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Tennis Star Feared Extreme Heat at the Tokyo Olympics Could Kill Him

The Tokyo Olympics continue to be an unmitigated climate disaster. It was so hot and humid on Wednesday that Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev thought he could die.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Football, Sports, Tennis, Olympics, Novak Djokovic, Tokyo, Heat Index, Earth Sciences, Marketa Vondrousova, Humidity, Urban Heat Island, Heat Stroke, Daniil Medvedev, The Olympics


Tsunami Warnings Lifted After 8. 2 Earthquake 60 Miles Off Alaska

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, roughly 60 miles (97 kilometers) southeast of the town of Chignik, triggering a tsunami warning for large parts of Alaska early Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Earthquake, Alaska, Earthquakes, Geophysics, Tsunami, Earth Sciences, Mike Baker, National Tsunami Warning Center, Chignik, Disaster Accident, Warning Systems, Tohoku Earthquake And Tsunami, Indian Ocean Earthquake And Tsunami


Dubai Is Creating Artificial Rainstorms With Drones

The Middle East, already on the edge of human habitability due to extreme heat, could become unlivable by mid-century due to rising temperatures and falling water tables. In an effort to insulate the region from worsening conditions, the United Arab Emirates has turned to a, uh, unique solution: electrical…Read more...
Tags: Cloud, Science, Environment, Nature, Middle East, Ice, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Rain, Hail, Earth Sciences, Cloud Seeding, Weather Modification, Physical Geography, Particulates, Inflow


Drone Captures Historic Floods in Central China's 'iPhone City'

The BBC has aired drone footage of the devastation in Zhengzhou, a city in central China that has experienced deadly floods this week. At least 33 people have died in Henan province, with 376,000 more displaced by the historic flooding over the past seven days.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Weather, Science, China, Environment, Bbc, Nature, Flood, Earth Sciences, Central China, Zhengzhou, Hydrology, Henan, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident


Siberia’s Wildfire Season Is Raging Out of Control. Again.

Wildfires raging across usually-frozen land, temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius), smoke blanketing cities—it’s close to apocalyptic right now in Siberia as one of the world’s most northern regions struggles through another intense fire season. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Siberia, Wildfire, Regions, Earth Sciences, Russian Far East, Yakutsk, Tundra, Permafrost, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Sakha, Grigory Mochkin, Vasiliy Krivoshapkin


6 Photos Show Siberia’s Raging Wildfire Season

Wildfires raging across usually-frozen land, temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius), smoke blanketing cities—it’s close to apocalyptic right now in Siberia as one of the world’s most northern regions struggles through another intense fire season. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Siberia, Wildfire, Regions, Earth Sciences, Russian Far East, Yakutsk, Tundra, Permafrost, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Sakha, Grigory Mochkin, Vasiliy Krivoshapkin


Satellite Images Reveal the Shocking Toll the Heat Wave Had on Pacific Northwest Snow and Ice

The impacts of the record-breaking Pacific Northwest heat wave are still playing out across the region. Medical offices are still getting a handle on the loss of life, and firefighters are battling a number of massive wildfires across the region.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Avalanche, Volcanoes, Pacific Northwest, Glacier, North Cascades National Park, Earth Sciences, Lake Chelan, Mount Hood, North Cascades, Mauri Pelto, Robert Hahn, Glaciology, Physical Geography, Montane Ecology


Massive Tsunami From Dino-Killing Asteroid Carved ‘Megaripples’ Into the Ocean Floor

The asteroid that killed off all non-avian dinosaurs made quite the splash when it hit the Yucatan Peninsula some 66 million years ago, generating a tsunami of epic proportions. Seafloor scars from this gigantic wave have been spotted in seismic data taken in Louisiana, offering new insights into this catastrophic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Dinosaur, Louisiana, Devon Energy, Tsunami, Extinction Events, Yucatan Peninsula, Earth Sciences, Ocean Floor, Applied Sciences, Merida Yucatan, Chicxulub Crater, Ted Moore, Natural Hazards, Impact Event


Moon’s Wobble Will Intensify Flooding Along U.S. Coasts by the Mid-2030s, Research Suggests

Recurrent high-tide floods are expected to worsen as sea levels continue to rise on account of climate change, but, as a new study warns, a regularly occurring 18.6-year cycle involving the Moon could trigger unprecedented flooding along U.S. coasts in the 2030s. Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Moon, Sea Level Rise, Tidal Flooding, Sea Level, Flood, Earth Sciences, Geodesy, Tides, Coastal Flooding, Bill Nelson, Phil Thompson, Tide, Bodies of Water


This Bendable Ice Is Freaking Us Out

New research from China shows that thin, carefully crafted strands of ice can take on surprisingly elastic properties.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cold, China, Environment, Ice, Thermodynamics, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Physical Sciences, Glaciology, Water Vapor, Limnology, Physical Geography, Technology Internet, Brittleness, Limin Tong


