Significant 5.0 quake hits near Taupo, Taupo District, Waikato, New Zealand

5.0 quake 4 Feb 12:14 pm (GMT +13)New Zealand's Earthquake Commission and Geological Survey (GeoNet) reported a magnitude 5.0 quake in New Zealand near Taupo, Taupo District, Waikato, only 13 minutes ago. The earthquake hit around noon on Saturday, February…

World Earthquake Report for Friday,  3 February 2023

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 3 during the past 24 hours on 3 Feb 2023Summary: 4 quakes 5.0+, 31 quakes 4.0+, 87 quakes 3.0+, 210 quakes 2.0+ (332 total)Magnitude 5+: 4 earthquakesMagnitude 4+: 31 earthquakesMagnitude 3+: 87 earthquakesMagnitude 2+: 210 earthquakesNo…

Small tremor of magnitude 2.1 just reported 43 km northwest of Mostaganem, Algeria

2.1 quake 3 Feb 11:48 pm (GMT +1)The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported a magnitude 2.1 quake in Algeria near Mostaganem, only 20 minutes ago. The earthquake hit late at night on Friday, February 3rd, 2023, at 11:48 pm local…

Volcano earthquake report for Friday,  3 Feb 2023

World map showing volcanoes with shallow (less than 50 km) earthquakes within 20 km radius during the past 24 hours on 3 Feb 2023 Number in brackets indicate nr of quakes.Quakes detected near: Agua (1 quake mag 3.0), Askja (3…

Volcanic activity worldwide 3 Feb 2023: Santiaguito volcano, Fuego, Popocatépetl, Reventador, Kilau...

Map of today's active volcanoesSakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: ERUPTED AT 20230203/1051Z FL080 EXTD SE OBS VA DTG:03/1050ZSuwanose-jima (Ryukyu Islands): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Tokyo (VAAC) issued the following report: EXPLODED AT…

Nevado del Ruiz Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: PREV VA EM HAS DISP

Satellite image of Nevado del Ruiz volcano on 3 Feb 2023

World Earthquake Report for February 2023

Worldwide earthquakes above magnitude 5.5 during February 2023Summary: 1 quake 6.0+, 11 quakes 5.0+, 92 quakes 4.0+, 283 quakes 3.0+, 615 quakes 2.0+ (1002 total)This report is being updated every day.Magnitude 9+: noneMagnitude 8+: noneMagnitude 7+: noneMagnitude 6+: 1 earthquakeMagnitude…

Small magnitude 3.4 quake hits 26 km east of St Étienne, France early evening

3.4 quake 3 Feb 7:13 pm (GMT +1)An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 occurred only 14 minutes ago 26 km east of St Étienne, France, France's Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) reported.The quake hit at a very shallow depth of…

Moderate yet deep 5.2 quake hits near Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu

5.2 quake 4 Feb 4:54 am (GMT +11)Just 17 minutes ago, a 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Santo, Luganville, Sanma Province, Vanuatu. The tremor was recorded early morning on Saturday, February 4th, 2023, at 4:54 am local time, at an intermediate…

Small tremor of magnitude 3.2 just reported 7 km southwest of Shamli, India

3.2 quake 3 Feb 9:31 pm (GMT +5:30)Just 14 minutes ago, a 3.2-magnitude earthquake struck near Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, India. The tremor was recorded in the evening on Friday, February 3rd, 2023, at 9:01 pm local time, at a very…

Moderate magnitude 4.0 quake hits 57 miles southwest of Nikolski, Alaska, United States early morning

4.0 quake 3 Feb 1:26 am (GMT -10)Just 25 minutes ago, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA. The tremor was recorded early morning on Friday, February 3rd, 2023, at 1:26 am local time, at a very…

Moderate magnitude 4.0 earthquake 49 miles southwest of Nikolski, Alaska, United States

4.0 quake 2 Feb 10:35 pm (GMT -10)Just 27 minutes ago, a 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Nikolski, Aleutians West, Alaska, USA. The tremor was recorded late at night on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023, at 10:35 pm local time, at a…

Villarrica volcano (Central Chile): resumption of paroxysm activity

Vigorous lava fountains had continued during the last night (image: POVI) After roughly five days with "only" ash-venting period, a vigorous lava-fountaining episode (so-called paroxysm) returned back to the summit crater yesterday morning. Hot, fresh and incandescent clasts were seen…

Seismic-like event, possible earthquake, reported about 10 minutes ago near Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

We are receiving unverified early reports of ground shaking possibly caused by seismic activity in or near Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 3 Feb 2023 (GMT) at approximately 07:08 GMT.There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this…

