Destroying forests and intensively farming the land erodes as much soil in a few decades as would naturally erode over thousands of years. Continue reading →
A $300 million post-Sandy buyout program is removing flood-prone houses from inland New Jersey. Why aren't coastal houses being removed, too?
The Chines government is removing the tops of 700 mountains to create 155 square miles of free space to build cities. Continue reading →
It can be stressful being a small asteroid -- not only do they risk collision with the planets any time, they are also slowly being eroded by the sun. Continue reading →
Meandering rivers have been spotted on the Martian surface -- but they are now dry ridges, an eerie reminder of Mars' wet past. Continue reading →
Sitting at the northern edge of Mars' famous Valles Marineris canyon complex is a strange gouge in the landscape called Hebes Chasma -- this is its story.
The Army Corps is hustling for new sources of sand for Florida. Continue reading →
When Curiosity was coasting through interplanetary space on its way to Mars, I doubt it considered the possibility that the landing site inside Gale Crater would be a pebbly beach -- almost. Continue reading →