Scientists have found unusually high levels of chlorine in the Arctic atmosphere off Barrow in Alaska, according to a new study published in Nature Geoscience, and are saying that it is both a symptom and cause of climate change.
A new study finds that earthquake lights, a phenomenon in which mysterious lights appear before quakes, are more likely to occur along continental rifts. Earthquake lights have been observed for centuries, but until recently they weren't taken seriously by scientists. Electrical charges in rocks cause the lights to appear, which can shoot up into the sky or run along the ground.
The 2014 polar vortex has brought frigid temperatures to the U.S., with some of the lowest temperatures in 20 years. A polar vortex as large as the current one pushes south into the U.S. only once a decade or so. The frigid, below-zero temperatures should abate later this week.
In less than 100 years, the North Atlantic ocean is expected to lose 38 percent of its total biomass due to climate change, and other ocean areas will be almost nearly as negatively affected, a new study reports.
Undeveloped negatives discovered earlier this year at Robert Falcon Scott's Cape Evans hut have yielded pictures of the Ross Sea Party, which inhabited the hut between 1915 and 1917. The cellulose nitrate negatives were uncovered by New Zealand’s Antarctic Heritage Trust. Two of the photos depict Alexander Stevens, the party's chief scie...
A recording-breaking number of Manatee deaths in Florida during the past year is blamed on the toxic algae bloom that causes Red Tide in the Gulf of Mexico, while a second, more mysterious, cause of death has killed manatees, as well as pelicans and dolphins, in the Indian River Lagoon on the Sunshine State's Atlantic Coast.
Possibly ending speculation about whether feathers were a common evolutionary trait in dinosaurs that eventually led to birds, a new study has found that the majority of dinosaurs were scaly, rather than feathery.