Late summer will see a return of cyanobacteria, the toxic, oxygen-depleting blue-green slime that has been plaguing Lake Erie in recent years, according to NOAA scientists. Continue reading →
The ocean could be as salty as the Dead Sea of Israel and Jordan, which has implications for whether life could survive there.
A vast lake that rivaled the Great Lakes once filled an arid valley far up the Nile. But no dam created it. Climate did.
Archaeologists excavated ancient civilizations; rocket scientists explored far-flung corners of the solar system; and physicists peered into the very fabric of reality.
The site where NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity landed last year contains at least one lake that would have been perfectly suited for colonies of simple, rock-eating microbes found in caves and hydrothermal vents on Earth.
How fast can volcanic gases turn a placid lake into an acidic death trap?
Lake Natron in Tanzania is one of the most serene lakes in Africa, but it's also the source of some phantasmagorical photographs.
Lake Superior was inferior to an ancient lake in southern Africa. The 35,000 sq. mi. lake once filled in a low-lying section of northern Botswana. Continue reading →
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