Earth news stories
The full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur on Jan. 10 at 2:21 p.m. EST (1921 GMT), and it will coincide with a lunar eclipse for skywatchers in much of the world.
New research suggests the ocean current that delivers warm water to Europe has a one-in-six chance of halting temporarily over the next hundred years, potentially resulting in freezing temperatures.
The catastrophic bushfires raging across much of Australia have not only taken a huge human and economic toll, but also delivered heavy blows to biodiversity and ecosystem function.
The fact that Earth’s oceans had to stay liquid for billions of years in order for life to survive—the planet’s temperature had to be not too hot and not too cold but just right— scientists christened it the first “Goldilocks planet.”
New 96-million-year old turtles from Texas connect North America with Asia and the Southern Hemisphere, suggesting vast intercontinental migrations during this time.
The regrowth of Amazonian forests following deforestation can happen much slower than previously thought, a new study shows.
For the first time in four years, that event falls on 22 December this year, and also ushers in the beginning of astronomical winter.
The Ursids (sometimes also referred to as the Umids) are so named because they appear to fan out from the vicinity of the bright orange star Kochab in the constellation of Ursa Minor, the little bear.
Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest forest in an abandoned quarry near Cairo, New York. The 385-million-year-old rocks contain the fossilized woody roots of dozens of ancient trees.
Even before the Chicxulub asteroid hit Earth 66 million years ago, dinosaurs and other life forms were dealing with toxic mercury levels, a new study suggests.
The deepest point on continental Earth has been identified in East Antarctica, under Denman Glacier.
Scientists have blamed the demise of several ancient civilisations on a ‘meteor hurricane’ caused by a dying comet.
The full moon of December, called the Full Cold Moon, will arrive overnight tonight just after midnight EST on Thursday, Dec. 12, and as it rises it will be joined in the sky by the planets Venus and Saturn.
Analysis finds that the Earth’s magnetic field arose at least 3.7 billion years ago. This pushes back the time of the magnetic field’s birth to about 200 million years earlier than the commonly accepted estimate.
High in the Canadian Arctic on Baffin Island, beneath 10 meters of water and many more of mud, sits a refrigerated archive of Earth’s past life.
An extended bout of warm wet weather 232 million years ago may have profoundly altered life on Earth.