A lake of freshwater was found underneath the Roi Baudouin ice shelf in East Antarctica showing that climate change has impacted the region. What are the dangers posed by englacial lakes?
Earth/Environment December 13, 2016
An underwater lake beneath the Gulf of Mexico is a solution of toxic chemicals. The brine pool, called 'Jacuzzi of Despair,' kills crabs and other creatures that are lured by its warmth.
Earth/Environment November 2, 2016
Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela has just been hailed as the lightning capital of the world. The weather and other features of the lake make it prone to lightning almost every day of the year.
Earth/Environment May 4, 2016
A massive lake may be hiding under Antarctic ice sheets and potentially harboring unique, ancient life forms undisturbed for millions of years. Subglacial lakes in Antarctica continue to thrill scientists, who seek to better understand the largely unexplored region.
Earth/Environment April 24, 2016
Bolivia's Lake Poopo has dried up due to global warming. The country's second largest lake used to provide livelihood for the local residents, but now only half of the population remains near it.
Animals January 24, 2016
The second-largest lake in Bolivia almost dried up due to a combination of mining pollution and natural environmental crises. Residents, along with almost 200 species of wildlife, are affected by Lake Poopo's condition as it is one of the area's main sources of water.
Earth/Environment December 21, 2015
Lakes are warming in rapid rates all across the world, a new study found. Erratic changes in water temperature are said to affect various parts of the ecosystem, with climate change to blame.
Earth/Environment December 16, 2015
Officials say that a form of amoeba has been detected in the water supply system near New Orleans. Although infections due to Naegleria Fowleri are rare, preventive measures must still be practiced.
Life July 25, 2015
A lake in Oregon disappears each year as temperatures start to warm. Where does it all go?
May 5, 2015
More craters have been found in Siberia, prompting one expert to call for an investigation over concerns that this phenomenon could result in disasters.
Animals February 24, 2015
Mars' Gale Crater is now dry but evidence suggests it was once filled with water. The ancient lake lasted for millions of years. Scientists say this was enough time to start and sustain life on the Red Planet.
Space December 9, 2014
A series of photos taken by NASA's Terra satellite shows how the water levels of the Aral Sea, once the world's fourth largest lake, declined over the years.
Earth/Environment September 30, 2014
Lake Whillans, lying beneath a glacier in Antarctica, is teeming with life, perhaps providing a glimpse into possible alien life.
Animals August 21, 2014