Earth Science

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Sep 20, 2017

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab have tested new bridge designs with innovative connectors to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction following major quake damage

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

Sep 20, 2017

Seismologists say Mexico City's dry lake bed of soft soil made the earthquake shaking worse

Leonardo DiCaprio foundation awards $20M in eco-grants

Sep 19, 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio's eco-focused foundation announces $20 million in fresh grants

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

Sep 18, 2017

Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been living in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January have emerged from isolation

Irma's damage a reminder of Florida economy's vulnerability

Sep 17, 2017

Irma a reminder of vulnerabilities for people moving to Florida and economy they've sustained

Mars research subjects to emerge after 8 months of isolation

Sep 15, 2017

After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat

Hoeven, industry want study of North Dakota oil potential

Sep 14, 2017

Oil drillers and U.S. Sen. John Hoeven want federal geologists to reevaluate the amount of recoverable crude in the state

Scientists: Future of oldest tree species on Earth in peril

Sep 14, 2017

Researchers say a type of tree famous for having the longest lifespan on Earth is losing a slow-motion race to the top of mountains across the Western United States

Massachusetts study: Climate change threatens birds

Sep 13, 2017

A new report warns that more than 40 percent of the most common breeding species of birds in Massachusetts are considered "highly vulnerable" to climate change

Irma spawns unusual storm surges on both Florida coasts

Sep 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma's devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm's girth, path and some geographic quirks

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