Magnitude 3.2 earthquake strikes near Wagin, Western Australia, Australia

3.2 quake 3 Feb 1:16 pm (GMT +8)An earthquake of magnitude 3.2 occurred around noon on Friday, February 3rd, 2023, at 1:16 pm local time near Wagin, Western Australia, Australia, as reported by Geoscience Australia (GeoAu).According to preliminary data, the…

Kilauea volcano update: eastern lava lake crusted to form two lava patches, currently being back to origin full-scale size

Night-time view of both luminous lava lakes at Kilauea volcano (image: USGS)The effusive eruption within the Halemaʻumaʻu crater continues with little changes as it's being seen waned over the past two days. The eastern lava lake started to crust itself…

The 10 most powerful earthquakes in the world since 1900

Wonder which was the most powerful earthquake in the world on your birthday? Or during a given month or even a whole year? Find it out using our new earthquake search tool!

Wood-burning stoves attract thousands of neighbour complaints – but just two fines in six years

Call by Government to clamp down on people burning unauthorised fuels proves hard to enforce

Log burner rule change in England could land users with £300 fines

The tightening of regulations may lead to criminal records for those flouting them, a new policy says.

Dry Southwest eyes Mississippi River water once again — but it would cost trillions

Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or dream?

Ventura County store owner admits to aiding hunters in large-scale poaching ring

The owner and operator of a retail shop in Ventura County that sold California Fish and Wildlife hunting tags has pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a large-scale poaching ring. J…

In New Jersey, you can tell the quality of a neighborhood just by counting the trees

Environmental groups plan to use state funding to plant trees in environmentally overburdened neighborhoods in places like Camden, Newark, and Trenton.

Michigan bald eagles dying from lead poisoning caused by fishing, hunting gear

Eagles are being exposed to lead and it’s killing them. Wildlife experts said it’s incredibly common.

Indiana firefighters rescue injured owl stuck in frozen lake

Anyone interested in contributing to the owl’s care may donate to the Humane Indiana Wildlife.

No sewage leak into Little Miami River, health department says

Earlier, residents were asked to avoid the Little Miami south of downtown Loveland after a sewer line reportedly broke and released sewage into the river.

Officials urge residents to avoid Little Miami River after leak

Metropolitan Sewer District has determined that the flow leaking into the Little Miami River is not from a sewer leak.

Minnesota's carbon-free electricity bill: 8 questions, answered

A bill speeding through the Legislature would require utilities to quicken their transition to cleaner energy. But it includes exemptions and ways they could meet the standard without ditching fossil fuels altogether.

Minnesota's  2040 carbon-free energy bill poised for Walz's signature

The legislation, aimed at slowing climate change, requires electricity generated by Minnesota utilities to be free of carbon within 17 years. Required carbon cuts will rise year by year.

Minnesota Senate passes bill for new energy standards

The final vote of 34-33 came just before midnight Thursday night.

Hawaii whale dies with fishing nets, plastic bags in stomach

A whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend likely died in part because it ate large volumes of fishing traps, fishing nets, plastic bags and other marine debris, scientists said Thursday, highlighting the threat to wildlife from the…

Vast stretch of open water and thin ice on Lake Monona has some worried

"Nature is a crazy thing, and ice can't be trusted," a sheriff's official said of the yawning gap in the ice.

Hoke House to be illuminated for a final time

The Hoke House dates back to the 1750s

Yes, I own a wood-burning stove. The shame . . .

A crackdown on stoves will mean £300 fines. I have one — what now, asks Helen Rumbelow

Councils say they lack funds to enforce stricter limits on wood burners

Local authorities say policing government’s new standards on smoke pollution is beyond their means

Should We Start Preparing for the Evacuation of Miami?

Daniel Aldana Cohen argues that planning the withdrawal from Miami would force other places to get serious about hosting climate migrants, while Samantha Schuyler says Miami can still become a model of adaptation.

Concrete traps CO2 soaked from air in climate-friendly test

A California startup using rocks to soak up carbon dioxide from the air has teamed up with a Canadian company to mineralize the gas in concrete, a technological tie-up that is a first and they say could provide a model…

Pumping Mississippi water to the West being considered to address droughts | MinnPost

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Two environmental groups announce intent to sue Shell cracker plant in Beaver County

Two environmental groups say they intend to sue the new Shell cracker plant in Beaver County.

Cleaning up 'forever chemicals' is costly and messy — just ask this Wisconsin town

They can't drink the water in Peshtigo, Wisconsin because of PFAS, known as "forever chemicals," because you can't get rid of them.

