Solar power has become cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. And statistics show that in less than a decade, it will be the lowest-cost option almost anywhere in the globe.
Two patients working in a facility on the South Pole was rescued in a dangerous rescue mission. The patients need medical treamtment not available on the facility and were flown to Chile.
The identification of common owls may be outdated. That is, a recent genetic analysis revealed Common Barn Owls and Short-eared Owls are more genetically diverse than previously thought.
While parcels of ocean have recently been preserved, researchers from Oregon State University say that the proportion of marine preservation is still far behind that for land. They've laid out reasons why it's much cheaper to act now.
"Happy Earth Day! Now get out." That's essentially what the Calbuco volcano said to residents of southern Chile yesterday evening (April 23) after it started billowing huge columns of ash and lava into the air. Authorities already declared a red alert for the area, and evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius of the eruption.
Climate change has been linked to all sorts of phenomena, including sea level rise, ocean acidification and extreme drought, but now a bizarre new study shows that it is also turning Chilean mummies into a black ooze.
Southern Chile's Villarrica volcano, one of the country's most dangerous and active volcanoes, erupted early Tuesday, sending lava 3,000 feet into the air and causing thousands to flee, according to reports.
Picture Old Faithful, the iconic geyser that erupts on a clockwork-like schedule every 91 minutes in Yellowstone National Park. Researchers have long studied this geyser, as it is an intriguing example of the natural phenomena and provides key clues as to how geysers may work. However, not every geyser is as predictable as this good ol' cone geyser, and until now the various forces behind their impressive displays remained a mystery.
Construction of the European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) has been given the green light, meaning this "eye of the sky" is a mere 10 years away from peering into the Universe and revealing all its wonders.