Planet Earth Archive
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.
23 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A new picture has emerged of the rise of oxygen on Earth. A growing body of data suggests the earliest photosynthesis evolved 600 million years before the Great Oxidation Event.
21 March 2014, 11:41 PM ET
Recycling is more than an environmental boost — it's a major source of jobs.
21 March 2014, 10:02 PM ET
These two models show the margins of continents incorporating new material as one plate drives into another. (looped)
21 March 2014, 08:29 PM ET
Sure, your clock is keeping time — but to what?
21 March 2014, 04:26 PM ET
Scientists say they've generated the longest genome sequence to date, unraveling the genetic code of the loblolly pine tree, which is seven times longer than the human genome.
21 March 2014, 12:23 PM ET
The leaders of the NRDC spoke about their plan to combat carbon emissions and other pollution at power plants, which focuses on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
20 March 2014, 08:25 PM ET
Clean energy improvements underway in states across the U.S. are showing that national limits on carbon pollution from power plants could save billions of dollars and thousands of lives.
20 March 2014, 03:29 PM ET
Never understood the International Date Line? This informative animation shows how the IDL works.
20 March 2014, 03:05 PM ET
The White House launched a new effort Wednesday to make climate data more accessible to the public.
20 March 2014, 02:57 PM ET
Most of the United States will suffer colder than average temperatures this spring, and drought will continue in the West.
20 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
An exquisitely preserved, 180-million-year-old fossil fern has been unearthed in Sweden, and an analysis of its subcellular parts reveal not much has changed for the plant since then.
20 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
An exquisitely preserved, 180-million-year-old fossil fern has been unearthed in Sweden, and an analysis of its subcellular parts reveal not much has changed for the plant since then.
20 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Results from ice age sediments deal a blow to geoengineering schemes, which seek to slow global warming with iron fertilization.
20 March 2014, 01:32 PM ET
This wallpaper shows Death Valley National Park in California and Nevada. It is superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, water-fluted canyons and three million acres of stone wilderness.
20 March 2014, 12:53 PM ET
Pristine Amazon forests pull in more carbon dioxide than they put back into the atmosphere, a new study finds.
20 March 2014, 10:02 AM ET
The hardest part about turning agricultural waste into biofuels is finding a cheap, efficient way to break down the cellulose in plant cells, and scientists at Mississippi State University have found a bacteria in Panda poop that does just that.
20 March 2014, 03:58 AM ET
By volunteering as a citizen scientist, you can directly affect studies with global impact.
19 March 2014, 04:33 PM ET
Levels of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere this year have already surpassed a troublesome record set in May 2013.
19 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The twilight zone plays a prominent role in transferring the atmosphere's excess carbon dioxide (from fossil fuel burning) into deep ocean storage. Now, the scientists think they can finally balance the twilight zone's carbon checkbook.
19 March 2014, 12:16 PM ET
Two new species of bright-yellow poppies have been discovered in the U.S.
19 March 2014, 11:16 AM ET
The sun sets behind BICEP2 (in the foreground) and the South Pole Telescope (in the background) in this stunning space wallpaper.
19 March 2014, 01:21 AM ET
Petascale supercomputers are visualizing some of the most primitive processes from the universe.