Ocean microbes may play an important role beneath the surface, but now new research shows that they are linked to processes in the atmosphere as well, and may even directly impact climate change.
Humanity may be struggling to find ways of reducing carbon emissions, but it seems we are not going it alone, as Mother Nature is also fighting back in her own way against climate change.
What is referred to as "breaking wave" cloud patterns in our atmosphere reportedly disturb Earth's magnetic field (or magnetosphere) surprisingly often - more often than scientists previously thought, according to new research.
Fjords, such as those in Norway, don't just make for beautiful landscapes but also act as major carbon sinks that likely play an important role in regulating the planet's climate, a new study says.
Ever wonder what Mars smells like? Researchers have long known that the average aroma of a planet can tell you a lot about its atmosphere. Now, experts are commanding the Mars curiosity rover to take a long sniff of the Red Planet's 'body odor' to learn more about its history.
It seems that despite the fact that humanity has had orbiters in the sky and landers on the Martian surface since the 1970s, the Red Planet is still full of surprises. A new Mars orbiter sent by NASA has now noticed not one, but two unexpected phenomena in the planet's atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and an unusual aurora.
Life on Earth supposedly first flourished about two billion years ago, but now a new analysis finds that living organisms actually emerged earlier than scientists previously thought.
About 16,000 years ago, the deep ocean released so much carbon dioxide that it may have ended the last Ice Age, according to a new study.
It's possible the solution to our world's buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has been sitting on our grocery shelves all along. Baking soda of all things may help to capture carbon dioxide, according to a new breakthrough study.
Scientists have long debated whether warming temperatures around the globe would mean a stormier atmosphere. And while that doesn't seem to be the case, new research has revealed that big storms are only going to get bigger, while small storms are going to shrink.
NASA, along with Utah State University, launched four rockets into the Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, in Alaska on Monday in order to learn more about turbulence in the upper atmosphere.
Earth's atmosphere today looks much different compared to its primordial self from four billion years ago when it first formed. One explanation, new research shows, could be tens of thousands of small impacts from space rocks that obliterated this early atmosphere.
Small volcanic eruptions over the years may actually helped slow climate change. That's at least according to a new study which details how minor eruptions between 2000 and 2013 may have directly cooled the average global temperature.
The iconic Great Red Spot of Jupiter is arguably the most recognizable characteristic of our solar system's largest planet. However, the mystery of what this massive blush really is remains unsolved. Now, researchers believe they have finally determined the nature of this spot and the process behind it, arguing that it's not really like a blush, but more like gas giant sunburn.