It’s time for the Lyrid meteor shower! Watch late night April 21 through dawn April 22. The waning moon interferes when it rises in the middle of the night, but the Lyrids tend to be bright. You might see some streaking along in bright moonlight.
April 21st, 2014
USGS is reporting a 7.5-magnitude earthquake on April 18, 2015. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting a 7.2-magnitude earthquake – a very strong earthquake – that took place in central and southern Mexico this morning. It was originally reported as a 7.5-magnitude and then revised downward.
April 18th, 2014
A new forest-mapping tool relies on unprecedented data crunching.
April 16th, 2014
NPR’s The Salt recently took a look at Chicago and the many “hidden farms” that can be found on rooftops around the city.
April 15th, 2014
Originally by BBC- Skywatchers in the Americas will be able to catch a rare celestial show as Earth's shadow falls across the Moon.
April 14th, 2014
Join our live coverage as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases its report on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.
April 13th, 2014
MEDELLIN, Colombia, April 10, 2014 (ENS) - Achieving sustainable transport and mobility globally is one of the three critical areas of focus for the new Greener Cities Partnership launched Tuesday at the World Urban Forum in Medellin.
April 11th, 2014
Originally Published at The Guardian - App aims to crowdsource intelligence about the illegal wildlife trade by having users report and photograph suspicious activity.
April 9th, 2014
Originally Published at NBC News - The six geologists were just starting their work, climbing the mountains of Western North Carolina to map the debris left behind by landslides over millions of years, when the political footing gave way beneath them. Opposition had been building from real estate agents, from home builders planning subdivisions, and then from politicians. When all that energy was released, the science was crushed flat.
April 8th, 2014
Originally Published by New Scientist - That's a lot of clean power. Almost half of new electricity generation is now renewable, and the costs of wind and solar power are falling sharply. It "should give governments confidence to forge a robust climate agreement" next year, says Achim Steiner, director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
April 7th, 2014