A simulated red dye tracer released from the Beaufort Gyre in the Artic Ocean (center top) shows freshwater transport through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, along Baffin Island to the western Labrador Sea, off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, where it reduces surface salinity. At the lower left is Newfoundland […]

Credit: Shutterstock/Tracey McNamara When two West Coast rivers flooded on the same day in 2019, the Waiho tore down a bridge and cut off local communities for 18 days, and the Fox eroded a landfill, exposing 135 tons of rubbish that contaminated beaches more than 100km away. A flood on the Rangitata River […]

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A vast redwood forest located 80 miles north of San Francisco and sprawling nearly as large as Big Basin Redwoods State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains has received permanent protection under a deal between a Bay Area environmental group and the property’s longtime owners. Under […]

Sampling an iceberg during the Powell 2020 research expedition close to the “Juan Carlos I” Spanish Antarctic Base/José Abel Flores. Credit: University of Granada Antarctic iceberg melt could hold the key to the activation of a series of mechanisms that cause the Earth to suffer prolonged periods of global cooling, […]

At some point in the future, Anak Krakatoa will erupt again, generating more tsunamis (Credit: The Wild Eyed/Shutterstock) The August 1883 eruption of Krakatoa was one of the deadliest volcanic explosions in modern history. The volcano, found in the middle of the Sunda Strait in between two of Indonesia’s largest […]