Credit: Jean Lachat/University of Chicago How do you make half the mass of two continents disappear? To answer the question you first need to discover that it's missing. That's what a trio..
Potentially extremely dangerous realistic rogue waves -- also called as freak waves -- can now be controlled and generated at will in laboratory environments, in similar conditions as they appear in the ocean. This will help us not only to…
Scientists working in the mid-Atlantic and south-west Indian Ocean have found evidence of microfibers ingested by deep sea animals including hermit crabs, squat lobsters and sea cucumbers, revealing for the first time the environmental…
Scientists have developed a method to estimate weakness in Earth's outer layers which will help explain and predict volcanic activity and earthquakes.
Did you know that heatwaves not only occur on land, but also in the sea? We all remember the record-breaking European heatwave in summer of 2003: forests burned, rivers dried up and more than ten thousand people in Europe died as a…
The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica became an international cause for concern in the latter half of the 20th Century, but as EUMETSAT's Atmospheric Composition Product Development Team Leader Dr Christian Retscher points out,…
Addressing fundamental unknowns about the earliest history of Earth's crust, scientists have precisely dated the world's oldest rock unit at 4.02 billion years old.
Much of the influence on climate from air pollution in East Asia is driven by consumption in the developed countries of Western Europe and North America, according to research co-led by McGill Univers..
Credit: Michael Angilletta, Arizona State University, Michael Sears, Clemson University Clemson, SOUTH CAROLINA - Current models used to predict the survival of species in a warming world might be..
HOUSTON -- (Sept. 5, 2016) -- Results from one of the longest-running and most extensive experiments to examine how climate change will affect agricultural productivity show that California grasslands..
Honolulu, Hawai?i, 5 September (IUCN) - Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on fish stocks and crop yields, more extreme weather ..
Tropical Storm Lionrock was east of Kyushu, the southwestern-most of Japan's main islands while Tropical Storm Mindulle was southeast of Toyko when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed ove..
In some parts of Southern California's Brawley Seismic Zone, geothermal energy production may be increasing the background seismicity rate, but changes in earthquake rates elsewhere in the area s..
A University of Alaska Fairbanks-led research project has provided the first modern evidence of a landscape-level permafrost carbon feedback, in which thawing permafrost releases ancient carbon as cli..
Credit: Eurico Zimbres/WikiMedia A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego scientist Jane Willenbring challenges the long-held belief that asbe..
Nearly two years ago, on August 24, 2014, just south of Napa, California, a fault in the Earth suddenly slipped, violently shifting and splitting huge blocks of solid rock, 6 miles below the surface. ..