A new study has spurred further research into the impacts of soil formation on modern-day problems like heavy metal contamination in agricultural soils.
Ocean thermal energy conversion could power the world’s tropical islands, if it ever gets out of the “innovation valley of death.”
Move over Hephaestus, Poseidon’s got this one.
The discovery of large freshwater reservoirs off Hawaii suggests that other volcanic islands may have similar resources, which could help meet water demands amid population growth and climate change.
Atolls have a long and complex history related to seafloor evolution, and Darwin’s model is only the beginning of the story.
Although some islands demonstrate more resiliency than previously thought, island communities may require significant flood-resistant infrastructure to maintain their way of life.
Microbes living in the sand on a barrier island alter the way they break down organic matter as their environment changes throughout the year, which has implications for the surrounding water column.
Researchers used a combination of ground and space-based measures to look for warning signs for the flank collapse at Anak Krakatau in 2018, which triggered a tsunami that killed hundreds.
A never-before-published data set from the Cold War could help scientists unravel the mysterious western Arctic Ocean.
An international team of scientists installed a novel, dense network of 48 seismic sensors on the island of Lipari to investigate the active magma system underground.