Planet Earth Archive
31 March 2014, 03:00 PM ET
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 shook Yellowstone National Park early Sunday (March 30). The tremor was the largest to hit the famed reserve in 34 years, but that doesn't mean Yellowstone's sleeping supervolcano is getting ready to spew, or even belch.
31 March 2014, 02:38 PM ET
Members of about 100 countries have joined together to issue a new report that emphasizes the immediacy of dangers related to climate change.
31 March 2014, 11:26 AM ET
Few people know these eight elements even exist.
29 March 2014, 12:16 AM ET
Every day there seems to be more confusing (and sometimes downright misleading) news about climate change.
28 March 2014, 04:29 PM ET
Unless you're a real science geek, chances are you never knew these eight elements even existed. Nonetheless, many of them form the foundations of modern life. Here's a sample of the elements you'd rather not live without:
28 March 2014, 03:49 AM ET
Wind energy is extensive, so why not use more of it?
27 March 2014, 03:18 PM ET
As spring arrives — albeit slowly — East Coasters are saying goodbye a to an especially punishing winter. Those feeling sentimental can relive the endless series of snowstorms and fiendishly cold weather in a new time-lapse video from NASA.
27 March 2014, 02:37 PM ET
Mudslides can happen in any state in the U.S., but tend to be particularly common on the West Coast. We explore why that is.
27 March 2014, 02:22 PM ET
Six big glaciers in West Antarctica are flowing much faster than 40 years ago.
27 March 2014, 02:19 PM ET
A time-lapse video, stitched together with imagery from NOAA's GOES-East satellite, shows the movement of winter storms over the eastern United States from January 1 to March 24, 2014.
27 March 2014, 02:05 PM ET
When a tornado hits, preparation plays a big role in you chances of survival.
27 March 2014, 10:20 AM ET
An earthquake is not to blame for the deadly landslide that struck Washington State on Saturday (March 22), U.S. officials say. There were no earthquakes recorded at the time the rain-soaked hillside in Oso, Wash., collapsed.
27 March 2014, 10:11 AM ET
This wallpaper shows the stunning Acadia National Park in Maine. People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park.
27 March 2014, 09:27 AM ET
Magnitude 9.2: The 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake is a short video relating how the largest quake in U.S. history had profound and lasting impacts on our lives.
27 March 2014, 08:33 AM ET
The geologic discoveries from the 1964 Alaska earthquake transformed how we understand the Earth.
27 March 2014, 08:28 AM ET
Some of the interesting facts and figures about the historic 1964 Great Alaska earthquake.
26 March 2014, 02:20 PM ET
On March 22, 2014, a deadly landslide struck in Washington State, about 50 miles north of Seattle on the banks of the Stillaguamish River.
26 March 2014, 01:22 PM ET
In addition to foul weather, administrative bungling and the vastness of the search area, the search for MH 370 has been compounded by one other factor: the incredible amount of garbage already floating in the search area — and in oceans worldwide.
26 March 2014, 12:26 PM ET
The scar of the deadly landslide that devastated a small community near Oso, Wash., over the weekend can be seen from space.
26 March 2014, 09:26 AM ET
Even a relatively small regional nuclear war could trigger global cooling, damage the ozone layer and cause droughts for more than a decade, researchers say.
25 March 2014, 04:45 PM ET
Air pollution exposure contributes to one in eight deaths around the globe, according to estimates released Tuesday (March 25) by the WHO. More than doubling previous guesses, the new report says air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012/
25 March 2014, 01:36 PM ET
A loophole in the Clean Water Act may soon, finally, close.
25 March 2014, 06:00 AM ET
Through an artist's eye, scientists are tracking the climate swings caused by volcanic eruptions.
24 March 2014, 07:25 PM ET
The world has moved on since the 1986 nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl, but at the heavily contaminated site, things haven't changed very much.
24 March 2014, 05:15 PM ET
Dinosaurs that roamed the Earth 250 million years ago had five times more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than we have today
24 March 2014, 03:27 PM ET
You might be surprised at how frequently earthquakes occur.
24 March 2014, 02:01 PM ET
March continues to be much colder than average for Americans living in the path of the wonky polar vortex. Record low temperatures were set overnight across the northern Great Plains and the North Atlantic regions
24 March 2014, 12:06 PM ET
Monday (March 24) marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, which spewed 11 million gallons (40 million liters) of crude oil into Alaska's Prince William Sound. Live Science brings you five facts about the historic spill.
24 March 2014, 11:59 AM ET
The International Space Station is now equipped with a new instrument that will help study lightning strikes in detail.
24 March 2014, 11:12 AM ET
Iron-rich dust from New Zealand may have lowered global temperatures during the last ice age.
24 March 2014, 09:36 AM ET
The Exxon Valdez tanker ran aground on Bligh Reef in Alaska on March 24, 1989, releasing nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound. It was the worst oil spill in U.S. history until the 2011 Deepwater Horizon spill.
23 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Continents grow like onions, with rings of younger rocks added layer by layer to an ancient landmass. A new model seeks to explain how subduction zones sweep in this new crust and then recover from the collision.