Seismic stress in America
New map shows all the faults and pressure points.
This is a new map of the (non-political) tectonic stresses acting on North America. Created by researchers from St...
Kīlauea got wet, then went off
Scientists suggest rainfall activated a volcanic eruption.
The dramatic eruption of Hawaii’s Kīlauea Volcano in 2018 was likely activated by extreme rainfall, according to new ...
A craton's clues to Earth's moving plates
Studies in Australia push the date back to 3.2 billion years.
New research suggests plate tectonics may have been well under way on Earth more than 3.2 billion years ago, adding a...
Anatomy of a heatwave
How Antarctica recorded a day over 20 degrees Celsius.
While the world rightfully focuses on the COVID-19 pandemic, the planet is still warming. This summer’s Antarctic wea...
New ‘law’ could inform glacier-flow models
Equation designed to measure movement over soft ground.
Want to know how glaciers flow over soft ground? There may be an equation for that. Glaciologists in the US have d...
There was rainforest near the South Pole
90-million-year-old evidence of much warmer times.
German and British scientists have found unexpected fossil traces of a temperate rainforest near the South Pole from ...
Your backyard could reduce global warming
Gardens cool urban temperatures by six degrees, study finds.
Australian researchers found during an extreme heatwave that backyard gardens lowered land surface temperatures by fi...
Earth’s tilt angle trigger for ending ice ages
Analysis of global glaciations confirms its significance.
International research covering the past million years of global glaciations shows that small changes in the tilt of ...
The bigger they are, the harder they fall
Study finds large ecosystems collapse more quickly.
Vast, rich ecosystems that have existed for millennia could collapse in less than a human lifetime, according to a st...
Lava flows tell story of biodiversity loss
Researchers uncover human impact on the forests of Réunion.
There’s quite a story to be told on the slopes of one of the world’s most active volcanoes, if you’re game to look. ...
Solar System controls the carbon cycle
And it has done throughout Earth's history.
An international scientific team says it can shed fresh light on the complicated interplay of factors affecting globa...
Glacier shows evidence of Industrial Revolution
Study reveals human impact long before people arrived.
Humans had an impact on the Himalayas long before a person ever set foot on them, research suggests. A new study, pu...