Monday, February 27, 2017

NASA Releases its Zika Virus Forecast Map

NASA has created a map to better target the future spread of the deadliest animal on the planet, the female Aedes aegypti mosquito. The map shows the...

Coral Reef Discovered At Mouth Of Amazon River

Scientists have discovered a huge 3,600 sq mile (9,300 sq km) coral reef system below the muddy waters off the mouth of the Amazon river. The...

Cities from 250 miles above

Tim Kopra is the current commander of the International Space Station. During his time aboard the station he has been busy posting stunning images to...

China plans to start using Arctic shipping route

China plans to start using the Arctic sea, a route opened up by global warming, for its shipping to decrease travel time from the Atlantic...

California has nation’s dirtiest air

According to the American Lung Association’s (ALA) 2016 State of the Air report, California has nation's dirtiest air. Six of the 10 worst US cities for short-term...
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Drone reveals Japan earthquake damage

Drone footage reveals the full extent of 7.3-magnitude earthquake that struck southern Japan. The earthquake was centered about 1 kilometer (0.5 mile) southwest of Kumamoto. The...

7.8 earthquake strikes Ecuador

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit the coast of Ecuador at a depth of 19.2 kilometers (11.9 miles). The quake was reported at 4:58 p.m. Pacific time, 17...

Paris climate deal two years ahead of schedule

The Paris climate change pact agreed last December could come into force two years earlier than the originally planned date of 2020. On April 22...

Greenland’s ice sheet has started its summer melt earlier than ever before

Greenland's massive ice sheet has started its annual summer melt earlier than ever before. Researchers at the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) first thought their models...

UPDATED – Deadly Earthquake shakes Japan

At least nine people died and more than 800 injured when an 6.2 earthquake shook southwestern late Thursday. The quake struck at a depth of...

March sets ‘stunning’ warmth record

Data from the Japan Meteorological Agency shows that March 2016 was the warmest March since 1891, making it Earth's 11th consecutive month to set a...
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Massive Crab Swarm Discovered Off Panama Coast

Scientists have discovered a massive swarm of crabs off the coast of Panama, the like of which has never been seen before. A research team...

There are 700 more tigers today than there were in 2010

The world's count of wild tigers has gone up for the first time in more than a century. According to the most recent data, around...

Green Sea Turtles reclassified as threatened

Green sea turtle populations in Florida and Mexico have been reclassified from endangered to threatened. This is a positive step forward and showcases successful conservation efforts. Under the...

The world’s largest primate population is collapsing

The Grauer gorilla - the largest of the four gorilla subspecies - is experiencing a collapse in their population because of the civil war in the Democratic...

NASA captures a forming Tropical Cyclone

NASA's Terra satellite has captured Tropical Cyclone 17S forming in the Southern Indian Ocean late March 28. Using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard, the image...

Arctic Sea Ice Hits New Winter Low

Arctic sea ice has hit a new record low at 5.607 million square miles cover, about 5,000 square miles less than the previous record...

Alaska volcanic eruption sends ash 20,000 feet in the air

A volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands has erupted, sending ash 20,000 feet into the air. The U.S. Geological Survey says the Pavlof Volcano, which is...
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Incredible footage shows pod of playful humpbacks off the coast of Hawaii

Incredible drone footage filmed off the coast of Hawaii has provided an insight into how humpback whales play and interact. The whales are filmed twisting,...

‘Apocalyptic’ looking storm cancels Baseball game in Florida

Stunning images show an 'apocalyptic' looking storm over Kissimmee, FL that canceled a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros. The Braves and...

Japanese fleet returns to Antarctic, kills 333 whales

Japan's whaling fleet has returned from its first hunt in two years with a haul of 333 Minke whales, including many pregnant females. Japan states that it's whale hunt is...

Great Barrier Reef experiencing the worst bleaching in 15 years

Australian scientists managing the Great Barrier Reef have sounded the alarm that the World Heritage site is experiencing the worst coral bleaching in 15 years. Coral...

Mexico City bans many cars in smog alert

Government authorities in Mexico City, which is home to over 20 million people, have ordered hundreds of thousands of cars off the roads and...

February breaks global temperature records

The global temperature in February smashed a 136 year record by a “stunning” margin, becoming the the warmest February ever recorded. The temperature rose an...

A 30-Mile-Long Ice Shelf Is About to Break Away From Antarctica

A floating ice shelf attached to the coast of Antarctica appears ready to break away, raising concerns that it will form an iceberg over...

Biologists captured rare footage of an albino whale

Marine biologists from the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) have captured footage of a rare albino gray whale off Mexico's Pacific coast. The giant...

7.9 Earthquake Hits Off Indonesia

A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Indonesia. The quake was centered about 500 miles southwest of Indonesia's Sumatra island in the...

MIT Scientist: Sea sponges were the first animals on Earth

According to researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the first animal to appear on Earth was probably the sea sponge. The researchers discovered molecular...

Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years

Sea levels rose faster in the past century than during the previous 2,800 years due to man-made global warming. “We can say with 95 percent probability that...

4 billion people live in extreme water scarcity

Two-thirds of the world’s population, or four billion people, face severe water shortages, according to Dr. Arjen Y. Hoekstra, a professor of water management at...