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.
The National Hurricane Center is finally seeing their ability to predict a storm’s strength catch up to their ability to track it.
Early-stage research points to bioengineering as a promising way to buy time for arid ecosystems.
Fossils dating more than about 540 million years old are extremely rare. That's why a newly discovered ancient deposit is so valuable.
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.