Earth Science

Climate change may spell hotter summers for southern Europe

Sep 27, 2017

Researchers say the likelihood of scorching summer temperatures in southern Europe is increasing because of man-made climate change

US, Mexico expand pact on managing overused Colorado River

Sep 26, 2017

The U.S. and Mexico have agreed to expand a far-reaching conservation agreement that governs how they manage the overused Colorado River, which supplies water to millions of people and farms in both nations

The Latest: After quakes, Mexico volcano spews vapor and ash

Sep 23, 2017

The Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City has spewed a cloud of vapor with some ash about a mile (2 kilometers) into the air, but experts said it was not related to the quakes

Billionaire gives $30M to Univ. of Arizona for Biosphere 2

Sep 21, 2017

Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility

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

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