Another member of Russian team discounts previous announcement
Subglacial lake contains a previously unidentified species of bacteria
February 5, 2013 1:40 PM
Research groups weigh in on Senate inquiry into extreme weather
January 28, 2013 5:35 PM
Mission to Whillans Ice Stream a success
January 21, 2013 10:41 AM
"Severe guilt" triggered 6-year sentences against expert commission
January 11, 2013 5:13 PM
Long-running Antarctic drilling effort finally yields an ice core
December 27, 2012 5:20 PM
Problems with drilling technique sink British team's efforts to reach subglacial lake
December 20, 2012 3:15 PM
Indonesia's Tsunami and Disaster Mitigation Research Center faces budget shortfall as international donor fund runs out
November 20, 2012 4:49 PM
University at Buffalo group had drawn criticism for report on regulation of gas drilling in Pennsylvania
November 2, 2012 3:14 PM
A proposed merger with a U.K. oceanographic agency is rejected, but the survey's future is fuzzy
November 2, 2012 1:37 PM
But scientists gathered valuable data on coastal ocean currents before instruments went offline
October 22, 2012 3:10 PM
Judge hands out sentences of 6-year imprisonment to seven scientists and engineers who met ahead of the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake
October 22, 2012 11:56 AM
Judge backs 6-year prison terms, but lengthy appeals likely
October 15, 2012 6:00 PM
NOAA facility will be "nerve center" for data collection and forecasting
September 25, 2012 11:41 AM
California conference marks growing interest in carbon dioxide's impact on ocean life
A massive redistribution of land-use rights aims to boost afforestation and sustainable forestry.
It's rare that the deep injection of fluids causes earthquakes, but drillers can do better
Indicted scientists and safety officials have their day in court over charges they mislead Italian public on quake danger
Some scientists believe the international project puts lives at risk in Naples
February 13, 2012 12:01 PM
TOKYO—"Flooding is the most common of natural disasters [and] it is increasingly an Asian phenomenon," Abhas Jha, a World Bank disaster management expert, said today at a briefing here,...
February 9, 2012 5:53 PM
In November, the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Healy helped deliver an emergency load of fuel oil to icebound Nome, Alaska. But the unplanned rescue is now wreaking havoc with...
February 8, 2012 11:04 AM
Yep, they did it: A team of Russian scientists has drilled 3769.3 meters through the Antarctic ice to reach the surface of buried Lake Vostok, the team announced this...
February 6, 2012 2:31 PM
Russia's Antarctic team may have reached Lake Vostok at last. Russian news agency RIA Novosti is reporting that the team has at last completed its marathon drill through the...
January 18, 2012 10:58 AM
Along with all the festivities surrounding the anniversary of explorer Robert Falcon Scott's reaching the South Pole on 17 January 1912, Antarctic researchers are at the edge of their...
January 13, 2012 2:28 PM
Now it's official. In announcing a reorganization of the Department of Commerce to elevate the importance of small businesses, President Barack Obama today confirmed the rumored political shenanigans surrounding...
December 29, 2011 4:48 PM
Lockheed Martin has won a contract worth up to $2 billion to support U.S. science in Antarctica. The National Science Foundation (NSF) selected the
Maryland-based aerospace giant yesterday in...
December 8, 2011 3:30 PM
An Italian geophysicist who attended a meeting at the center of a trial alleging scientific negligence in connection with the deadly 2009 L'Aquila earthquake told a court that he had...
October 18, 2011 5:07 PM
Space weather expert Thomas Bogdan will soon move from merely supervising U.S. forecasting of the space weather raining down on Earth to heading the nation's leading scientific organization whose...
October 4, 2011 3:46 PM
The United States is unlikely to produce enough biofuel by 2022 to meet some congressionally mandated targets, according to an analysis released today by a National Research Council (NRC)...
September 19, 2011 12:00 PM
CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM—So much for claims that climate scientists deliberately misrepresent their data: glaciologists are broadly and loudly panning the latest version of The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the...
August 19, 2011 11:58 AM
With two research icebreakers, over 100 geologists and geographers from Canada and the United States, three Inuit mammal spotters on the watch for vulnerable wildlife, and two underwater autonomous...
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Under threat from pirates, Australian researchers have enlisted naval muscle to plug a critical gap in climate monitoring in the Indian Ocean. Over the past 2 years, pirates operating...
Deep cuts in earth science budgets for several U.S. agencies are in store next year under a proposed budget that awaits a vote by the House of Representatives. Under the...
The 13 million people living in Dhaka, Bangladesh, sit on an "earthquake bomb," says seismologist Syed Humayun Akhter of the University of Dhaka. But as recently as a decade...
NEW DELHI—Under fire for its antiquated approach to data sharing, the Indian government on 4 July unveiled a new policy covering its remote sensing satellites. The Indian Space Research...