Lighting can strike the ground miles away from the towering thunderstorms that produce it, a phenomenon called a bolt from the blue.
Rapid ice loss from West Antarctica's ice sheet caused a slight dip in the Earth's gravitational field over the region. Continue reading →
Environmentalists rejoice: The single-use plastic bag will soon be no more in the entire state of California. Continue reading →
The Aral Sea is just one of several iconic inland bodies of water across the world that is now receding drastically. Continue reading →
For all the talk of 2012's Hurricane Sandy being a superstorm, a new report warns that a future repeat of the hurricane that struck New York City in 1821 would be far more devastating. Continue reading →
At least 31 hikers have been found lifeless near the peak of Mount Ontake after Saturday's volcanic eruption.
Leaders from 27 nations and representatives of big companies signed a historic pact to stop deforestation by 2030, but one crucial player -- Brazil -- is notably absent. Continue reading →
New numbers from the Global Carbon Project show that the planet is headed for the worst-case scenario feared by climate scientists. Continue reading →
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