March 19, 2005

Worldwide glacier retreat

Comment from Real Climate

March 18, 2005

North Sea crater shows its scars

Early Tertiary impact crater in the North Sea

Solar companies fear grants fall

Bad news for the solar industry?

Senate backs Alaska oil drilling

More oil mayhem in the US Arctic

March 17, 2005

You can feel the heat!

Ropy Pahoehoe is a newly formed fissure on the surface of a lava flow at the end of Chain of Craters Road on the Big Island of Hawaii. Students from Mecosta Osceola Math Science Center in Big Rapids, Michigan had an opportunity to visit Hawaii in June of 2004 for a field study program. Matt Fisher, a senior at the school, snapped this photo. The ropy appearance results when the flow is slowed or obstructed. As the lava beneath the crust moves forward, the cooler crust folds in ribbon like strands, and at the same time, the surface squeezes together. When it cools, it's still malleable enough to wrinkle and form small ridges and troughs as it's compressed and is driven forward.

March 16, 2005

Mount St. Helens Volcano Cam

Watch the current eruption (when not dark and not cloudy...GMT-8)

Row over climate 'hockey stick'

Is global warming for real, or what?

New Asian quake threat warning

Another tsunami on the way?

Death Valley

Lakes in death Valley? There are this year!

March 15, 2005

Economy 'needs healthy climate'

Gordon Brown speaks out at G8.....