Planet Earth Archive
18 March 2014, 04:38 PM ET
Colorado River View, Google's latest off-road foray using Street View cameras, takes users through the Grand Canyon on a whitewater raft. Conservationists hope the effort will raise awareness of this overstretched river.
18 March 2014, 04:21 PM ET
Launched March 13, Colorado River View lets users "raft" the Grand Canyon and visit popular sites along the way.
18 March 2014, 04:19 PM ET
Hekla volcano, one of Iceland's most active volcanoes, could be close to erupting, a University of Iceland geoscientist claims.
18 March 2014, 04:19 PM ET
Google Maps now includes Colorado River View, allowing users to navigate through the Grand Canyon as if by whitewater raft.
18 March 2014, 12:31 PM ET
Instead of wearing green for St. Patrick's Day, the Mid-Atlantic wore a coat of white snow. A late winter snowstorm brought between 6 and 12 inches of snow to areas spanning from Baltimore, Md. to Richmond, Va.
18 March 2014, 12:17 PM ET
Scientists have launched a new effort to engage the public in the threats of climate change to try to compel people to debate what should be done about climate change rather than whether or not climate change is happening.
18 March 2014, 12:05 PM ET
Researchers have shown that a new group of organisms can produce vitamin B12 in the ocean.
18 March 2014, 11:34 AM ET
This animation of NOAA's GOES satellite data shows the progression of another major winter storm over the U.S. Mid-Atlantic on March 16 and 17.
17 March 2014, 03:00 PM ET
It turns out that relying on the first flowers of spring may lead researchers to underestimate the full impact of climate change.
17 March 2014, 12:49 PM ET
The Dasht-e Lut salt desert in southeast Iran is captured in this stunning space wallpaper. The desert is often called the ‘hottest place on Earth’ as satellites measured record surface temperatures there for several years.
17 March 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Moss frozen on an Antarctic island for more than 1,500 years was brought back to life in a British laboratory, researchers report.
17 March 2014, 10:58 AM ET
Along Australia's Great Ocean Road, one can see otherworldly forests, the roiling Southern Ocean and Land Down Under's unique wildlife, from koalas to kangaroos.
17 March 2014, 10:17 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.4 struck this morning in west Los Angeles, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
17 March 2014, 09:40 AM ET
Here is everything you ever wanted to know about tornadoes.
17 March 2014, 09:22 AM ET
Goat testicles, earthworms, python and jellyfish were served here at the Waldorf Astoria Saturday night. But that wasn't out of the ordinary. The Explorers Club Annual Dinner famously dares its attendees to be adventurous with their palettes.
16 March 2014, 05:23 PM ET
The cocktail hour at the 110th Explorers Club Annual Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria hotel featured exotic menu options, including alligator meat, goat testicles, jellyfish and worms. The adventurous hors d'oeuvres have become a staple of the glitzy gala.
16 March 2014, 02:02 PM ET
The last stable part of the Greenland Ice Sheet has started melting, a new study finds.
15 March 2014, 02:20 AM ET
A dispatch from the continent’s artist-in-residence.
15 March 2014, 02:05 AM ET
Guacamole, Coke and Nike clothes are all products feeling the heat of a changing climate.
15 March 2014, 01:39 AM ET
Sinkholes occur when the ground collapses gradually or suddenly due to dissolving bedrock, sometimes taking homes or cars with it.
14 March 2014, 11:21 AM ET
The biodiversity of the Sargasso Sea is now officially protected.
13 March 2014, 11:22 PM ET
Methane pollution coming from the United States is far worse than anyone has realized.
13 March 2014, 10:54 PM ET
More than 110,000 jobs could be created in California, alone, with its ramping up of recycling.
13 March 2014, 04:37 PM ET
The best place to feel an earthquake is in bed, according to a study of Italy's crowdsourced earthquake reports.
13 March 2014, 02:53 PM ET
Although most Americans believe global warming's effects will take hold during their lifetime, they don't expect these changes to pose a serious threat to their way of life, according to a new poll.
13 March 2014, 01:53 PM ET
The winter storms that lashed England with record floods in February were among an unusually high number of hurricane-force storms in the North Atlantic this winter, according to NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center.
13 March 2014, 09:10 AM ET
Global warming's crystal ball is clearing as climate models improve, and scientists now predict that some regions will see a month's less rain and snow by 2100.
12 March 2014, 04:37 PM ET
Invasive, plankton-slurping Asian carp are creeping up the Mississippi River. Ready-to-hatch eggs of the fish were discovered as far north as Lynxville, Wisc.
12 March 2014, 02:52 PM ET
Usually stormy weather in Britain this winter has apparently taken a toll on dolphins and porpoises. Carcasses of the marine mammals have been washing up on beaches in West Sussex, Dorset and Cornwall.
12 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A battered diamond that survived a trip from "hell" confirms a long-held theory: Earth's mantle holds an ocean's worth of water.
12 March 2014, 12:54 PM ET
NASA's IceBridge campaign returns to Greenland and the Arctic for its 2014 survey of glaciers and sea ice.
12 March 2014, 12:16 PM ET
This stunning wallpaper shows a decorated saguaro under a moonlit sky at Saguaro National Park in Arizona.