Previously unrecognized structural lines deep in the earth appear to signal the locations of giant deposits of copper, lead, zinc and other vital metals near the surface.
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A new study finds that ocean absorption of CO2 rises and falls along with human activity and natural phenomena. The findings are important for understanding how much the oceans will offset future climate change.
The project will boost newsroom capacity to go beyond reporting on disasters after they strike, to envision preventative and adaptive solutions.
A new study has identified thousands of incidents of previously rare or unprecedented extreme heat/humidity combinations in parts of Asia, Africa, Australia, South America and North America, including in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.
Widely considered a screen against contamination, clay layers may actually enhance arsenic leakage into some aquifers, study finds.
Driven by changing climate, a uniquely resilient organism is taking over the Arabian Sea, disrupting food chains, fisheries, oil refineries and water desalination plants.
Scientists say a long-feared megadrought, worse than anything in recorded history, seems to be starting up in southwestern North America.
Study identifies unprecedented atmospheric conditions behind devastating summer; suggests climate models may greatly underestimate future melting.
New GPS data show birds adjust to shifting snow conditions as climate warms
The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil, according to new research.