinction, including some that you probably didn’t even know existed.
A general aerial view of San Francisco is seen in San Francisco, California, U.S., October 5, 2017

Disturbing before-and-after images show what the San Francisco Bay Area could look like in 2100

New research has found that the San Francisco Bay Area is slowly sinking into the ocean.
There's an otherworldly, alien world down in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico.

Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing

NOAA researchers spent close to a month charting the unexplored depths of the Gulf of Mexico.
A satellite image of the nor'easter hitting the East Coast on the morning of March 2, 2018.

The winter storm slamming the East Coast is becoming a ‘bomb cyclone’ — and the National Weather Service says it could be a life-or-...

Winter Storm Riley is expected to bring record-setting flooding while dumping rain and snow and whipping Boston, New York, and DC with powerful winds.
Waves crash over houses on Turner Rd. on March 2, 2018 in Scituate, Massachusetts.

Photos show how a ‘bomb cyclone’ is slamming the East Coast with walls of water and sending kayakers into the streets

Winter Storm Riley is hitting the East Coast, bringing rain, sleet, hail, and snow.
Waves crash over houses on Turner Rd. as a large coastal storm affects the area on March 2, 2018 in Scituate, Massachusetts.

The nor’easter slamming the East Coast is undergoing the rapid intensification process known as ‘bombogenesis’

The central surface pressure of the nor'easter dropped by at least 24 mb in 24 hours, which means it is undergoing bombogenesis.

Rare polar blue ice has come to the shores of the Great Lakes — and it’s stunning photographers

Photographers at Michigan's Great Lakes were in for a rare treat as bold blue ice burst into light this week.
A pedestrian crosses Boylston Street during white-out, blizzard-like conditions in a winter nor'easter snow storm in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. February 9, 2017.

A nor’easter is expected to hit the East Coast on Thursday and Friday — and record flooding is possible

Powerful winds, rain, snow, and coastal flooding are expected as the nor'easter named "Riley" builds up and heads for the Northeast and New England.

The doomsday seed vault built to store every known crop on the planet is in danger — but it may get a $13 million upgrade

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault could come to humanity's rescue. To keep its valuable resources safe, Norway is spending close to $13 million to upgrade it.
Roofs are seen covered in snow in downtown Rome, Italy February 26, 2018.

Rome, which had only seen snow once in the last 33 years, just got hit with a rare ‘Beast from the East’ storm — even priests at the...

The Earth seems to be running a serious fever. The arctic is at its warmest temperature in years, while a "Beast from the East" cold snap is hitting Europe.