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 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.
New research adds to the worry that soil microbes will make climate change worse.
Preventing losses of electricity as it travels from the source to where it's used could cut greenhouse gas emissions by half a billion metric tons a year.
Scientists now know much more about the underground cavities in the sand that nearly killed a boy in 2013.