Scientists will look into the heart of Surtsey, an island created 50 years ago by a volcanic eruption
Century-old records found in Puerto Rico helped reconstruct the damage caused there by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake—and could help disaster experts plan for the next big one. Julia Rosen reports.
Whether lightning rods should have rounded or pointy ends became a point of contention between rebellious Americans and King George III.
Each big catastrophe like a hurricane increases a U.S. county's poverty by 1 percent, 90 years of data show
Taking a cue from weather forecasters, researchers combine satellite measurements and models in attempt to predict volcanic activity
The Holuhraun lava field explosion of 2014 and 2015 could help scientists sharpen climate change models
Journalist Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times talks about his book, Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country.
Scientists, skeptics, crabbers and pastors try to find common ground, offering a glimmer of hope for a divided country
An island volcano blew up last Saturday. A volcanologist explains why the location is difficult to monitor
The U.S. Forest Service could begin using fire shelters made with NASA heat-shield technology as early as this summer
A behind-the-scenes look at how Colorado State University atmospheric scientists prepare their predictions for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1
The forecast is currently for 11 to 17 storms to form, of which five to nine are expected to become hurricanes, and two to four major hurricanes
Scientists have developed a safe and cost-effective way to study what happens inside volcanoes
Really big meteorite or asteroid strikes may cause melting and deep deformations that eventually lead to volcanic eruptions.
New Jersey's working class are forgotten as federal government funds fixes for wealthier neighbors
Pocket gophers survived the Mount Saint Helens eruption in their underground burrows and immediately went to work bringing back the ecosystem.
Emory University paleontologist, geologist and ichnologist Anthony J. Martin talks about his new book, The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers and the Marvelous Subterranean World beneath Our Feet.
November tremor sparked slow, deep movements in Earth’s crust that increase the chances of a similar severe quake within a year
The wavelike patterns are caused by the Earth's rotation, and can have strong effects on local weather
Geologists unearth signs of major volcanic events stretching back 3 billion years