Earth Science

Climate change activists find ally in Orthodox Church leader

Jun 6, 2018

Leading climate change experts and campaigners seek help from the leaders of the Orthodox Church and other religions in the fight against global warming, expressing concern their message is not reaching people fast enough

New NASA chief vows US will always have astronauts in orbit

Jun 6, 2018

New NASA chief says changes could be ahead for International Space Station but there will always be a U.S. astronaut in orbit

Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

Jun 6, 2018

A new study finds that since 1949 tropical cyclones across the globe are slowing down by about 10 percent, meaning more heavy rains like in Harvey

The Latest: Activity heats up inside Guatemala volcano

Jun 6, 2018

Guatemala's seismology and vulcanology institute says activity is increasing at the Volcano of Fire, which erupted Sunday and sent deadly flows of super-hot material boiling down its slopes and into nearby villages

Study finds possible deep faults, possible earthquake source

Jun 5, 2018

Geologists say they may have found previously unmapped faults in Oklahoma that could be contributing to a sharp increase in induced earthquakes in the state

The Latest: Lava from Hawaii volcano covers 8 square miles

Jun 4, 2018

Scientists say lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has covered a total of 8 square miles (20 square kilometers)

AP Explains: A closer look at Guatemala's Volcano of Fire

Jun 4, 2018

Volcano that erupted in Guatemala is among 11 active in the Central American country

Pope summons oil execs to Vatican to talk climate change

Jun 1, 2018

Pope Francis next week will meet with global oil executives to talk about global warming

Current lava flows are hottest, fastest of latest eruption

May 31, 2018

The hottest and fastest-moving lava of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption spread across new parts of the Big Island Wednesday, forcing officials to order evacuations in two coastal neighborhoods

After pair of 1-in-1000 year floods, a town seeks safeguards

May 30, 2018

Business owners, residents of Maryland town reeling from a pair of 1,000-year floods since 2016 are demanding critical safeguards be put in place

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