Last update:

Deep-sea explorers seek out sunken World War II ships

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP)—Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are honing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive ...

Lessons from Ridgecrest earthquake sequence

The largest earthquake sequence in Southern California in two decades has taught scientists that large earthquakes can occur in a more complex fashion than commonly assumed. The sequence also loaded up strain on a nearby ...

How aerosols affect our climate

For many, the word "aerosol" might conjure thoughts of hairspray or spray paint. More accurately, though, aerosols are simply particles found in the atmosphere. They can be human-made, like from car exhaust or biomass burning, ...

What happens under the Yellowstone volcano?

Yellowstone National Park in the USA, with its geysers and hot springs, is a major attraction for tourists. However, especially in times of little news, the media often focuses on the Yellowstone supervolcano, which last ...

Future flash drought will increase over humid regions

Flash drought is a new phenomenon with increasing prominence due to global warming. Drought develops rapidly without sufficient early warning, and has stricken the world with severe impacts during recent years, such as the ...

Chasing nanoplastics

How dangerous are micro- and nanoplastics? Do they affect the environment? What harm can they do to our bodies? Questions that we can now finally answer because of Fazel Abdolahpur Monikh. Together with his colleagues, he ...

Development dilemma as eastern Greenland eyes tourism boost

Kayaking past blue-white icebergs drifting along near a pristine harbour, wandering around colourful houses or trekking in the snow-capped wilderness: July and August are high season for tourists in eastern Greenland.

California earthquake alerts to become available statewide

Earthquake early warning alerts will become publicly available throughout California for the first time this week, potentially giving people time to protect themselves from harm, the Governor's Office of Emergency Services ...

Tiny particles lead to brighter clouds in the tropics

When clouds loft tropical air masses higher in the atmosphere, that air can carry up gases that form into tiny particles, starting a process that may end up brightening lower-level clouds, according to a CIRES-led study published ...

More news

Earth Sciences
Radioactive chlorine from nuclear bomb tests still present in Antarctica
Environment
Two decades of rain, snowfall from NASA's precipitation missions
Environment
Urban SUVs driving huge growth in CO2 emissions: IEA
Earth Sciences
Tracing the journey of microplastics in the Arctic
Environment
Indonesia under 'blanket of smoke' amid wildfires
Environment
Distribution and origin of highly radioactive microparticles in Fukushima revealed
Environment
Plant skeletons: Weighing the environmental impacts of a byproduct of biofuel combustion
Environment
Ocean's deep-water may be corroding Byron Bay's coastal ecosystems
Earth Sciences
Geologists reveal anoxia caused loss in biodiversity in ancient seas
Earth Sciences
Major implications for global metal demand without industry change
Environment
Monitoring hurricanes for better life-saving, property-preserving decisions
Environment
Toxic PCBs linger in schools; EPA, lawmakers fail to act
Environment
NASA-NOAA satellite catches last burst before demise of Tropical Depression 17E
Environment
NASA's Terra satellite catches end of Atlantic Tropical Depression 15
Earth Sciences
We can't drought-proof Australia, and trying is a fool's errand
Environment
New report says accelerating global agricultural productivity growth is critical
Environment
NASA's Aqua satellite reveals flooding in Japan from Typhoon Hagibis
Earth Sciences
How uncertainty in scientific predictions can help and harm credibility
Earth Sciences
New research suggests global ice age changed the face of the planet
Environment
Study on climate protection: More forest, less meat