Monday, February 27, 2017

Incredible images show devastation of Italian avalanche

An avalanche in central Italy has buried a ski resort, leaving 30 people missing, amid rescue efforts to reach the four-star Hotel Rigopiano, close to...

A ice block about the size of Delaware is breaking off of Antarctica

The Larsen C iceberg, approximately the size of Delaware, has been separating from Antarctica for decades and appears to be hastening its departure. Larsen C...

Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths

Warming oceans and pollution have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The worst-affected area is a 400-mile area...

2016 will be hottest year ever on record

According to the United Nations weather agency, 2016 will be hottest year ever on record with global temperatures approximately 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels. "Another year. Another record,"...

Large Asteroid passing fairly close to Earth

A large Asteroid is going to pass fairly close to Earth later tonight. Fortunately, it's not going to hit us by about 310,000 miles. By comparison, the...

Space Station Flyover of Hurricane Matthew Over Florida

In this amazing photograph taken from the International Space Station, Hurricane Matthew's clouds can be seen extending across the state of Florida. Matthew battered the...

Earth is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years

A new study shows that the Earth is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its...

Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks To 2nd-Lowest Mark On Record

Arctic sea ice has melted by almost 1.6 million square miles this year, tying 2007 for the 2nd lowest level on record. Sea ice extent...

Most Humpback Whales Off Endangered List

Federal authorities have removed most populations of humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect...

Tropical Storm Hermine Intensifies – Updated

Tropical Storm Hermine grew stronger in the overnight hours while continuing on a path to Florida's Gulf Coast area late Thursday or early Friday...

6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck central Italy

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck central Italy early Wednesday. The quake was followed by a second, 5.5-magnitude temblor, both near the town in Norcia in the...

This tree is one of the oldest in Europe

Scientists believe they have discovered one of  Europe’s oldest living tree – which started growing around the year 941. The Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii), which...

Smoke rises from Fires in Portugal

Several fires continue raging on Portugal's mainland and on Portugal's Madeira Island. Smoke from several of those large mainland fires were seen blowing over the...

Tropical Storm Earl Forms in Caribbean Sea – Updated

Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the Caribbean Sea just south of Cuba and is forecast to move west over the next couple of days. NOAA's National...

Climate change heighten risk of global conflict

Heat waves, droughts and other climate driven disasters enhance the risk of war and conflict in ethnically-diverse countries, according to a new study. "Devastating climate-related natural...

2016 Continues to Break Climate Records

The six-month period from January to June 2016 has been the planet's warmest half-year ever on record. Temperatures were on average 1.3 degrees Celsius (2.4...

India Has Planted Nearly 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours

More than 800,000 people contributed to a world record attempt by planting 49.3 million trees in 24 hours. Students, government officials, and volunteers gathered in India’s...

NASA Captures Moon Crossing The Earth

NASA's camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite has captured an amazing view of the moon as it moved in front of...

USGS issues alert for Alaska’s Pavlof volcano

According to scientists with the United States Geological Survey, Alaska's Pavlof volcano may erupt very soon and have raised it's alert level. The volcano is located on...

Huge helium reserve discovered in Tanzania

Researchers in the United Kingdom and Norway have discovered a huge new helium field located in Tanzania’s East African Rift Valley. The rift valley is a...

Full moon in waning sunlight from the ISS

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams currently on the International Space Station captured an incredible photo of the full moon just above the horizon as the...

Summer Solstice 2016

The North Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun. Today is the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Northern...

Small asteroid is Earth’s companion

There is a newly discovered asteroid called 2016 HO3 that because of it's orbit, never strays too far from Earth. Scientists are calling it a "quasi-satellite" of...

Singapore destroys 8 tonnes of illegal ivory

Singapore authorities on Monday crushed and burnt almost eight tonnes of illegal elephant ivory confiscated over a period of two years. Over 2,700 elephant tusks...

This years dead zone on the Gulf of Mexico could be the size of...

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted that this year’s Gulf of Mexico dead zone will be around 5,898 square miles, approximately the...

Sea ice in the Arctic is continuing to drop this year

Sea ice in the Arctic is continuing to drop significantly this year, with measurements in May reaching an all-time low. According to the National Snow...

NASA Satellite Sees Tropical Storm Colin Affecting Florida

NASA's Aqua satellite captured this incredible image of Tropical Storm Colin in the southern Gulf of Mexico on June 5. The image revealed the...

BP to pay $175 million to settle claims it lied about the size of...

BP has agreed to pay $175 million to settle claims by U.S. investors that its managers lied about the size of the 2010 Gulf of...

U.S. Bans Trade of African Elephant Ivory

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service announced a near-total ban of items containing African elephant ivory within the U.S. Under current guidelines, ivory can be...

A Third Of Coral Is Dead In The Great Barrier Reef’s North

Coral bleaching has destroyed 35 percent of the northern Great Barrier Reef and it's unlikely to recover fully as ocean temperatures continue to rise. The news...