Carbon capture project is ‘Band-Aid’ to greenwash $10bn LNG plant, locals say

Texas community fights to save its coastline as the developers of Rio Grande LNG regain interest over claims of carbon capture

At the heart of Colorado River crisis, the mighty 'Law of the River' looms large

At the heart of tensions over water allotments from the Colorado River is a complex set of agreements and decrees known as the 'Law of the River.'

Space power China to build ground stations in Antarctica to enhance ocean monitoring

China’s global network of ground stations to support a growing number of satellites and outer space ambitions has evoked concern from other nations that it could be used for espionage, a suggestion that China has repeatedly rejected

Americans’ Climate Migration Has Begun

The first generation of climate migrants tries to cling to the places they call home, but bureaucrats, wallets, and an overheating planet have the final say.

Hawaii whale dies with fishing nets, plastic bags in stomach

HONOLULU (AP) — A whale that washed ashore in Hawaii over the weekend likely died in part because it ate large volumes of fishing traps, fishing nets, plastic bags and other marine debris, scientists said Thursday, highlighting the threat to…

Why 2 competing plans to save the Colorado River could be a good thing

The battle lines aren't new, but the level of detail is in two plans to stabilize the Colorado River. That's a win for all of us.

Could drying Colorado River see reservoirs hit dead pool?

"Reservoirs are like bank accounts. They go up when deposits exceed withdrawals, and they drop when they don't," water policy expert Douglas Kenney said.

Colorado’s drought monitor continues to improve

The snowy end to fall and start to winter in Colorado has significantly helped drought conditions across the state.

Swallowed fishing gear and plastic most likely cause of Hawaii whale’s death

Large volumes of traps, nets and marine debris in sperm whale’s intestinal tract highlight plastic pollution’s threat to wildlife

See what was found inside a dead sperm whale's stomach in Hawaii

A 56-foot-long endangered sperm whale that washed ashore in Hawaii most likely died after...

The Times podcast: Colorado River in Crisis, Part 5: The Valley

California's Imperial Valley has some of the lowest rainfall in the state, yet uses the largest allotment of Colorado River water. How did such an arid part of the state become an agricultural powerhouse?

Energy experts share how the U.S. can reach Biden's renewable energy goals

The Biden administration's goal of carbon-free electricity generation by 2035 will require an overhaul of the U.S. energy sector. Experts across the industry shared their views of how it might work.

Analysis | Alaska lawmakers up pressure on Biden to approve massive oil project

They argue the Willow project would provide crucial jobs and revenue for Alaska.

Water main break in Hollywood sends river gushing down streets

An underground water main break in Hollywood sent a fountain gushing 40 to 50 feet into the air and rivers flooding down local streets Thursday night.

How to get rid of a wood-burning stove

Removal requires someone with experience, or you may be able to convert it into a less polluting appliance

Log burner rule change in England could land users with £300 fines

The tightening of regulations may lead to criminal records for those flouting them, a new policy says.

‘A serious threat’: calls grow for urgent review of England’s wood-burning stoves

Government plan to educate owners and encourage fines not enough to effectively tackle air pollution

Keep the home fires burning

A crackdown on wood-burning stoves is a law that has no realistic prospect of enforcement. The aim is to frighten people into submission

Court: US needs to consider effects of drilling near Chaco

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with environmentalists, ruling that the U.S. government failed to consider the cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions that would result from the approval of nearly 200 drilling permits in an…

Greenpeace activists scale Shell oil platform in the Atlantic Ocean as company announces record profits | CNN Business

Activists from the campaign group Greenpeace have boarded a ship in the Atlantic Ocean and scaled a Shell oil platform that is currently being transported to the North Sea.

This deal could save the Colorado River—if California doesn’t blow it up

The proposed pact would reduce water use by roughly a quarter, drying up farms and subdivisions.

Before and after: Lake Oroville, California’s second-largest reservoir, has risen 182 feet

Key part of state water supply was 22% full 16 months ago, now is 65% full

Abandon Hope or Abandon Net Zero

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” reads an inscription at the gate to Hell in Dante’s “Inferno,” but in the modern world, Dante might as well be referring to the gat

Brazilian Navy to sink 'ghost' aircraft carrier. Why is it controversial?

