Earth and Environment News

Living Planet Report 2020 from WWF Reveals 68% in World's Wildlife Since 1970 (September 11, 2020): WWF has released its Living Planet Report 2020. It indicates a 68% plunge in the world's wildlife since 1970.

NASA Image Shows Lake Mega Chad Remnants (February 20, 2020): This NASA Earth Observatory image shows the remnants of ancient Lake Mega Chad in Africa.

Powerful 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Off Coast of Cuba and Jamaica Felt in Miami (January 28, 2020): There was a powerful 7.

NASA Releases Free Earth Ebook (February 28, 2019): NASA has released a free ebook called Earth that contains 69 stunning images from Earth-observing satellites.

Researchers Envision Four Climate Change Scenarios for Civilization-Planet Systems (June 5, 2018): Researchers from the University of Rochester have come up with four climate change scenarios for civilization-planet systems.

What is Brackish Water? (May 31, 2018): Information about brackish water and where it can be found. Estuaries are known for having brackish water as are bodies of water near salt deposits.

Massive London Fatberg Weighs as Much as 11 Double Decker Buses (September 12, 2017): A fatberg found in a London sewer is 250 meters long and weighs more than 11 double decker buses.

Massive Landslide Buries Part of Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur (May 23, 2017): A huge landslide described as unprecedented has buried part of the Pacific Coast Highway in Big Sur under tons of rock, dirt and mud.

Stephen Hawking Warns Humans Have 100 Years to Leave Earth (May 3, 2017): Stephen Hawking is warning humans have just 100 years left to leave Earth and colonize another planet.

Google Unveils New Version of Google Earth With 3D Views (April 19, 2017): Google has unveiled a new version of Google Earth with 3D views. It also has a spinning globe.

Doomsday Clock Moved 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight Because of Donald Trump (January 26, 2017): The Doomsday Clock has been moved 30 second closer to midnight because of President Donald Trump

EPIC NASA Video Shows a Year of Life on Earth (July 24, 2016): NASA releases a video showing a year of life on Earth as seen by NASA's EPIC camera.

Scientists Discover Huge Helium Gas Field (June 27, 2016): Scientists say they have discovered a huge helium gas field using a new exploration technique. It is trapped within the Tanzanian East African Rift Valley.

Cardiff Researchers Unearth Tropical Fossil Forests in Svalbard, Norway (November 20, 2015): Cardiff research team discovers a tropical fossil forest in the Svalbard Archipelago. The find explains a major climate change event that happened 400 million years ago.

Giant Crack Opens Up in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains (November 2, 2015): A giant crack in the Earth has opened up in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains.

Loss of Poop From Giant Animals Disrupting Earth's Nutrient Cycle (October 27, 2015): The loss of enormous amounts of poop once left by giant land and sea animals is disrupting Earth's nutrient cycle say scientists from the University of Vermont.

Study Finds Persian Gulf Climate May Become Too Hot for Humans (October 26, 2015): A new study from MIT and Loyola Marymount University has found that Climate Change may make the Persian Gulf too hot at times for humans to survive.

Scientists Say Earth's Inner Core Formed 1 to 1.5 Billion Years Ago (October 8, 2015): A new study has found that Earth's inner core formed 1 to 1.5 billion years ago.

Researchers Find Thriving Wildlife Populations in Chernobyl (October 7, 2015): Researchers have found that Chernobyl is no longer void of animals 30 years after the nuclear accident.

Scientist Find Evidence of Megatsunami in Cape Verde Islands (October 3, 2015): Scientists have found evidence of an ancient megatsunami in the Cape Verde Islands. They say an 800-foot wave crashed over Santiago Island.