Earth and Enviornment News: Page 2This is page 2 of the Earth and environment news archives.
Submerged Extinct Volcano Cluster Discovered Off Coast of Sydney (July 15, 2015): Scientists discovered an extinct volcano cluster off the coast of Sydney, Australia while they were hunting for larval lobster nursery grounds.
Satellite Images Show Beijing Quadrupled in Size From 2000 to 2009 (July 4, 2015): Data from NASA's QuikScat satellite shows Beijing quadrupled in size from 2000 to 2009. The city's winter temperatures also climbed.
Large Vortex in Lake Texoma (July 3, 2015): This video of a large intake vortex was shot by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District at Lake Texoma.
Unique Reflective Hairs Keep Sarahan Silver Ants Cool (June 19, 2015): Scientists have discovered that sarahan silver ants have unique hairs hairs the help them stay cool in the hot desert sun.
Kate Mara Talks Threat of Drift Gillnets in Oceana PSA (May 23, 2015): Kate Mara discusses the threat drift gillnets pose on wildlife in a new PSA for Oceana.
Icicle Atlas Contains Tons of Icicle Images, Data and Time-Lapse Movies (March 5, 2015): The Icicle Atlas contains data on over 237 lab-grown icicles. The data includes over 230,000 images of icicles.
Scientists Find Earth's Inner Core has an Inner Core (February 15, 2015): Scientists have determined that the Earth's inner core has a core with a possibly different material.
Study: Increase in Carbon Emissions Boosts Risk of Megadroughts (February 14, 2015): NASA study finds an increase in carbon emissions increases the risk of megadroughts.
Pink Sea Slug Boom Reported Along Central and Northern California Coast (January 31, 2015): There is a boom in the population of pink sea slugs along the Central and Northern California coast. The slugs are about an inch long.
Mystery Goo Killing Birds in San Francisco Bay (January 25, 2015): A sticky mystery goo is killing birds in the San Francisco Bay. The goo has the consistency of rubber cement.
Doomsday Clock Now Set a 3 Minues to Midnight (January 23, 2015): The Doomsday Clock is now set at 3 Minutes to Midnight after being moved two minutes closer to doomsday.
Geophysicists Install Earthquake Monitors Beneath CenturyLink Field for Seahawks-Panthers Game (January 10, 2015): Geophysicists have installed three earthquake monitors beneath CenturyLink Field to monitor activity during tonight's playoff game.
West Antarctic Glaciers on Unstoppable Path to Complete Meltdown Warn Scientists (May 12, 2014): The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is on an unstoppable path to a complete meltdown warn scientists.
Chance of Damaging Earthquake in Central Oklahoma Increasing Says USGS (May 6, 2014): USGS says the chance of a damaging earthquake, of magnitude 5.5 or greater, has significantly increased.
New Mineral Discovered in Western Australia (April 23, 2014): Researchers have discovered a new mineral, called putnisite, in Western Australia.
3-Million-Year-Old Tundra Landscape Found Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet (April 21, 2014): Scientists have discovered an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Slow Moving Wyoming Landslide Splits Home in Two (April 21, 2014): A slow moving landslide in Wyoming has split a home in two. The landslide is moving at the rate of one inch per day.
Yellowstone Dispels Myth That Bison Are Fleeing Park Due to Imminent Volcanic Eruption (April 3, 2014): Al Nash, Chief of Public Affairs at Yellowstone, dispels myths about reports that animals are exiting the park because of an imminent volcanic eruption.
4.4 Billion-Year-Old Zircon Crystal is Oldest Known Piece of the Earth's Crust (February 25, 2014): A 4.4 billion-year-old microscopic zircon crystal found in Western Australia is the oldest known piece of the Earth's crust.
Google Launches Site That Tracks Deforestation in Near Real-Time (February 21, 2014): Google has launched a new website that monitors deforestation in near real-time.