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Two events in Cameroon are the only recorded instances of limnic eruptions. Scientists are trying to prevent a third.
How can warm water in the Pacific Ocean affect the weather thousands of miles away? Everything is connected.
Heat domes are masses of hot air trapped within the atmosphere by high pressure. And they're becoming more common, thanks to climate change.
Every summer at the beach, sand becomes an essential ingredient in the recipe for fun. But what the heck is it?
This color-coded earthquake risk map can help you determine your chances of feeling seismic activity in your area.
Scientists recently recorded an underwater mud volcano—the second discovered in Norwegian waters.
Our planet is spinning more than 1000 mph at the equator while simultaneously zipping through space at 67,000 mph.
A 2011 tornado threw a 36-ton railcar 400 feet. Here's what you need to know about these super-powered storms.
Knowing the difference between these common terms can bolster your safety in severe weather.
The biggest tsunami ever recorded reached 1720 feet high—which is taller than the Willis Tower in Chicago.
Volcanoes do more than just spew lava. They can usher in revolutions, inspire great works of literature, or even convince people they're seeing ghosts.
What distinguishes this kind of volcano from regular volcanoes, and what will happen if—or when—one erupts?
From what causes ice ages and how many we’ve had, to the species that thrived and the ones that died, here’s what you need to know.
In order to assign a numeric category value to a hurricane, meteorologists look to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
It sometimes starts with a grain of sand—but not always.
Few volcanoes had had such a dramatic and devastating impact on the world as Indonesia's Mount Tambora.
June has arrived, which means that hurricane season is here (the season officially runs from June 1 through November 30). When it comes to these massive systems, there's more than meets the eye.
Mount Everest is the tallest and highest peak on Earth. Or is it? Here’s everything you need to know about the world’s most famous mountain.
When it blew on May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens became the most explosive volcanic eruption in U.S. history. And no, it’s not done.
As the saying goes, you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain. But you can have parhelia and circumhorizontal arcs.
How much do you know about the blue marble we call home? From how our planet formed to just how many species there are, here are 100 things you need to know about Earth.