Planet Earth Archive
10 February 2016, 05:54 PM ET
Last year was the worst year on record for unprovoked shark attacks on humans, though the total number of attacks was still miniscule relative to other causes of death.
10 February 2016, 01:08 PM ET
A powerful greenhouse effect can destroy a planet's chances of hosting life, a new study suggests.
10 February 2016, 11:57 AM ET
Actor Robert Redford is throwing America's national parks a stunning 100th birthday party, with the premier of the new IMAX "National Parks Adventure," opening Friday (Feb. 12).
10 February 2016, 11:55 AM ET
Get a riveting tour of 30 of the country's national parks in the new IMAX film "National Parks Adventure," which opens Friday (Feb. 12).
09 February 2016, 02:20 PM ET
Experience the breathtaking views of Yellowstone, Glacier, Yosemite and more in the new film that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
09 February 2016, 01:47 PM ET
Here’s a look at photos of a gaping crack that opened up in a Michigan forest in 2010, accompanied by a deep boom and the resulting uprooted or leaning trees.
09 February 2016, 12:18 PM ET
Strange and sudden earth movement that caused a gaping gash and a deep booming sound in a Michigan forest is being explained as a "pop-up" in the bedrock.
09 February 2016, 09:29 AM ET
A new plan to dry out the American side of Niagara Falls to perform much-needed bridge repair could also yield geology insights, new research suggests.
09 February 2016, 06:56 AM ET
There are many ways to go, but what are the odds, really?
08 February 2016, 06:03 PM ET
The moon illuminates the Mediterranean Sea in unusual ways in a photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station.
05 February 2016, 01:23 PM ET
Trees made of hard and soft wood, or of hefty or slender cross-section, all tend to break at roughly the same wind speed, and a new study explains why.
04 February 2016, 07:51 AM ET
The fault that lies beneath the Himalayas is kinked, with a subterranean ramp that grows the mountains in between major earthquakes, new research finds.
03 February 2016, 04:49 PM ET
It's now possible to scale the brilliant, snowcapped peaks of Mont Blanc, one of Europe's tallest mountains, from the comfort of your couch.
02 February 2016, 07:02 PM ET
North American brown snakes are nonvenomous, unlike the Australian variety, which is among the most venomous in the world.
02 February 2016, 05:25 PM ET
Winter storm Jonas brought with it record-breaking amounts of snow and winds when it plowed through the northeastern and mid-Atlantic United States in late January. Now, scientists at NASA have created a map showing the direction and speeds of the gusts.
02 February 2016, 02:58 PM ET
To prevent another Dust Bowl, don't plant the wrong seeds.
02 February 2016, 12:14 PM ET
The global managing director for public policy at The Nature Conservancy, Lynn Scarlett served at Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2006 and currently chairs the Science Advisory Board of NOAA.
01 February 2016, 01:10 PM ET
The Earth is getting hotter, people are causing it.
29 January 2016, 03:27 PM ET
Plate tectonics may have already been operating when Earth was just a baby, a chemical analysis of 3.5-billion-year-old diamonds reveals.
29 January 2016, 02:09 PM ET
Aerial drones are seemingly everywhere these days. Even in the most remote places on Earth, scientists are testing the limits of what these robotic devices can do.
29 January 2016, 02:02 PM ET
The world is warming, and people are causing it, despite the opinions of Patrick Michaels.
29 January 2016, 01:45 PM ET
Drones face a new set of challenges as scientists deploy the remote flying vehicles to create maps of sea ice in some of the most remote locations on Earth.
28 January 2016, 07:16 PM ET
Love it when things go ka-blooey? Be sure you add a lot of heat.
28 January 2016, 03:20 PM ET
A massive winter storm that slammed the U.S. East Coast last weekend dumped so much white stuff on the ground that the extensive snow cover was clearly visible from space.
28 January 2016, 10:50 AM ET
Tasmania's rainforest is burning up in the wake of its most severe two-year drought on record.
27 January 2016, 03:08 PM ET
A throwdown between a rapper and an astrophysicist centers on whether the Earth is a sphere, a scientific question that was supposedly settled in the third century B.C. Here's how we know it's a sphere.
26 January 2016, 01:03 PM ET
Mother Nature can't take the blame for the recent string of record-breaking heat waves, a new study finds.
26 January 2016, 10:56 AM ET
The newly proposed "Planet Nine" probably could not have triggered the comet impacts that some researchers think may be responsible for many of Earth's mass extinction events over the eons, astronomers say.
26 January 2016, 06:53 AM ET
Despite the advent of new communications and support technology, going it alone in Antarctica is still an incredibly dangerous risk, one expert says.
25 January 2016, 07:49 AM ET
A new study found that Venus flytraps track the touches of their prey, holding back after first contact to make sure that there's definitely something tasty to nab.
25 January 2016, 05:00 AM ET
The odds of year-on-year record warming is 1 in 1,500 — can this really just be chance?
22 January 2016, 05:07 PM ET
Can a full moon make a winter storm even worse? Yes, scientists say. Here's how.
22 January 2016, 04:13 PM ET
Eyes on the ground and above are capturing the immense size and intensity of the winter storm that is currently walloping the Eastern U.S. Here's a look at those images.
21 January 2016, 04:42 PM ET
Global average temperatures in 2015 broke records, but a strong El Niño was only part of the story.
21 January 2016, 02:23 PM ET
A satellite image shows a developing winter storm moving east toward the mid-Atlantic states.
21 January 2016, 01:22 PM ET
Lying among beetle specimens in museum collections across Australia was a treasure trove of unidentified weevils. Most had been collected almost 30 years ago and remained unnamed until scientists started cataloging them and stumbled across 24 new species.