El Niño Triggered Disease Outbreaks Across Globe

Increased sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean characterizes an El Niño, which is followed by weather changes throughout the world. Photo: NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio The 2015 to 2016 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered … Read More

Yellowstone Hotspot: Scientists Find Source Of Supervolcano’s Heat

Researchers used seismic tomography to find Yellowstone’s hotspot suspected to be part of a mantle plume originating from Earth’s mantle and core boundary. “Stealing” the supervolcano’s heat may prevent the next Yellowstone eruption.  ( Mark Ralston | AFP/Getty Images ) A giant … Read More

Tropical forests now release more carbon than trucks and cars in the US, study finds

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The Amazon Forest contributes to global carbon emissions. Caesar Oleksy Not only do tropical forests now emit double the amount of carbon they consume — they also release more of it than all vehicles in the United States, according to a … Read More