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The mystery of how Pluto got a giant heart-shaped feature on its surface has finally been solved by an international team of astrophysicists led by the University of Bern and members of the National Center of...
The explosion of the underwater volcano Kolumbo in the Aegean Sea in 1650 triggered a destructive tsunami that was described by historical eye witnesses. A group of researchers led by Dr Jens Karstens from the GEOMAR...

‘Potentially catastrophic’ Hurricane Otis hits Mexico

A major Category 5 hurricane made landfall near Mexico's Pacific beach resort of Acapulco early Wednesday, threatening to wreak "catastrophic" damage, the US National...

New study reveals the influence of natural climate drivers on extreme monsoons in Pakistan

A new study by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory looks at some of the influences that could be driving...

Lethal climate change millions of years ago was due to volcanic eruptions, scientists conclude

Climate change that has occurred over the past 260 million years and brought about mass extinctions of life during these periods was due to...

Hong Kong flooded by heaviest rainfall in 140 years

Hong Kong was flooded by the heaviest rainfall in nearly 140 years on Friday, leaving the city's streets and some subway stations under water...

Paleolimnological study attributes Tibetan Empire collapse in 9th century to climate change

The Tibetan Empire was the world's highest elevation empire, sitting over 4,000m above sea level, and thrived during 618 to 877 CE. Home to...

On climate, most corporations more talk than action

The world's biggest and richest companies are failing to deliver on their climate pledges, according to an in-depth analysis released Monday that calls on...

Earth has lost one-fifth of its wetlands since 1700—but most could still be saved

Like so many of the planet's natural habitats, wetlands have been systematically destroyed over the past 300 years. Bogs, fens, marshes and swamps have...

A new supercomputer drought model projects dry times ahead for much of the nation, especially the Midwest

Midwesterners needn't bother choosing their poison: droughts or floods. They get a double dose of both. The region is experiencing what weather experts call a...

Why rivers matter for the global carbon cycle

In a new journal article, EPFL professor Tom Battin reviews our current understanding of carbon fluxes in the world's river networks. He demonstrates their...

What uncertainties remain in climate science?

The favored refrain of climate deniers and those who oppose climate policies is that "the science is not settled." To some degree, this is...

Ice loss from Northeastern Greenland significantly underestimated

Ice is continuously streaming off Greenland's melting glaciers at an accelerating rate, dramatically increasing global sea levels. New results published today in Nature indicate...

Earth’s warming hole not indication of abrupt climate change event, study finds

A new study from scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science suggests that the pattern of...

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