How do we know how severe a forest fire is going to be? Scientists have discovered that forest composition, ground cover and topography are the best predictors of forest fire severity in the Western U.S
It turns out that the mass extinction event that killed off the dinosaurs may have made the way for fish.
Stringing together meaningless sounds in order to create meaningful ones was once thought to be a human trait alone. Now, scientists have discovered that a species of bird, babbler birds, can also communicate this way.
The Fourth of July may not just be known for fireworks. It could also be known for increased levels of particulate matter. Scientists have found that as explosions light up night skies, air pollution may worsen.
Mercury pollution has increased drastically over the 20th century. Scientists have studied a 600-year-old ice core and have found that global mercury levels have increased in the atmosphere quickly in the modern era.
Researchers may have discovered a bit more about the startling changes that impacted a massive lake. Scientists have found that the Palaeolake Mega-Chad, which was once the largest freshwater lake on Earth, dried up in a matter of a few hundred years.
The mud volcano disaster in Indonesia may actually have been caused by humans. Scientists have taken a closer look at the Lusi mud flow and have found that it may have had its roots in human interference.
A strange, prehistoric worm has been discovered that once lived 500 million years ago. The worm, which was covered in spikes and had legs, actually was one of the first animals on Earth to develop armor for protection.
Pink salmon may be more affected by ocean acidification than other species. Researchers have found that salmon that being life in freshwater with high concentrations are carbon dioxide are smaller and may be less likely to survive.
Scientists have discovered that melting sea ice in the Iceland and Greenland Seas may be altering the circulation of warm and cold water in the Atlantic Ocean which could, in turn, change the climate in Europe.
Seabirds are abandoning their ancestral nesting grounds in the Gulf of California in record numbers. Now, scientists may have found out why. Researchers have found that climate change may be to blame.