Ocean Waters Prevent Ancient Methane From Reaching The Atmosphere

Scientists have found that ancient reservoirs of methane do not reach the atmosphere due to a role played by ocean waters. The study was conducted to understand the origin of methane in the Arctic Ocean.

Earth/Environment January 18, 2018

Australia Offers Cash For Ideas To Save Great Barrier Reef

The Australian government has offered money for innovative ideas and concepts that can save the Great Barrier Reef. The largest living structure faced massive coral bleaching for the second time in a row in 2017, which is a cause of worry.

Earth/Environment January 18, 2018

World's Biggest Air Purifier: China Builds Tower Taller Than Statue Of Liberty To Combat Pollution

The Xian tower, dubbed as the world's biggest air purifier, was built in China's Shaanxi province to combat air quality. How does it work to improve air quality?

Earth/Environment January 17, 2018

Havre Volcano: Details Of Largest Underwater Eruption Revealed By Scientists

In 2012, the Havre Volcano erupted underwater, creating a large pumice raft the size of the entire state of Philadelphia. Scientists studied its seafloor products and discovered information that challenged their previous beliefs.

Earth/Environment January 15, 2018

Downsized Genome Helped Flowering Plants Conquer The World

How did flowering plants take the reins from conifers and ferns in the battle for dominance millions of years ago? A new research may have the key to Charles Darwin's "abominable mystery."

Earth/Environment January 12, 2018

Induced Spawning And In-Vitro Fertilization Could Save World's Dying Corals

Coral reefs have been found starving to death in various locations around the world. To save the species, an institution in the UK developed two cutting-edge methods to help corals reproduce faster.

Earth/Environment January 11, 2018

Scientists Develop Potential Chemical Recipe For Early Life On Earth

A team of researchers recently worked on a chemical recipe to explain how life began on Earth. The new theory showed which ingredients could have supported life on a young planet.

Earth/Environment January 9, 2018

$306 Billion Damage: 2017 Hits Record As Most Expensive Year For US Natural Disasters

The year 2017 was a deadly and expensive year in terms of natural disasters. Extreme weather conditions like hurricanes and wildfires cost the U.S. economy a whopping $306 billion in total damage.

Earth/Environment January 9, 2018

The Ocean Floor Is Sinking Due To Additional Water Weight From Melting Glaciers

The bottom of the ocean is sinking, warping and deforming because of added water weight from melting glaciers. What does this say about estimated extent of sea level rise?

Earth/Environment January 8, 2018

Hungry Coral-Eating Starfish Is Destroying Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Coral-killing starfish are eating their way through an expansive part of the Great Barrier Reef. Experts are racing against time to prevent these marine predators from destroying the reef's coral cover for good.

Earth/Environment January 8, 2018

Humanity's Plan To Save The Ozone Layer Is Working, NASA Shows

The whole world signed the Montreal Protocol in 1987 to ban chlorofluorocarbons, which were depleting the ozone layer. Over 30 years later, NASA has now provided direct proof that humanity's plan to patch up the ozone hole is working.

Earth/Environment January 7, 2018

Earth's Oceans Suffocating And Creating More 'Dead Zones': Study

Low-oxygen sites in coastal bodies of water have significantly increased since 1950. As the waters run low on oxygen, marine creatures lose their habitats and may even succumb to suffocation.

Earth/Environment January 7, 2018

NOAA Study Reveals Why Coral Reefs Are Dying

Coral reefs are starving at a faster rate than in the 1980s, with 70 percent of the world's reefs severely bleached. What could have caused such ecologic catastrophe?

Earth/Environment January 5, 2018

NASA Space Experiments Inspire ‘Speed Breeding’ Method That Boosts Wheat Production Threefold

A new method of crop production, known as speed breeding, can help produce enough food to feed a population of 9 billion by 2050. Know how this can be made possible.

Earth/Environment January 4, 2018

Scientists Discover 9 Rare Whirlpools In The Ocean From Space

From 1993 to 2016, scientists were able to discover nine double whirlpools. Their observations revealed that such water formations do not behave like normal eddies.

