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Underwater Caves Are Earth’s Final Frontier

We've summited the highest mountains and plumbed the deepest points of the oceans, but underwater cave diving promises a new age of exploration

After 25 years of trying, why aren't we environmentally sustainable yet?

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.

Take a Walk on the Bright Side at the First Smithsonian Earth Optimism Summit

As an antidote to doom and gloom, a conference on Earth Day weekend, takes a look all the good that is being done

NASA: "Giant Mars Volcano and Earth's Dinosaurs Went Extinct About the Same Time"

"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...        

Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

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

Mars volcano, Earth's dinosaurs went extinct about the same time

(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.

Earth Optimism Summit 2017

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

Smithsonian To Convene Earth Optimism Summit April 21-23

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 Smithsonian Convoca a La Cumbre De Optimismo Por La Tierra (Earth Optimism Summit) Del 21 Al 23 De Abril

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.

Most of Greenland ice melted to bedrock in recent geologic past, says study

(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 power…

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.

Martians Invade Earth But Lose Interest In Conquering After Observing G-20 Summit in China

'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 Hawai'i That Was: Watching the Destruction of the Islands in Real Time

8 months agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

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

As Earth swelters, global warming target in danger of being missed

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.

Snapchatting climbers are now attempting to summit Everest after 4 deaths on the mountain

11 months agoTechnology : Mashable: Tech

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

Mount Everest: Marine Corps Vet Charlie Linville, Who Lost Leg In Afghanistan, Reaches The Summit

11 months agoNews : The Inquisitr - News

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

Private Sector Opportunities at the U.S.-China Summit in June

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.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shimon Peres Kicks Off Forbes Summit: "Make A Better Man"

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."

Vilsack: Farmer Greatest Job on Earth

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

Yonder Montain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth Top Lineup For 15th Northwest String Summit

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

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