The European Space Agency has determined that the water in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere came from the impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994.
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It’s been more than a week since Shanghai authorities began pulling dead pigs from that city’s water source. More than 13,000 pigs have been collected so far, but there may be more.
For more than forty years, the Chicago River has been dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day.
In preparation for the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, the Wyland Foundation and Toyota are sponsoring a National Water Conservation Tour during March and April. The tour aims to teach people how and why water conservation and recycling contribute to a sustainable planet. Suggestions will be given to help residents reduce their water usage. […]
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific and generated a tsunami. Initial reports indicate the earthquake caused no damage, although it was felt by people onshore. The tsunami has reportedly destroyed three villages.
A shark tank in a busy shopping mall in Shanghai, China, injuring sixteen people and killing several of the tank’s inhabitants.
TransCanada began installing the first segments of the Keystone XL pipeline in east Texas on August 9, 2012. The pipeline will carry sticky tar diluted with a solvent from the tar sands in Alberta, Canada to refineries in Texas. The likelihood of a spill that might contaminate aquifers and surface waters has made this project controversial from the start.
Residents of the area around the Louisiana sinkhole have been reporting tremors, but the USGS has not detected any earthquakes.
Like a scene from Moby Dick, a whale breached off the coast of South Africa and landed on a boat Monday.
Hurricane Sandy was a thousand miles wide when it made landfall in New Jersey Monday evening. The storm wreaked havoc on several states, combining with two other weather systems to produce flooding, storm surges, wind damage, and blizzards.
Hurricane Sandy’s name was changed to Superstorm Sandy because the temperatures dropped. However, the winds are just as fast and the floods and storm surges are expected to continue through Tuesday evening.
An earthquake in Spain last year appears to have been triggered by excessive pumping of an aquifer.