The element, crucial for medical scanners and chemical analysis, has been vanishing but a giant new field may lie beneath Tanzania
Ready for a trio of gorgeous Mount Saint Helens photos? Of course you are!
If the prototype is successful, a full-scale 100-kilometer-long barrier will be strung out in the Pacific Ocean to collect some 68 million kilograms of floating trash
How many active volcanoes does the U.S. have? Where is sea level rising the fastest? These 10 questions test your risk savvy
The Arizona Geological Survey's budget has been slashed by the state's short-sighted government. There are as many reasons to save the agency as there are geologic wonders, riches and hazards in Arizona...
More particulate matter in the air can build stronger, longer-lasting thunderstorms over the tropics, leading to more extreme storms. Christopher Intagliata reports.
A quick and simple guide to dealing with the potentially dangerous mountains in your vicinity
Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Ullas Karanth talks about his July, 2016, Scientific American article on state-of-the-art techniques for tracking tigers and estimating their populations and habitat health...
Widespread bleaching gives scientists new urgency to avert decline of key ocean ecosystems
Damselfish had trouble sniffing out survival clues by their fellows in damaged coral. Jason Goldman reports.
CO2, sent deep belowground, crystalized onto basaltic rock, never to rise again
Climate change poses significant threats to the populous nation
I'm blogging Richard Waitt's excellent book about the May 18, 1980, eruption as I read it. Join me for more In the Path of Destruction goodness! And pick up your own copy at the link below...
Asheville, N.C., struggles to get past coal-fired power, despite its progressive reputation
A chemist finds a way to cut supersalty discharge and CO2 as the Middle East relies ever more on seawater desalination
Network of deep-water observatories streams data in real time
How drying forests and lightning may have turned fire from a primal threat into a life-sustaining object of reverence
Getting a handle on the greenhouse gas will help predict the future of global warming
A new device that combines chemistry and synthetic biology could prove key to renewable fuels and even chemicals—and combating climate change
A glaciologist doesn’t let a heart transplant keep him from braving dizzying altitudes to gather crucial ice core samples from retreating tropical and subtropical glaciers