Around 73,000 years ago, the towering predecessor of the Fogo volcano - one of the most active in the world - collapsed. As a result, a unbelievably massive tsunami rippled across the Atlantic Ocean, washing its destructive force over islands that now boast over 250,000 human residents. Experts now wonder if such a disaster is more common than we'd like.
Most health experts agree: Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for human health. However, what they may not know is that these same acids are also vital for maintaining a healthy ocean. Now new research has revealed that climate change may be gradually taking these essential acids away.
Shellfish deposits have been used to determine Pangea's ancient climate. This could help scientists predict future climate changes.
Dinosaur extinction was caused by an asteroid impact 66 million years ago that also triggered a series of volcanic eruptions, say researchers from the University of California Berkeley.
A recent NOAA dive in the Northwestern Hawaii Islands revealed many new and unique species living deep in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.
Western prairie fringed orchids in North Dakota are being threatened by invasive hawk moths and bumble bees who have been stealing nectar from these victim plants without pollinating them. Understanding this "nectar larceny" could help researchers better conserve rare plant populations.
A new study suggests that a nutrient-rich, balanced diet can boost coral resilience under thermal stress, which can be caused by climate change.
A blue whale and a few sperm whales were both seen recently by a whale-watch tour near Bar Harbor, Maine. Only six sperm whales have been seen by the operation in 33 years.
Researchers from Linnaeus University closely examined migrating patterns of pike in the Baltic Sea and found that timing is the key to survival.
The earliest North American coral species that reappeared following the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction were found at New York Canyon in Nevada. This sheds light on the corals' survival and recovery.
Fragmented habitat and the fear of humans are the threats against the Massasauga rattlesnake, which the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed as a Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act.
In a partnership first, loggers in northeastern Russia are teaming up with biologists to better protect natural fish owl habitats, a major step in preserving the endangered birds.
Raking is a common fall chore that actually stunts the growth of grass, trees and plants.
University of Iowa researchers found in a study of their power plant that burning coal with oat hulls reduced CO2 by a high percentage and lowered particulate emissions.
An alarming number of Guadalupe fur seals have died after stranding themselves along California's coast. As a result, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has declared an "Unusual Mortality Event" and is investigating why the marine animals are traveling so far from their natural habitats.