Quality of life on an increasingly crowded planet depends on decisions made today
A map based on new data reveals where climate change threatens peoples’ ways of life—and what they are doing to prepare for the future
Our influence is written in the geologic strata
We have changed the world irrevocably and may soon transform ourselves as a species. Here's a status report on the human experiment
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