In Oklahoma, major earthquakes—virtually unknown in the state until the fracking boom—depress property values.
While the legal fight hinges on the pipeline's new route, risks below ground remain the same.
Humans have altered the Earth so much over the last generation that scientists expect geologists of the future to be able find our signature.
In Island on Fire, Alexandra Witze and Jeff Kanipe put recent volcanic events into the context of the legendary 1783 eruption of Iceland's Laki.
A deadly 2010 earthquake in Mexico that sealed off an overtaxed fishing ground also revealed a “treasure trove” of seismic data in California.
A deadly earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, a year ago still has policymakers asking what should be the city's next step as it rebuilds and redesigns.
Researchers have drilled into the middle of America in hopes of understanding past eras when the Earth burped out huge amounts of greenhouse gases.
An elegant archaeological hypothesis, under fire for results that can’t be replicated, may ultimately come undone.
A lucid look at decades of failed attempts to reach seismology's Holy Grail: the precise prediction of when earthquakes will occur.