Earth/Environment December 30, 2017

A Mini Ice Age Could Happen Within The Next Few Decades, Might Affect Global Warming

A mini ice age could happen on Earth in the next 30 years or so. It might reverse the effects of global warming, but only for a little while.

Earth/Environment December 29, 2017

Great American Eclipse Paves Way To In-Depth Study Of Bow Waves

Waves created by the solar eclipse of August 2017 provide brand new information about the Earth, Sun, and Moon. What did its discovery reveal to MIT researchers?

Earth/Environment December 26, 2017

Christmas Brings Snow Fall To Some Parts Of The US

Many people living in Midwestern and Northeastern United States experienced a white Christmas for the first time in a long time. The snowfall came as a dream come true for many but also as a weather nightmare for some.

Earth/Environment December 26, 2017

Two-Layer Graphene Material Can Stop Bullets And Change Wars Forever

CUNY researchers recently discovered diamene, a film-like material that transitions into a stiff material upon impact. It was also found to potentially be an efficient conductor.

Earth/Environment December 26, 2017

Chocolate War: When Geeks Make Better Chocolate

There is a type of chocolate out there called Bean-to-Bar (BTB) chocolate which is named after the process of making it. This new version of the well-known snack could constitute a threat to the existing chocolate-making companies.

Earth/Environment January 3, 2018

Winter Solstice 2017: Thursday Will Be The Shortest Day Of The Year

The 2017 winter solstice was announced to arrive Dec. 21 at exactly 11:28 a.m. ET. It will bring shorter daylight hours, longer nights, and temperature drops.

Earth/Environment December 20, 2017

Magma Discovered Under New England Might Become A Volcano: Should Residents Worry?

Scientists discovered a massive body of magma rising up from under New England. The activity may one day result in a volcanic eruption, but residents should not worry about a volcano suddenly sprouting up in their backyards.

Earth/Environment December 19, 2017

Confirmed: Life On Earth Started At Least 3.5 Billion Years Ago

Scientists now have evidence that there was life on Earth before 3.5 billion years ago. The confirmation comes in the form of microfossils in a nearly 3.5-billion-year-old rock discovered in Australia.

Earth/Environment December 19, 2017

More Earthquakes Predicted In 2018 As Earth Enters Period Of Enhanced Seismic Productivity

Scientists predicted more large-scale earthquakes to occur in 2018 based on the link between slower Earth rotations and the occurrence of tremors worldwide. How many magnitude 7 earthquakes can we expect to occur this year?

Earth/Environment January 1, 2018

Loss Of Water In California Drought Caused Sierra Nevada To Rise An Inch

NASA scientists have found that the Sierra Nevada gained an inch in height due to the five-year drought in California. Once rainfall and snow came back to the mountain range, it shrank back.

Earth/Environment December 14, 2017

Newborn Pacific Island May Offer Clues About Life On Mars

There is a newborn island in the South Pacific, borne out of a volcanic eruption of ash and rocks, named Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai. It may offer insightful clues to scientists about the possibility of life on the Red Planet.

Earth/Environment December 12, 2017

The Earth's Hum Finally Recorded At The Ocean Floor, But We Still Don't Know Where It Comes From

Scientists were able to record the Earth's hum from the ocean floor for the first time. The observations may help researchers decipher the reason and source for the mysterious phenomenon.

Earth/Environment December 10, 2017

Most Severe Global Warming Predictions Likely The Most Accurate

The most severe global warming predictions are more likely to be accurate than current predictions. Here's how researchers came to this conclusion.

Earth/Environment December 10, 2017

Healthy Eating Saves The Environment, Study Shows: Will You Change Your Diet Now?

A new study reveals that healthy eating also saves the environment, with lower greenhouse gas emissions and less land used. For its findings, the study used the Exiobase, a massive database on the effects of food production.

Earth/Environment December 5, 2017

Full Cold Moon: Fun Facts About The First And Only Supermoon Of 2017

The supermoon that was seen over the weekend is the last of its kind this year. Know why and when a moon is called a supermoon.

Earth/Environment December 4, 2017

Gravity Signals Traveling At The Speed Of Light Could Warn Of Big Earthquakes

Gravitational waves that can travel as fast as the speed of light could help detect earthquake magnitudes. It could allow for accurate and speedy magnitude determination within minutes instead of hours.

