Scientists head out to the Gulf of Mexico every summer to measure the size of the dead zone—an area with oxygen levels that are too low to support most marine life.
Posts by Deanna Conners
In a study of 65 cities across N. America – some humid and some dry – poor “convection efficiency” in humid cities made the urban heat island effect more intense.
Some 71% to 87% of the iron in North Atlantic seawater may have originated in dust from the Sahara desert.
If the Yellowstone supervolcano were to erupt today, it would have major, perhaps catastrophic, consequences.
Migrating Arctic shorebirds may play an important role in the long-distance dispersal of mosses and liverworts to remote regions in North and South America.
The colors in fireworks help create “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs.” But what creates the colors?
There is a 70% chance that El Niño will develop in the equatorial Pacific Ocean later this summer.
The Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument may become one of the world’s largest marine protected areas.
Large plumes of ash were released during an eruption at Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano in early June 2014. The volcano remains on an orange alert level.
World Oceans Day is Sunday, June 8. Celebrate! Take an ocean selfie, or just wear just wear blue. Fact is, we’re all intimately tied to Earth’s oceans.