Climate change is dramatically altering life at the top of the world
A major heat wave pushed melting into areas of the ice sheet that normally stay frozen year-round
As ice retreats, countries are expanding military seaports, exploiting shipping lanes and exploring for oil and gas
Massive mudflows, mountain views and marvelous meadows await as we take a trip up Mount Rainier
Cheaper, smaller satellites could help more precisely sniff out sources of methane
Released or escaped parrots are now living in most states and are breeding in at least 21. For some, it’s a second chance at survival.
Sea ice levels are running very low as wildfires rage
Today’s climate change is unique in its global scale compared to other historical periods
The five coastal countries will have to rectify their science and their politics
Suddenly, nations are jockeying to control the seafloor and exploit resources in the rapidly thawing north
Ignoring the connections between climate and security poses risks for the U.S.
Glaciologist Elizabeth Case of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University’s Earth Institute takes us out near Juneau, Alaska, to study and live on the shifting ice...
Climate-related disasters are happening more frequently and affecting a broad cross-section of the economy
Minerals used in electronics are found on the seafloor, but disturbing them could release carbon
In 1894 John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh—who later went on to garner the 1904 Nobel Prize in Physics—penned an appreciation in Scientific American about the work of John Tyndall, an Irish physics professor, mathematician, geologist, atmospheric scientist, public lecturer and mountaineer...
Iron particles released by industrial activities are falling into the seas in greater quantities than previously thought
Warming can encourage the growth of microbes in permafrost that produce more greenhouse gases
It is theoretically possible, though there is no known connection between the fault systems
Come visit some very unusual sedimentary rocks on Seattle's Richmond Beach