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.
Scientists explain why some people ignore extreme weather warnings and some people listen.
Climate change is warming our oceans, and that thermal energy is fueling stronger hurricanes.
As Hurricane Lane races toward Hawaii, some of the world’s most powerful telescopes prepare for wild weather.
Drought killed off inedible plants in Kruger National Park, making room for other plants that animals like to eat.
Mixtures of chemical pollutants may harm people and wildlife, even when each chemical is below its regulatory threshold.