geography

Footprints dating back 120,000 years have been discovered near an ancient lake in Saudi Arabia, which not only offer an insight into humanity’s past, but also the previous climates of Earth. The...

An earthquake swarm “on the large side” struck the Yellowstone National Park on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The swarm hit the US supervolcano southwest of Yellowstone...

Humanity is losing the battle against climate change, with the planet continuing to warm year on year. However, volcano eruptions may be helping to cool the planet – at least temporarily. When volcanoes...

The UK saw temperatures rocket into the high 30sC last month before storms swept the nation. There were five storms which smashed into Britain with the latest being Storm Francis. But heatwave weather...

Tension has been building along the San Andreas fault for centuries, and experts predict a ground splitting quake for when the fault line finally ruptures. To prepare for a potentially deadly quake, researchers...

The US Geological Survey (USGS), which monitors Yellowstone volcano for signs of activity, has published its monthly activity report for August. Between August 1 and September 1, 2020, a total of 82 earthquakes...

The Indus Valley Civilisation was a Bronze Age civilisation which existed from 33000 BC to 1300 BC in south Asia. There has been some mystery as to why the civilisation rapidly disappeared, with one theory...

In April, 2009, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked the city of L’Aquila in the Abruzzi region of central Italy. Immediately after the tremor, researchers began measuring CO2 which was being emitted...

Scientists had long suggested water was delivered to our planet by a comet or an asteroid millions of years after its formation. When Earth first formed, it was much closer to the Sun, meaning it was much...

With hurricane season well underway, researchers believe the chances of a devastating storm will increase five-fold if the Paris climate targets – to limit the global average temperature increase...

Over the past seven days, Yellowstone National Park has seen 19 earthquakes rock the area. In the three weeks prior to the last week, there were only slightly more than double the last seven days. All...

California is experiencing some of the worst wildfires it has ever faced, and NASA satellite images have revealed the extent of the blaze. The space agency’s Terra satellite has been monitoring the...

The Alpine Fault runs right through the heart of New Zealand’s glacier county on the country’s south island. The fault line is where the Eurasian and Pacific tectonic plates meet, and produce...

Yesterday, Sunday, August 16, saw temperatures in Death Valley, California, reach a staggering 54.4 degrees Celsius (130F). This was the hottest temperature to be recorded anywhere on Earth since July...

Greenland’s ice sheet is the second largest body of ice in the world, but global warming has been causing it to melt rapidly in decade prior to now. Despite efforts to halt the heating of the planet,...

In 2011, the Grímsvötn volcano had a major eruption, causing Icelandic airspace to close – just a year after the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, which caused travel chaos across all of...