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Earth: August 2018



California's Mendocino Complex fire is still ongoing and recently turned the 400,000 (404,532) mark for acres burned.


Hurricane Lane continued to show a large eye surrounded by powerful storms.


A study on past reversals of Earth's magnetic field has found that a rapid shift occurred within two centuries -- such an event in future would increase our exposure to the Sun's radiation that may cause trillions of dollars in power and communications systems damage.


The Earth's building blocks seem to be built from 'pretty normal' ingredients, according to researchers working with the world's most powerful telescopes.


California is being plagued by massive wildfires, and the effects on air quality from those fires can extend far beyond the state's borders.


Most of the Eastern half of the United States had rainfall during the past week.


Scientists with NASA/Caltech's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) used new satellite data to produce a map of ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia, following a deadly 6.9-magnitude earthquake on August 5.


California has been dealing with record breaking fires for the past month and they aren't even halfway through their fire season.


Hurricanes bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to coastal communities, a potent combination that can lead to devastating damage.