The Brazilian Navy said on Wednesday that it will sink a decommissioned aircraft carrier that has been floating offshore for three months since Turkey refused it entry to be scrapped there.  Brazil plans to abandon its biggest warship despite calls…

Scientists Have Created a New Type of Ice

It looks like a white powder and has nearly the same density as liquid water

Scientists Discover a New Form of Ice That’s Exactly As Dense As Water! | Weather.com

A team of researchers at University College London and the University of Cambridge have created a rare new form of ice named as Medium-density Amorphous Ice (MDA). - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Worker's Electrocution at Stanford Lab Forces Partial Shutdown

Another safety stand-down was ordered by top leadership months earlier when a worker’s hand was crushed in machinery.

Which Material Has The Highest Melting Point? The Answer’s Complex

Tungsten is often claimed to hold the crown, but maybe it’s just got good PR.

Revealed: First Dormant, Stellar-Mass Black Hole in Our Cosmic Backyard

Astronomers Discover Closest Black Hole to Earth Astronomers have discovered the closest black hole to Earth, which the researchers have dubbed Gaia BH1. The dormant black hole weighs about 10 times the mass of the Sun and is located about…

Theory sheds light on efficient hydrogen peroxide synthesis

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is an industrially important chemical with versatile applications. However, the traditional method used to produce H2O2 is energy intensive and produces significant emissions.

Researchers create first supermode optical resonator

What does it take for scientists to push beyond the current limits of knowledge? Researchers in Federico Capasso's group at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) ...

With frigid innovation, scientists make a new form of ice

Using a device that might be described as a super-duper cocktail shaker, scientists have fashioned a previously unknown form of ice - one that might exist on our solar system's icy moons - in research that sheds light on water's…

‘Pretty powerful’: Northwest Indiana man captures rare ‘green comet’

LaPORTE COUNTY, Ind. — While freezing in rural LaPorte County, a man was able to capture the rare “green comet” passing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years. Space enthusiasts li…

The first stars may have held up to 100,000 times the mass of the sun

The universe was simply different when it was younger. Recently astronomers have discovered that complex physics in the young cosmos may have led to the development of supermassive stars, each one containing ...

Scientists Discover Amorphous Ice That's Weirdly Similar to Liquid Water

The team "shook the ice like crazy" to create a previously unknown form of H2O.

‘Pretty powerful’: Indiana man captures rare ‘green comet’

In freezing temperatures in rural LaPorte County, Indiana, a skywatcher was able to capture the rare “green comet” passing by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years.

The researchers said they employed a process called ball milling to vigorously shake ordinary ice together with steel balls in a container cooled to minus -328 degrees Fahrenheit

We May Have Had an Interstellar Visitor for Eons and Scientists Are Stumped

"I think it's going to be inconclusive, if not impossible to demonstrate conclusively," one physicist said of the possible interstellar comet.

Watch: Green comet makes closest approach to Earth in 50,000 years and you still have time to catch a glimpse

An impressive time-lapse video recorded in the Deep South shows the newly-discovered “green comet" that has made its closest approach to Earth in about 50,000 years.

OKC Astronomy Club hosting watch party to view green comet that hasn't been seen since Stone Age

Oklahomans will be able to see a green comet in the sky that hasn't been seen since the Stone Age.

Astronomers find rare Earth-mass rocky planet suitable for the search for signs of life

A newly discovered exoplanet could be worth searching for signs of life. Analyses by a team led by astronomer Diana Kossakowski of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy describe a planet that orbits ...

50 years ago, scientists debated when humans first set foot in North America

In 1973, archaeologists debated when people first arrived in the Americas. Mounting evidence suggests its much earlier than they thought.

Scientists Created A New Type of Ice — It Could Also Exist On Distant Moons

Scientists created a new form of ice that may also be discovered in far-off moons during future space missions.

Board approves six faculty appointments

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the appointment of six faculty members, including four full professors and two assistant professors.

Television station rediscovers lost interview with priest who developed Big Bang theory

Father Georges Lemaitre. / Credit: VRT/YouTube CNA Newsroom, Feb 1, 2023 / 14:00 pm (CNA). A Belgian television station has rediscovered a 20-minute video in which Father Georges Lemaitre, considered the father of the Big Bang theory, explains ...

Belgian Television Station Rediscovers Lost Interview With Priest Who Developed Big Bang Theory

VRT television channel found the video among its archives late last year.

Shaking Ordinary Ice (Very Hard) Transformed It Into Something Never Seen Before

The research illustrates how much scientists still have to learn about a molecule as simple as water.

Cosmic Breakthrough: Accurate New Map of All the Matter in the Universe Released

Analysis combines Dark Energy Survey and South Pole Telescope data to understand evolution of universe. Sometimes to know what the matter is, you have to find it first. When the universe began, matter was flung outward and gradually formed the…

Electric field–dependent phonon spectrum and heat conduction in ferroelectrics

Lattice vibrations in ferroelectrics respond to external electric fields, giving a field-dependent thermal conductivity.

