Mars' Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in our solar system, stretches three times the height of Mount Everest, Earth's tallest mountain. So why can't our mountains grow as tall? New research argues that Earth's glaciers just won't let them.
The Alaska Range boasts some of the world's most dramatic topography, including the over 20,000-foot Denali mountain (Mount McKinley). Geologists at Syracuse University are just beginning to understand how this extraordinary mountain range formed, explaining their findings in a new study.
An ancient mountain range, part of the supercontinent Gondwana, once fed early life flourishing in today's west Africa and northeast Brazil, according to a new study.
A new map of the ocean floor has revealed secrets of the unexplored sea, specifically thousands of uncharted mountains that lend clues to the formation of Earth's continents, according to new research.
Mountain forests are growing increasingly vulnerable to climate change, and as a result changes in their ecology are threatening California's water supply, according to new research.
Researchers claim they have discovered a surprising amount of harmful ozone in the supposedly "fresh" air of the Colorado mountains, showing just how far urban pollutants can travel.
The top of a Chilean mountain will be demolished today during the groundbreaking for the construction of what will be the world's largest telescope. You can watch a live stream of the groundbreaking ceremony now.
Humanity's current climate dilemma is not the first time Earth has had to battle global warming. Around 300 million years ago, Earth evaded the same problem despite a huge spike in carbon dioxide levels, and geologists are just figuring out how it was done.
Chinese officials launched a project two years ago that is literally flattening mountains to make room for a new urban district. However, environmental experts in China are now questioning the wisdom of this endeavor, as it may threaten both China's ecology and economy.