If we keep burning fossil fuels indefinitely, global warming will eventually melt all the ice at the poles and on mountaintops, raising sea level by 216 feet. Explore what the world’s new coastlines would look like.
Continue reading “Injecting wastewater underground can cause earthquakes up to 10 kilometers away”
New research shows that injecting wastewater deep underground can cause earthquakes far from the injection site. It also raises questions about which rock layers are the safest injection targets.
The story of Atlantis, a mythological continent that vanished into the sea after its inhabitants displeased the gods, has fascinated people for thousands of years. However, the idea of a whole continent sinking into the ocean may be more rooted in reality than you think.Continue reading “Meet Zealandia: The Earth’s ‘8th Continent’ (and Real-Life Atlantis) – SciShow”
A new website lets people delve into data on the world’s cities.
Continue reading “South Pacific Sandy Island ‘proven not to exist’”
A South Pacific island, shown on marine charts and world maps as well as on Google Earth and Google Maps, does not exist, Australian scientists say.
The supposedly sizeable strip of land, named Sandy Island on Google maps, was positioned midway between Australia and French-governed New Caledonia.