Increasing or decreasing the altitude of aircraft by a few thousand feet to avoid thin layers of humidity could make a major reduction to contrails’ contribution to climate change...
A new view of the frozen continent could improve predictions for sea-level rise
There’s a portal to the center of the earth in the wreckage of an abandoned project site in Murmansk, Russia. What’s it for? And why is the Internet Googling “Kola Superdeep Borehole screams?”...
Ice cores from a Tibetan glacier reveal the first deposits of industrial revolution pollution, starting in layers dated to about 1780.
Even if the V-day leaves you meh, the geology of gemstones is still pretty great
Developing economies continue to build coal power plants, and growth in oil and gas has been persistent
Climate change may in part be spurring the acceleration, which could change how heat and nutrients are pushed around the oceans
The vast region may stay wet—or dry up and burn—depending on whether indigenous people want to continue to work the land
In the next two decades, sea-level rise, storm surge and winds will chew away at Florida’s $1-trillion economy, a new report warns
Oh, right, Volcano Awareness Month happened while all those exciting earthquakes had us distracted!
Journalist and author Peter Brannen talks about his book The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions ...
Ozone-eating chemicals are also potent greenhouse gases, accounting for up to half of the Arctic’s temperature rise
Artist Shoshannah White views the endangered Arctic ice through a unique lens
Originally published in March 1965
By the mid-2030s, global temperatures will likely top 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels
As the climate changes and glaciers melt, a lesser-known threat lurks in alpine areas: glacial lake outburst floods. These events happen rapidly, releasing huge amounts of water with little or no warning...
The seismic rumblings of the Philippines’ second most active volcano hold clues to what it might do
Rising temperatures and increased deforestation increase the risks for CO2-emitting fires
Over the first leg of the trip, scientists say they are already learning how much humans have altered the polar region
Originally published in June 1869