Thousands of years before Biblical times, during a period when temperatures were unusually high, the lands around the Dead Sea now occupied by Israel, Jordan and surrounding nations suffered megadroughts far worse than any recorded by humans. Warming climate now threatens to return such conditions to this already hard-pressed region.
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During a conference at Columbia University, scientists pinpointed areas where advances in fire prediction can be made within the next decade.
With the Rosetta-Ice team delayed in New Zealand, let’s take a minute to discuss why Antarctica’s weather is so forbidding.
A video reveals mature jellyfish under the Arctic sea ice, where they aren’t supposed to be.
In October 2012, Sandy devastated large swaths of the city with floods and fire. How well have we recovered? And will we be ready for the next big storm?
We have embarked! Our third Antarctic field season is underway, putting us only 18 flights away from completing our mission to map the Ross Ice Shelf, the largest ice shelf in Antarctica.
The Corinth rift is one of the most seismically active areas in Europe. Starting this month, researchers will drill into the rift to discover its past and future.
Despite recent media reports, there’s no imminent threat, says Columbia geologist Einat Lev.
A new report explores how advances in climate science can inform near-term investments in the global economy.
Through interactive exhibits, games, goo, and a few explosions, people of all ages learned about geology, earth science, and climate change.