From a'a to vog, a guide to the terminology used to describe the ongoing eruption of Kilauea
A guide to the terminology used to describe the ongoing eruption of Kilauea
The eruption is the Central American nation’s deadliest since 1902
People need to understand the technology’s limitations to avoid misinterpreting what they see
Indonesia is most at risk from eruptions, compared with other nations
A slide show of eruptions and their impacts around the world
Volcanologists cannot yet predict a volcanic eruption
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown environmental source of the element
Underwater microphones can glean valuable data from the burbles and pops of thawing glaciers and icebergs
Edinburgh University paleontologist Steve Brusatte talks about his May 2018 Scientific American article, "The Unlikely Triumph of the Dinosaurs," and his new book, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World.
With interest in such research rising, and the risks uncertain, that conservation needs to start now
The terms asteroid, meteor, meteorite and even comet are often used interchangeably...but what is the difference?
Despite a long-standing international ban, ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons are surging back into Earth’s atmosphere from unknown sources
A giant 1924 explosion, when steam jets blew boulders from the summit, had many of the precursors we see now
Young, thin sea ice melts faster, putting Arctic ecosystems in danger
Sediment records have confirmed that Jupiter and Venus change Earth's orbit from virtually circular to noticeably elliptical and back every 405,000 years. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A provocative new paper suggests some ways to find out
Meltwater is fueling a feedback loop that lets warm seawater eat away at them from below
Researchers try to figure out why every 20 years a Pakistan glacier moves roughly 1,500 times faster.
The U.S. Northeast may be more geologically active than was previously thought, according to a seismic sensor network.