Earth/Environment December 3, 2017

Rising Sea Levels Will Submerge Thousand Of US Historical Sites

If the rise in sea levels don’t slow down, thousands of historical sites in the country could be at risk of being wiped out. In such a scenario, Southeastern United States is expected to bear much of the burden.

Earth/Environment December 2, 2017

Elon Musk Asks Flat Earthers An Important Question: Do They Think Other Planets Are Flat Too?

Elon Musk, the visionary CEO and founder of Tesla and SpaceX, wondered if people who believe that the Earth is flat also thought the same of other planets. The Flat Earth Society responded, but its answer raised more questions instead.

Earth/Environment November 30, 2017

Scientists Want Glitter Banned Because It’s An Environmental Hazard: Here’s What You Need To Know About Microplastics

Because most types of glitter are technically microplastics, they pose great harm to marine life when consumed. So as a result, scientists want to ban them entirely.

Earth/Environment November 30, 2017

Volcano Super-Eruptions Can Send Us Back To A 'Pre-Civilization State': How Long Until The Next One?

A volcanic super-eruption is capable of returning modern society to a 'pre-civilization state.' Researchers now say that the devastating event could happen sooner than expected.

Earth/Environment November 30, 2017

Baby Corals Can Stimulate Coral Growth In The Great Barrier Reef

Researchers found a new way to stimulate corals into forming and growing in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The new technique is called 'larval reseeding' and researchers said it is less expensive and more effective than other reef restoration techniques.

Earth/Environment November 28, 2017

Fluorescent Dye May Help Detect 99 Percent Of Invisible Ocean Plastic Waste

A recent research has found a new way to detect very small pieces of plastic waste that float invisibly near the surface of the ocean using fluorescent dye. The method could be used one day to identify 99 percent of lost tiny pollutants in the sea.

Earth/Environment November 27, 2017

Sea Life Beneath The Antarctic Ice Shelf Is Changing Dramatically: Global Warming To Blame?

A team of scientists are currently in an expedition on the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica to study how marine life has changed over the years. What they discovered was startling, and it might be all because of global warming.

Earth/Environment November 28, 2017

Light Pollution Is Spreading: Here's How This Will Affect Human Health

Using satellite data, researchers found that Earth gets brighter at night because of artificial lighting. What are some of the potential effects of light pollution on human health?

Earth/Environment November 26, 2017

Climate Change Could Lead To More Volcanic Eruptions: Study

A new study finds that the melting of ice due to climate change could potentially increase volcanic activity. In Iceland, a major volcanic event occurs every five years.

Earth/Environment November 26, 2017

The Plan To Prove That The Earth Is Flat Through A Homemade Rocket Hits A Snag

The plan of 61-year-old limousine driver and self-taught rocket scientist 'Mad' Mike Hughes to use his homemade rocket to prove that the Earth is flat has hit a snag. However, the dangerous mission will still push through.

Earth/Environment November 26, 2017

LED Lights Were Supposed To Solve The Light Pollution Problem, But They Made Things Worse

Outdoor LED lights, with their energy-saving capabilities, were supposed to help solve the light pollution problem. However, the technology has backfired and made things worse, with the Earth slowly losing its nights to artificial light.

Earth/Environment November 22, 2017

Mysterious Booms Heard In Colorado Leave Residents Baffled

A series of mysterious boom-like noise, which has been heard in various parts of the United States, has left both residents and authorities baffled. Experts are still trying to figure out the actual cause of the sound.

Earth/Environment November 24, 2017

There Will Be More Major Earthquakes In 2018, Scientists Say: Let's Be Prepared

Scientists claim that there will be more major earthquakes in 2018 compared to this year. According to new research, the number of devastating earthquakes is connected to a slower Earth rotation speed.

Earth/Environment November 20, 2017

WATCH: Meteor Lights Up Night Sky In Finland

A live stream of the aurora borealis became even more incredible when a meteor passed and lit up the night sky. Fireball events were also seen in Germany, France, and the United States.

Earth/Environment November 19, 2017

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