Wildfire goes wild in Arizona

Wildfire goes wild in Arizona
As wildfires torch Western states, what is the role of global warming? Does hotter weather contribute to fires? Does the resulting More »

Exploring a volcano

Exploring a volcano

Watch volcanologists track a giant volcanic field in Chile — site of the fastest uplift on Earth. Laguna del Maule could change our c More »

Horrific Hurricanes

Horrific Hurricanes

How do hurricanes form? How do we predict their paths? How can we improve predictions? More »

Nothing light about lightning

Nothing light about lightning

New instruments are giving a better view of how those astonishingly strong lightning bolts form inside clouds – and we are also getting More »

A climate of extremes?

A climate of extremes?

Are extreme heat, wicked cyclones and record rainfalls signs of climate change, or just more changes in the weather? Will warming More »

Shock and aftershock in Haiti

Shock and aftershock in Haiti
Aftershocks and triggered earthquakes both follow a large earthquake, and they don’t happen at random. Can lessons about the sequence More »

Fuel Faves: Coffee meets diesel!

Fuel Faves: Coffee meets diesel!

Oils in spent coffee grounds are easily converted into biodiesel — a renewable source of transportation energy. Bottoms up for More »

Earthquake safety: It begins at home

Earthquake safety: It begins at home

Construction matters. Hundreds of millions live and work in houses and schools that will collapse in the next earthquake. Chile and More »