A shallow center made the magnitude 6.4 earthquake more dangerous
Rockfalls without an obvious cause (like an earthquake or expanding ice) may be due to hot daily air temperatures expanding small cracks in cliff faces.
The U.S. East Coast is sinking, worsening floods from sea level rise
Three decades after Chernobyl, the U.S. needs to tackle its own ominous nuclear safety problem
The accident was just one factor that makes it a hard sell to fight climate change
Democratic and Republican mayors in the Sunshine State realize something must be done about global warming
Connection to hurricanes, tornadoes, hail and wildfires less certain, according to extreme weather report
Researchers explain how they tied a period of fierce, extensive volcanic activity to a terrible extinction that nearly wiped all life off our planet
Software monitors smartphones’ accelerometer data and sends alerts to a central server when seismic activity registers
When the Nyiragongo volcano erupted in January 2002, it set the geologic stage for earthquakes nine months later. Julia Rosen reports.
Scientists use ocean data to more accurately predict a hurricane's strength as it approaches landfall
The giant volcano lurking under the state of Wyoming might not have originated from a rising plume of hot rock, as previously thought
Devastations shows why the world must get serious about helping island nations
Coastal cities will face greater threat than anticipated
National law requires mining companies to help local communities develop, but aid and assistance has been scarce
Developed nations that drive climate change incur relatively few of the costs whereas countries that produce few greenhouse gas emissions will be hard-hit, like nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke.
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Months of rain and snow will be needed to climb out of the four-year dry spell
Temblors off northeastern Japan are often preceded by subtle slips along seafloor faults
Rapid ocean warming expands water, accelerating sea level rise