Massive Antarctic Lake Disappears in Just a Few Days

A huge lake on the east coast of Antarctica has disappeared, causing 200 billion gallons of water to vanish without a trace.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Antarctica, Earth Sciences, Water Ice, Ice Shelf, Meltwater, Glaciology, Ross Ice Shelf, Physical Geography, Roland Warner, Amery Ice Shelf, Meltwater Pulse 1a, Jonathan Kingslake, Ingrid Christensen Coast


Life Under Antarctica Is Surviving on Pulverized Rock

You might not expect Lake Whillans to be a cradle for life, as it’s freezing cold and lies beneath 2,500 feet of Antarctic ice. But as a team of glaciologists recently reported, it is precisely those conditions that nurture microscopic organisms, which feast on the rock beneath the continent.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Antarctica, Europa, Lake, Earth Sciences, Antarctic, Whillans, Physical Sciences, Lake Whillans, Subglacial Lake, Lake Vostok, Subglacial Lakes, Physical Geography, Whillans Ice Stream, Dissolved Organic Carbon


The Heat Wave Just Caused an Ice Quake in Alaska

The heat wave currently roasting the Pacific Northwest has made its way up to Alaska, where a 2.7 magnitude ice quake — the result of seismic activity triggered by melting glaciers — was just recorded 25 miles east of Juneau. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Earthquake, Alaska, Geology, Seismology, Pacific Northwest, Glacier, Earth Sciences, Magnitude, Glaciology, Montane Ecology, Disaster Accident, Cryoseism, Juneau Read


Alaska Just Had an ‘Ice Quake’ Due to the Extreme Heat Wave

The heat wave currently roasting the Pacific Northwest has made its way up to Alaska, where a 2.7 magnitude ice quake—the result of seismic activity triggered by melting glaciers—was just recorded 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Juneau. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Earthquake, Alaska, Seismology, Pacific Northwest, Natural Disasters, Glacier, Earth Sciences, Fahrenheit, Applied Sciences, Physical Sciences, Glaciology, Weather Hazards, Scales Of Temperature, Cryoseism


Dinosaurs Were Already in Big Trouble Before the Asteroid, More Evidence Suggests

A large asteroid wiped out all non-avian dinosaurs 66 million years ago, but these formidable animals were already in decline by that point, in a process that started 10 million years earlier, according to new research. Paleontologists have made similar claims before, but the new study presents a compelling case,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Dinosaur, Earth Sciences, Phil Currie, Cretaceous, Chicxulub Crater, Philip J Currie, Mike Benton, Cretaceouspaleogene Extinction Event, Geological History Of Earth, Fabien Condamine, Extinction Event, Guillaume Guinot, Outline Of Dinosaurs


Florida’s Oceanfront Cities Are Not Prepared for Sea Level Rise

On Thursday, a 12-story beachside condo building just north of Miami Beach collapsed, killing at least four people with almost 160 still missing. It could be a scary sign for the future, particularly as sea level rise undermines the very foundation that South Florida sits on.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Environment, Articles, Sea Level Rise, Earth Sciences, Geomorphology, Miami Beach, Groundwater, Hydrology, Miami Beach Florida, Effects Of Climate Change, Subsidence, Andrea Dutton, Henry O, Physical Geography


Ground Temperatures Hit 118 Degrees in the Arctic Circle

Newly published satellite imagery shows the ground temperature in at least one location in Siberia topped 118 degrees Fahrenheit (48 degrees Celsius) going into the year’s longest day. It’s hot Siberia Earth summer, and it certainly won’t be the last.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Siberia, Frost, Arctic Circle, Earth Sciences, Geomorphology, Fahrenheit, Physical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Permafrost, Siberia Earth, Physical Geography, Montane Ecology, Pedology, State Functions


Earth’s wild years: the creative destruction of cosmic encounters

We earthlings enjoy the spectacle of shooting stars: small fragments of asteroids and comets that burn in sudden flashes upon entry in the Earth’s atmosphere. The largest of these fragments pose a limited threat to us as their mid-air blasts can produce local damage to buildings and infrastructures. Larger events are increasingly rarer, but their consequences can be devastating on a global scale. Fortunately, we do not have first-hand experience of such events, but the extinction of the dinosaur...
Tags: Books, Featured, Earth, Asteroids, Mars, Dante, Life Sciences, Earth Sciences, Science & Medicine, Earth & Life Sciences, Physics & Chemistry


NASA: Earth Is Absorbing an 'Unprecedented' Amount of Heat

Ominous new research shows that the Earth is taking in a shocking amount of heat. In the past 15 years, the amount of incoming solar radiation trapped on the surface and in the oceans has doubled.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Climate, Articles, Nasa, Earth, Climatology, Natural Environment, Earth Sciences, Effects Of Climate Change, Gregory Johnson, Solar Geoengineering, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Physical Geography, Climate Variability And Change


Huge Sinkhole Opens Up on South Australian Coast

And boom goes the… earth? Residents of the seaside hamlet of Robe in South Australia awoke June 9 to find that a huge hunk of limestone had fallen inward, leaving a sinkhole in its wake.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Sinkhole, South Australia, Earth Sciences, Geomorphology, Karst, Landforms, Xiaozhai Tiankeng, Patrick Hesp, James Holyman, South Australian Coast


