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.
Citizen scientists confirm that plastic pollution is blemishing previously pristine beaches in the Arctic Ocean.
Flowering throughout the calendar could help tropical trees evade competitors.
Scientists can now link "acts of God" to climate change. That could give victims the power to hold someone accountable, say lawyers.