Scientists successfully test an unmanned underwater vehicle beneath Antarctic sea ice.
Earth & Environment
The "third rock from the Sun"—Earth. With an orbit neither too close nor too far from the Sun, it occupies a unique position in the Solar System. It's the only planet known to man with the right conditions for the origin and evolution of life. During Earth's 4.5 billion-year history, a combination of processes has transformed it into a watery blue, living planet. The Earth's ecosystems involve complex interactions between the biological (living) and physical (non-living) worlds. Scientific research helps us comprehend our effects on the environment and how the environment in turn responds to impacts of our activities.
Local climatic changes impact algae living inside the sea ice, which may drastically affect near shore arctic marine food webs
Thin sheets of ice push rocks across the desert when conditions are just right
This video shows the relationship between a parasitic plant, dodder, and two host plants, Arabidopsis and tomatoes.
The mission of C-DEBI is to explore life beneath the seafloor and make transformative discoveries that advance science, benefit society, and inspire people of all ages and origins.
In this video, University of Florida professor Tim Martin explains his work in the woods.
Jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico help researchers identify environmental changes in the water. Dr. Monty Graham at the University of Southern Mississippi studies these massive jellyfish swarms that can stretch for many, many miles.
Scientists are reconstructing the climate history to gauge the potential contribution to sea level rise
Over a period of five months following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, bacteria consumed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico.
Marine microbes are potential sources of disease treatments
Fire ants are on the move across the Americas.
A University at Buffalo-led research team reports that prehistoric glaciers reacted rapidly to a brief cold snap, providing a rare glimpse of glaciers' response to past climate change.
A look at some of the exciting scientific and technological advancements being made in Earth and space science to ensure public safety and economic security in the face of natural disasters.
Pacific corals and fish can both smell a bad neighborhood, and use that ability to avoid settling in damaged reefs.
Local weather forecast warnings about unhealthy air could become much more common around the country
Jellyfish swarms and environmental change
Hear from Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Éxperiment (FRAPPÉ) principal investigators Frank Flocke and Gabriele Pfister as they share the what, why, and how of this field campaign that took place in Colorado.
Rare find of sauropod dinosaur skeleton from Africa
Long Term Ecological Research site provides important clues for protecting & managing estuaries
Researchers uncover immense, remarkably complete dinosaur skeleton