Populations of the charismatic orange and black monarch butterfly have plummeted. Will they be extinct in 20 years?
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On April 10, 2013 – three years ago today – an enormous landslide took place at the Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah. Amazingly, no one was hurt.
Scientists estimate that slow, dense pyroclastic flows blanketed the southwestern U.S. after the enormous eruption at Silver Creek 18.8 million years ago.
We need leap years to help synchronize our calendar with Earth’s orbit around the sun and the actual passing of the seasons.
Extinctions of large herbivores such as mammoths, mastodons, and ground sloths helped turn many open landscapes into forests, scientists say.
This year’s Great Backyard Bird Count runs from February 12–15. It’s free and easy to participate. Find out how.
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.
Cloud streets are long rows of cumulus clouds that are oriented parallel to the direction of the wind. Check out these cool images!
Wildfires burned more than 10 million acres of land in the United States in 2015, a year marked by intense drought across much of the west.
Using technology built to withstand the harsh winters, scientists have managed to map the volcanos, rifts, and basins hidden under West Antarctica’s ice sheet.