Several recent events suggest that a set of glacier-covered volcanoes in the southern Chilean region of Bío-Bío may be likely to erupt.
This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count runs from February 12–15. It’s free and easy to participate. Find out how.
Every year, Greenland’s ice sheet releases as much of this key marine nutrient as the mighty Mississippi releases into the Gulf of Mexico, says a new study.
Researchers identified 12 weather patterns across the region. Over the past 30 years, the 3 patterns bringing rain to the U.S. Southwest became less frequent.
Scott Fausti talks with EarthSky’s Ben Duval about the potential future of corn agriculture and its implications for environmental sustainability.
Caution! At full volume, the sound of the strike is so loud that it could damage speakers or affect hearing if headphones are used. Story and video by Peter Lowenstein in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Duck-billed dinosaurs lived 83 million years ago. They are sometimes called ‘the cows of the Cretaceous.’ A new fossil find reveals their origins.
The sun and moon, the shape of a beach and larger coastline, the angle of a seabed leading up to land, and the prevailing ocean currents and winds all affect the height of the tides.
Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air where the snowflakes form, the resulting ice crystals will grow into a myriad of different shapes.
This year’s El Niño has likely reached its peak, say scientists, but given that Earth is hotter than in 135 years, there are no guarantees.
An ESA space observatory was looking for something else when it caught these X-ray images of an aurora.
New insights into ancient Earth’s early structure from diamonds formed 3.5 billion years ago. A scientist called diamonds “the perfect little time capsules.”
There were no reports of injuries, but the powerful earthquake left a fair amount of cleanup to do, plus some frightened people in Alaska.
The phenomenon of freezing rain: What causes the dangerous winter weather element that can paralyze cities.
“What we have seen this past year will likely be routine in about 15 years, although regionally the details will vary considerably,” says climate expert Kevin Trenberth.
Try it yourself! With a little preparation and a good camera and with a macro lens, you can take your own photos of snowflakes.
Two satellite images show the contrast between the flooded Mississippi River this month and the same area last year. Check out the difference!
Researchers found that extreme heat and drought between 1964 and 2007 account for about a 10% decline in global cereal crop production.
Cloud streets are long rows of cumulus clouds that are oriented parallel to the direction of the wind. Check out these cool images!
Like all Antarctic journeys in the early 1900s, the search for magnetic south was grueling. The outcome was unclear, but the effort is still remembered.