A Hanging Glacial ‘Tooth’ Caused February’s Deadly Indian Flash Flood

In February, a massive avalanche tore through a mountain valley in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, causing flash flooding and mudslides. A new study has found that debris broke off a glacier above the valley and disintegrated so quickly that the resulting friction melted ice around it, causing the enormous,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Geology, Glacier, Earth Sciences, Glacial Lake, Uttarakhand, Glaciology, Physical Geography, Montane Ecology, Disaster Accident, Dan Shugar, Glacial Lake Outburst Flood


Satellites Capture Images of Huge Dust Storm Heading to the Americas

Well, here we go again. A bounty of Saharan dust has made its way out to sea and is currently moving through the central Atlantic Ocean. If it continues its westerly trek, it could interrupt a possible tropical storm forming off the coast of Nicaragua.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Americas, Storm, Nicaragua, Dust, Earth Sciences, Atlantic Ocean, Sahara, Saharan Air Layer, Hazards, Dust Storm, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Disaster Accident


Frozen in Siberian Permafrost for 24,000 Years, Microscopic Animal Comes Back to Life

A lone rotifer has awakened after spending the past 24,000 years in frozen hibernation. Scientists hope that further studies of this multicellular animal may lead to better ways of cryopreserving human cells, tissues, and organs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Animal, Earth Sciences, Cryobiology, Cryptobiosis, Tardigrade, Extremophiles, Permafrost, Cryopreservation, Branches Of Biology, Micro Animal, Rotifer, Stas Malavin, Adineta Ricciae




An Ancient Supervolcano May Have Zapped the Ozone Layer, Exposing Early Humans to Intense Sunburns

The Toba super-eruption of some 74,000 years ago has long intrigued scientists, who remain uncertain about how the event affected humans living at the time. Now, a team of researchers suggest that the real damage from Toba came from on high, in the form of a depleted ozone layer induced by a massive release of sulfur…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Geology, Climatology, Earth Sciences, Ozone, Ultraviolet Radiation, Toba, Volcanology, Supervolcanoes, Sergey Osipov, Ozone Depletion, Igneous Petrology, Doomsday Scenarios, Toba Catastrophe Theory, Volcanic Winter


Scientists Tempt Fate, Drill Record-Breaking Ocean Hole off the Coast of Japan

A drill aboard a Japanese research vessel has set a new record for the deepest ocean hole in history. The hole is located in the Pacific Ocean near the epicenter of the catastrophic 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, which is perilously close to Kaiju country.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Environment, Pacific Ocean, Geophysics, Earth Sciences, Kaiju, Oceanography, International Ocean Discovery Program, Earths Crust, Michael Strasser, Kola Superdeep Borehole, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Scientific Drilling, Drillships


Mount Nyiragongo’s Lava Has Stopped Flowing, but the Problems Could Be Just Beginning

In the wake of an unexpected eruption at Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, more than 150 children have been separated from their families and another 170 are feared missing, according to the UNICEF. Tens of thousands of adults are also scattered across the region, including scores that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Geology, Volcanoes, Lava, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Unicef, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Earth Sciences, Virunga Mountains, Goma, Lake Kivu, Mount Nyiragongo, Volcanism, Disaster Accident, Nyamuragira


Mount Nyiragongo, One of the World’s Most Active and Dangerous Volcanoes, Blows in a Surprise Eruption

On Saturday, the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo volcano suddenly erupted, forcing thousands to flee to neighboring Rwanda to seek shelter. By Sunday, reports stated that the speed of Nyiragongo’s lava had slowed and that the nearby city of Goma, home to more than one million people, had been spared. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Geology, Lava, Volcano, Rwanda, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Earth Sciences, Virunga Mountains, Goma, Lake Kivu, Mount Nyiragongo, Volcanism, Robin George Andrews, Igneous Petrology, Disaster Accident


How to Read Fertilizer Numbers & Pick the One That's Best for Your Garden

If, like so many others, you first got into gardening during the pandemic, you’ve probably already figured out that it involves more than planting a few seeds or baby plants and letting nature work its magic. Sure, you may be aware that using fertilizer can help your plants grow, for example, but you may not be…Read more...
Tags: Environment, Articles, Lifehacks, Soil, Earth Sciences, Human Interest, Fertilizers, Mark Wolfe, Soil Science, Plant Nutrition, Hospitality Recreation, Climate Change And Agriculture, Labeling Of Fertilizer, Soil Test


The World’s Largest Iceberg Just Broke Off Antarctica

There’s a new big ‘berg floating around Antarctica. The European Space Agency said Wednesday that a huge chunk of ice had broken off from the Ronne Ice Shelf into the Weddell Sea and formed the world’s largest iceberg.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Antarctica, European Space Agency, Iceberg, Earth Sciences, Weddell Sea, Ice Shelf, Antarctic Region, Iceberg A 68, Physical Geography, Geography Of Antarctica, Filchnerronne Ice Shelf, Argentine Antarctica, British Antarctic Territory, Chilean Antarctic Territory