The OSIRIS-REx probe's journey to the asteroid Bennu will answer questions about our deepest past and possible futures
Environmental concentrations of certain insecticides slashed honeybee drones' living sperm counts. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Welcome to the second leg of our Burke Museum visit! In this one we get to meet a very awesome sabre kitty, enjoy some of the prettiest rocks and fossils ever, and lie in the center of a volcano...
Temperatures, CO2, ocean heat and Arctic sea ice changes all saw sobering firsts
Visiting Seattle with kids? Want geology? In this installment of our occasional series on the subject, we're visiting Burke Museum, which has got plenty of hands-on geology and paleontology for the kids (and adults) to experience!...
Dragon Hole, or Longdong, is reportedly more than 300 meters deep. If confirmed, that would be far deeper than the previous record holder, Dean's Blue Hole in the Bahamas
She also said, in her acceptance speech, "we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying clean-energy jobs"
A volatile arrangement of tectonic plates millions of years ago gave us the Pacific
Presidential candidates begin to make clear their stark differences on climate change, energy production and stem cell research
Fish flourished in creeks in which human engineers helped shore up beaver dams made weak by poor timber availability.
Scientists are trying to convert carbon dioxide emissions into something of value—without using too much energy
A bit ago, I had my En Tequila Es Verdad readers ask some simple geology questions, and they delivered! This is the first in a long series of reader-inspired posts exploring the lighter side of geology...
Great frigate birds may stay aloft for up to two months, eating and sleeping on the wing.
Testing the limits of predictions, some geologists say long-silent Colli Albani might be starting a new eruption phase
As was widely reported on social media, the U.S. is indeed going to use aerial drones to spread vaccine-laced pellets among prairie dogs to save endangered ferrets, although, contrary to some reports, no M&Ms will be involved...
Heat drops after El Niño but remains at record global highs
June was a great month on the geoblogs. Come check out the best—and see how your favorite geoblog post can be featured here!
Changes in cloud patterns match predictions from climate simulations of a warming world
Largest blazes on Earth smolder for months in Canada and Indonesia
Global regulation of chlorine compounds is giving the atmosphere time to heal, even as volcanic eruptions interfere