Researchers find fossil evidence of microbe activity in ancient crater
An unpublished report concludes that increased activity in a nearby oil field may have played a role in a pair of deadly earthquakes that struck Italy in 2012.
Study reveals how plate tectonics began
On the fifth anniversary of the L'Aquila earthquake, a geologist describes how Italian science is addressing future risks and dealing with a wary public
While some experts have suggested that the deadly Oso landslide in Washington on 22 March could have been foreseen, others argue that it was an extreme event that could not have been anticipated.
Suspicions that Saturn's icy moon Enceladus harbors an internal ocean—one that could host life—have hardened into near certainty with exquisitely precise observations from the Cassini spacecraft.
In a new report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has gotten much more specific on the impacts of climate change and how nations can adapt.
The United Nations' highest court dealt a blow to Japan's scientific whaling program in the Antarctic, saying it isn't science.
Tuesday's quake ends nearly 150 years of calm in the Iquique seismic gap
Science explores the meaning—and impact—of the temblors
Last week, China's environment ministry reportedly began hammering out a plan to curb all sources of soil pollution by 2020 and to begin remediating filthy areas.
Twenty-five years after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, researchers are still puzzling out the disaster's ecological impacts.
New model may explain the complex process of “liquefaction”
Midcontinent Rift formed when North America split from part of South America
A geochemical model published online this week in Science suggests that Earth's temperature controls have built-in restraints, rooted in the chemistry of rock and flowing water, that have kept the planet habitable for eons.
Tiny imperfection could help solve geological mystery
Oceanographers have released a digital atlas containing remarkably detailed maps of ocean chemistry.
Early in April, Europe will launch the first satellite in its Copernicus program: a fleet of a dozen environmental monitoring spacecraft designed to study Earth's oceans, changes in land use, and atmosphere.
Recent sea ice losses partially tied to larger, warmer flows
$300 million international collaboration offers unusually detailed look at marine pollution, key trace elements
A new study of ancient sea floor exposed in Australia suggests that the mineral record of atmospheric oxygen from 2.5 billion years ago has been misinterpreted.
Talk with experts about the environmental impacts of natural gas power
Scientists solve puzzle of Atacama Desert's extraordinary deposits
New mapping tool offers new opportunities for research
Researchers now have hard evidence that the circulation that helps warm the North Atlantic did indeed abruptly slow or perhaps even stop for centuries at a time more than 100,000 years ago.
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