The physical processes that sculpt our Earth are dramatic — earthquakes, weather, volcanic eruptions, tectonic motions, climate change. Now, decades of research into the intricately intertwined system that links all oceans and freshwater, the atmosphere and our land is moving us forward toward a better understanding of our world. Here we watch it unfold.
Climate scientists propose new explanation for the rapid changes to the ocean carbon sink in the 1990s.
New discovery could help scientists unearth more ancient microbial fossils and shed light on some big questions about early life on Earth.
Ice-buried canyons may have been formed by repeated floods as the world went into an ice age more than 2 million years ago.
Across the world, humans aren't the only ones affected by global upheavals.
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up
Researchers discover hot spot off the coast of Italy with up to 1.9 million pieces of plastic per square meter.
New research suggests that national monument designations have not harmed local economies, and in some ways they may have helped.