We've summited the highest mountains and plumbed the deepest points of the oceans, but underwater cave diving promises a new age of exploration
In 1992, more than 170 countries came together at the Rio Earth Summit and agreed to pursue sustainable development, protect biological diversity, prevent dangerous interference with climate systems, and conserve forests. But, 25 years later, the natural systems on which humanity relies continue to be degraded.
As an antidote to doom and gloom, a conference on Earth Day weekend, takes a look all the good that is being done
"We estimate that the peak activity for the volcanic field at the summit of Arsia Mons probably occurred approximately 150 million years ago--the late Jurassic period on Earth--and then died out around the same time as Earth's dinosaurs," said Jacob...
New NASA research reveals that the giant Martian shield volcano Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity. The last volcanic activity there ceased about 50 million...Show More Summary
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Arsia Mons produced one new lava flow at its summit every 1 to 3 million years during the final peak of activity, about 50 million years ago.
Date: April 21-23, 2017 | Register here Prices: starting from USD 250,- Location: Washington, The United States Earth Optimism Summit 2017 Earth Optimism celebrates a change in focus from problem to solution in the area of global conservation...Show More Summary
On Earth Day weekend, the Smithsonian will convene the first Earth Optimism Summit, a three-day event featuring more than 150 scientists, thought leaders, philanthropists, conservationists and civic leaders, which will highlight what is working in conservation and how to scale up and replicate it.
El fin de semana del Dia de la Tierra, el Smithsonian convocara a la primera Cumbre de Optimismo por la Tierra, un evento de tres dias de duracion que contara con mas de 150 cientificos, lideres de opinion, filantropos, conservacionistas y lideres civiles, que destacaran que esta funcionando en terminos de conservacion y como aumentar su alcance y replicarlo.
(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) Scientists have found evidence in a chunk of bedrock drilled from nearly two miles below the summit of the Greenland ice sheet that the sheet nearly disappeared for an extended time in the last million years or so. Show More Summary
POSEUR STRIKES POSE: Obama gives Putin his best death stare: Tense moment the world’s two most powerful men squared up at the G20 summit in China. Shades of Al “Earth Tones” Gore trying to invade Dubya’s space and give him the Lurch in the Balance death stare at the 2000 presidential debate.
'Vex', a crash landed flying saucer by artist Dinu Li is displayed at Tatton Park, Knutsford, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) If a spaceship full of Martians landed here this week and demanded to be ‘taken to your leaders’, they’d be in luck. And so would we Earthlings. [...]
The Big Island volcanoes of Mauna Kea (left) and Mauna Loa (right), as seen from the summit of Haleakala on Maui Geologists have at their fingertips the closest thing to a working time machine that exists on planet Earth. We can't travel to the past, of course, but we can decipher past happenings by working out the sequence of geological events. Show More Summary
OSLO (Reuters) - The Earth is so hot this year that a limit for global warming agreed by world leaders at a climate summit in Paris just a few months ago is in danger of being breached.
Two experienced climbers have been sharing their ascent up Mount Everest via Snapchat, and right now, they are making their final push to the summit of the tallest mountain on Earth. As an added challenge, Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards are...Show More Summary
Summiting Mount Everest is an unsurmountable feat for most humans, but a Marine Corps veteran, who by most accounts has even greater odds against him because he is an amputee, reached the highest point on Earth this week. While other amputees have summited Mount Everest in the past, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Show More Summary
China and the U.S. are poised to drive global sustainability coming off the Paris Agreement’s opening for signature on Earth Day. Indeed, at COP21 in Paris, President Xi Jinping made a strong commitment, promising that China will contribute to climate change by focusing on green building and transportation.
Shimon Peres has accomplished quite a bit in his nearly 93 years on Earth, serving as one of the founding fathers of Israel, winning the Nobel Peace Prize and filling his golden years focusing on philanthropy. His secret? “Don’t be pessimistic, it’s a waste of time."
Being a farmer is the greatest job on earth noted USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. He spent the morning back in his home state of Iowa (Vilsack is a former Iowa Governor) to kick off the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. He kicked off his speech noting that he is proud of the work the USDA has done to help... Read More
The initial lineup for the 15th Annual Northwest String Summit has been announced today. Taking place July 14-17, 2016 in at the idyllic Horning’s Hideout North Plains, OR, the 15th edition of this annual shindig features a familiarShow More Summary