The Northwest Pacific region of the US is susceptible to devastating earthquakes and tsunamis because of its location along the Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ), a convergent plate boundary that extends from northern Vancouver Island to northern California, a new study reported.
The Earth’s slowing rotation may cause a significant increase in frequency of large earthquakes in 2018.
Gleadovia konyakianorum discovered in India’s Nagaland is a root parasite that grows up to 10 cm in height, and bears white, tubular flowers
NASA has released a glorious new 20-year time lapse video loop revealing the Earth as a living, ‘breathing’ entity, as cyclic meteorological events coupled with increasingly warm temperatures detail how our planet is rapidly evolving.
The world’s largest investment fund is on the brink of dumping its petrochemical assets.
The five-meter-long carcass of a sea creature was found on the Bering Island buried under a thin layer of pebble and sand, REN TV has reported.
Speaking from South Dakota, Allison Renville of Dakotas for America told Sputnik Radio Friday that it’s unclear what resources are available to clean up Thursday’s monstrous oil spill and whether it’s even possible to prevent the mess from causing irreversible damage.
A streak of light that lit up the Phoenix night sky was caught on camera around 8:30 p.m. local time Tuesday night, and observers quickly took to Twitter to speculate about aliens or as for “rational” explanations.
Ferdinand the albino moose, who has become a global celebrity, is no longer at risk of being put down, as Sweden has changed its mind on killing the iconic beast for exhibiting aggressive behavior.
Over 15,000 scientists from 184 countries have signed a "Warning to Humanity" about the dangers of environmental damage that is being wreaked on the planet.
The remains of a tiny animal found on a river bank in Russia appeared to be an eight-week-old kitten from an extinct species of lion dating back to the Ice Age.
People around the world were treated to a spectacular sight with the chance to see two planets through the naked eye.
The asteroid impact which killed the dinosaurs would not have had the same devastating impact had it landed elsewhere on Earth, according to a new study which compares the probability of extinction at different possible sites of an asteroid strike.
The sea creature who was already swimming in the seas when dinosaurs walked the Earth has over 300 teeth that are sharp as razor, and is regarded as the prototype of monsters which haunted sailor’s nightmares in the past.
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has been exasperated by Norway's decision to shoot dozens of wolves, a step local authorities defend as absolutely necessary and fully proportionate.
The number of Australia’s loveable koalas has dropped dramatically over the past 20 years in a decline environmentalists blame on the loss of the animal’s natural habitat.
There are some red-hot rocks sitting beneath the ice and producing almost as much heat as the Yellowstone supervolcano and melting part of Antarctica from the inside out. This could explain why the ice shield is so unstable today, and why it collapsed so quickly at the end of the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago.
NASA has retracted a scientific report about the deadly damage long spaceflights may pose to an astronaut’s health, the Retraction Watch weblog has reported.
Exploration works prior to the construction of an international maritime power cable have unintentionally located dozens of shipwrecks from various eras resting at the bottom of Norway's second-longest fjord.
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