Planet Diary: Newest Articles http://www.planetdiary.com/rss/dsp_rss.cfm/top/yes Listing of the fifteen newest Planet Diary articles. en-us Copyright 2006 by Pearson Education, Inc. publishing as Pearson Prentice Hall. All rights reserved. Mon, 2 Jun 2014 03:57:05 UT Pollution Linked to Early Deaths Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:00:00 UT Researchers say a type of outdoor pollution known as fine particulate matter is linked to more than two million early deaths worldwide every year. Global, Atmosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/atmo1060214.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/atmo1060214.html Amanda First Eastern Pacific Hurricane Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:00:00 UT Hurricane Amanda got the 2014 eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season off to a flying start. North America, Atmosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/atmo2060214.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/atmo2060214.html Snowy Owls Expand Range Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:00:00 UT Seeing a snowy owl outside of the Arctic Circle used to be rare. Not any more. In recent years, the majestic birds have often been spotted far from Arctic habitat. North America, Biosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/bios1060214.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/bios1060214.html Huge Canyon Below Greenland Ice Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:00:00 UT NASA scientists say they've found a previously undetected huge canyon lying below Greenland's massive ice sheet. Europe, Geosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/geos1060214.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/geos1060214.html Freshwater Found Under Seabed Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:00:00 UT There's lots of freshwater below the seabed, according to a recent study by a team of international scientists. Global, Hydrosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/hydr1060214.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/hydr1060214.html Marine Mammals Starving on Coast Mon, 26 May 2014 12:00:00 UT Hundreds of weak, malnourished young sea lions and seals have washed up along California beaches in recent weeks. Biologists aren't sure why. North America, Biosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/bios1052614.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/bios1052614.html West Antarctica Ice Sheet Melting Mon, 26 May 2014 12:00:00 UT A huge section of the massive ice sheet covering West Antarctica is melting away, according to recent studies by two independent research teams. Antarctica, Cryosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/cryo1052614.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/cryo1052614.html Fire Season Off to Blazing Start Mon, 26 May 2014 12:00:00 UT Fueled by an early heat wave that brought triple-digit temperatures to some areas, this year's fire season is off to a blazing start in the drought-stricken West. North America, Geosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/geos1052614.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/geos1052614.html Ubinas Volcano Heating Up Again Mon, 26 May 2014 12:00:00 UT After a few weeks of relative quiet, Peru's Ubinas volcano is heating up again. South America, Geosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/geos2052614.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/geos2052614.html Deadly Floods Swamp Balkans Mon, 26 May 2014 12:00:00 UT After several days of intense rains, the Balkan Peninsula was swamped by disastrous floods described as the worst in the region's history. Europe, Hydrosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/hydr1052614.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/hydr1052614.html Sakurajima Erupts in Japan Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 UT Japan's Sakurajima volcano had its most powerful eruption in several months. Asia, Geosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/geos2051914.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/geos2051914.html Drought Still Grips West Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 UT Drought is keeping a tight grip on much of the western United States. This month, about 40% of the United States suffered from some level of drought, according to the United States Drought Monitor. North America, Hydrosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/hydr1051914.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/hydr1051914.html Santa Maria Volcano Erupts Again Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 UT Guatemala's Santa Maria volcano erupted again. Fiery pyroclastic flows of ash, gas, and bits of rock blazed down the slopes. North America, Geosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/geos1051914.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/geos1051914.html Birds Adapt to Chernobyl Radiation Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 UT An international group of researchers says some bird species have genetic mutations helping them adapt to long-term radiation exposure near Chernobyl. Europe, Biosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/bios2051914.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/bios2051914.html Progress in Ebola Fight in West Africa Mon, 19 May 2014 12:00:00 UT Health officials in West Africa say they're making good progress in the fight against the scary Ebola virus. Africa, Biosphere http://planetdiary.com/archive14/bios1051914.html http://planetdiary.com/archive14/bios1051914.html