High tide and storm surges can contribute to rapid rises in sea level along the shore (rise in sea water caused by the wind of a storm and which can flood coastal land). Considering...Read More
Is it possible that the Sahara Desert formerly had vegetation?
The Sahara Desert is one of Africa’s most well-known features. They say it’s the hottest spot in the planet. Empty and dusted with sand. Who would have believed that the Sahara Desert was once...Read More
A glass of rainwater, anyone? Fluorine chemicals are falling like rain, so forget it
There is no such thing as a “virgin” location when it comes to rainwater; it is always contaminated. Substances containing fluorine fall as rain in Tibet and as snow in Antarctica. Researchers at Stockholm...Read More
If all the ice on Earth melted, what would happen?
The world as we know it would end if all the ice on Earth melted. A large portion of North America and Europe, however, would vanish entirely. The whole ice melt may cause a...Read More
The dinosaur-killing asteroid has a companion?
The asteroid that hit the Gulf of Mexico and wiped out the dinosaurs had a companion? Did a second meteorite land that day? Off West Africa, scientists uncovered a 9-km crater generated around the...Read More
Unexpected alteration in Earth’s core
Virginia Tech geoscientist Ying Zhou found alterations in the Earth’s outer core. Zhou’s finding was aided by two 20-year-old earthquakes. First, the scientist compared the seismic measurements and found discrepancies. These differences meant metal...Read More
One-fifth of reptile species are endangered
We know over 10,000 reptile species on Earth. A new analysis on the reptiles’ prospects is gloomy. More than 21% of reptile species are endangered. Crocodiles and snakes are unpopular. Reptiles contribute to our...Read More
Antarctica, where a weak ocean current poses a danger to the ice
A minor ocean circulation that is often ignored by forecasting models due to its modest size might be responsible for the melting of Antarctic ice shelf 20% to 40% quicker than projected. Specifically, the...Read More