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.
International efforts, including the Paris agreement, may not be able to solve the climate change crisis on their own.
The water contains bacterialike shapes that researchers plan to test for DNA.
Climate change may cause trees to live faster and die younger, releasing their carbon into the atmosphere.
New data sheds light on the impact of an ancient drought.
Some bubbles grow to be more than a quarter-mile across.
A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.