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Clouds as seen from above. Credits: ESA/NASA

Today is Earth Overshoot Day—the day when humanity has consumed more natural resources than the planet is able to generate in a single calendar year. Disturbingly, this date is happening earlier with each passing year.

Clouds as seen from above. Credits: ESA/NASA

Clouds as seen from above. Credits: ESA/NASA

Fires continued to fill the skies with smoke near Lake Baikal, Russia in July, 2014.

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Fires continued to fill the skies with smoke near Lake Baikal, Russia in July,

Облака из космоса: Через незаполненное пространство посередине можно увидеть небольшой остров.

From 400 km above Earth ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst took this picture of an unidentified island as the International Space Station flew by at 28 800 km/h.

Turkmenistan

Massive Engineering Project Seen from Space. The Hanhowuz Reservoir of Turkmenistan seen on April This manmade lake enables the farming of water-thirsty crops like cotton in the desert, but has contributed to the rapid shrinking of the Aral Sea.

Anochecer desde el Espacio Exterior - Sunrise from Outer Sapace. Foto: NASA

The sun rises over the South Pacific Ocean, photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station on May

Tropical Storm Nine (09W) over Guam

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

Summer flood of Kalahari desert, sand blanket over the Atlantic and the making of a super typhoon are among the images captured by ESA and Nasa satellites last month

A long stream of dust and sand crossed the Atlantic Ocean in late June, 2014, bringing a tan haze to parts of South America and the United States.

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

A long stream of dust and sand crossed the Atlantic Ocean in late June, bringing a tan haze to parts of South America and the United States.

Why you're stiff in the morning: Your body suppresses inflammation when you sleep at night - https://scienmag.com/why-youre-stiff-in-the-morning-your-body-suppresses-inflammation-when-you-sleep-at-night/

A new scientific study has characterized a checkpoint protein that allows certain brain tumor cells to avoid the immune system. Tumors regularly avoid detection by decorating themselves with proteins .

The effects of California's severe multiyear drought

Satellite eye on Earth: July 2014 – in pictures

The effects of California's severe multiyear drought

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