Researchers entangle ions across a 230-meter quantum network

Trapped ions have previously only been entangled in one and the same laboratory. Now, teams led by Tracy Northup and Ben Lanyon from the University of Innsbruck have entangled two ions over a distance ...

Atomic clocks put Einstein and the Standard Model to the test, UK’s XFEL plans enter design phase – Physics World

In this podcast we chat about comparing atomic clocks and plans for a free electron laser

The First Stars May Have Weighed More Than 100,000 Suns

Recently astronomers have discovered that complex physics in the young cosmos may have led to the development of supermassive stars, each one weighing up to 100,000 times the mass of the Sun.

Some scientists think we may be living in a Groundhog Day universe

Something like 13.8 billion years ago, all energy in the universe was condensed into a single point. Until suddenly it wasn't. The resulting detonation was the most massive explosion in all of the universe's history, but from it, energy formed…

Green comet, visible in the night sky for first time since Stone Age, makes its closest pass by Earth | CNN

A green-hued comet has made its closest approach to Earth, wowing night sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere who caught a glimpse of the icy celestial object as it passed through our cosmic neighborhood.

This Binary System is Destined to Become a Kilonova

Kilonovae explosions are extraordinarily rare. A team of astronomers have spotted one waiting to happen...in about a million years.

Only Filmed Interview With "Father Of Big Bang" Theory Rediscovered After 60 Years

It's the only known filmed interview with Georges Lemaître, the physicist and Catholic priest who prosed the Big Bang theory, in existence.

A Revolutionary New Physics Hypothesis: Three Time Dimensions, One Space Dimension

How would our world be perceived by observers moving faster than light in a vacuum? According to theorists from Warsaw and Oxford universities, such a view would differ from what we encounter daily, with the presence of not only spontaneous…

How do you lose a radioactive capsule? Australian investigators are wondering too | CNN Business

The discovery of a tiny lost radioactive capsule beside a remote highway in Western Australia raises many questions -- not least how it escaped layers of radiation-proof packaging loaded onto a moving truck.

Radioactive capsule site in WA cleared of contamination

Authorities say no contamination has been detected at the site where a tiny radioactive capsule was discovered in outback WA.

Entirely new type of ice made using extremely cold steel balls | New Scientist

A new type of ice called medium-density amorphous ice has the same density as liquid water, so studying it could help us understand water’s strange behaviour at low temperatures

Astronomers Discover A “One-In-10-Billion” Kilonova-In-Waiting For First Time

The observation of neutron stars merging, known as a kilonova, changed astronomy forever, but this is the first time we’ve spotted one before the explosion.

Astronomers find rare star system that will lead to gold-producing explosion

Astronomers at the National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab announced the first confirmed detection of a star system that will one day form a kilonova explosion.

Supernova reveals rare pair of stars believed to be one of only about 10 like it in the Milky Way | CNN

An unusual star system created more of a fizz and less of a bang when it exploded in a supernova. The "ultra-stripped" supernova led researchers to discover the two stars 11,000 light-years away from Earth.

Astronomers Find Rare Star System That Will Trigger a Kilonova

The binary system will end in a massive, gold-forming explosion.

Medium-density amorphous ice

Ball milling ice creates an amorphous structure with a density close to liquid water.

What is space? What is time?

The future belongs to those who prepare for it, as scientists who petition federal agencies like Nasa and the Department of Energy for research funds know ..

Wormholes could magnify light by a factor of 100,000 | New Scientist

Wormholes, which are strange hypothetical tunnels through space-time, could act as cosmic magnifying glasses for objects behind them

Astronomers observe light bending around an isolated white dwarf

Astronomers have directly measured the mass of a dead star using an effect known as gravitational microlensing, first predicted by Albert Einstein in his General Theory of Relativity, and first observed ...

Mathematicians Prove This Knot Cannot Solve Major Problem | Quanta Magazine

A new proof shows that a knot some thought would contradict the famed slice-ribbon conjecture doesn’t.

Déjà Vuniverse: Why we may be living in a Groundhog Day universe

Is the Big Bang simply a repeating life cycle of the universe? Why some astronomers think we’re in a cosmic loop

Scientists are closing in on why the universe exists | CBC Radio

The mysterious ‘neutrino’ has a nickname: the ‘ghost particle.’ Benjamin Tam is finishing his PhD in Particle Astrophysics at Queen’s University. He takes us two kilometres deep below the earth’s surface where he and fellow scientists hope to watch neutrinos…