Lakes

Scientists Warn: A Vicious Cycle of Oxygen Loss Threatens Water Quality in Lakes

Scientists Warn: A Vicious Cycle of Oxygen Loss Threatens Water Quality in Lakes

Scientists have recently confirmed that the world’s lakes are rapidly losing oxygen. With a seven-year, whole-ecosystem study, a team of…

May 30, 2022

Million-Year-Old Arctic Sedimentary Record Sheds Light on Climate Mystery That Has Puzzled Scientists

Oldest continuous arctic record is a step toward understanding dramatic shift in glacial cycles. New research is the first to…

May 20, 2022

Old Contaminants Decline in the Great Lakes While Newer Ones Rise

The concentrations of legacy contaminants are decreasing quicker than previously reported in three of the Great Lakes, but stayed virtually…

November 14, 2012

Sediments Suggest Lake Geneva was Devastated by an Ancient Tsunami

Over a century after the Romans gave up control of what's today Geneva, Switzerland, in 563 A.D., a deadly tsunami…

October 29, 2012

Prehistoric Fossilized Eocene Epoch Turtles Died Locked In Coitus

These extraordinary 47-million year old fossils depict prehistoric turtles reproducing. The study was led by Walter Joyce, of the University…

June 25, 2012

Cassini Detects Methane Lakes on Titan

Using its visual and infrared mapping spectrometer, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has detected methane lakes in the tropical region known as…

June 14, 2012

Cassini Explores Titan’s Lake, Similarities to Etosha Salt Pan

Based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, a newly published research paper suggests that Lake Ontario Lacus on Saturn’s moon…

April 20, 2012

Saturn’s Largest Moon Titan Seen in Unprecedented Detail

As one of the coldest places in the solar system, Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is also one of the most…

March 6, 2012

Russians Celebrate Drilling into Lake Vostok, Biggest Antarctic Subglacial Lake

It took two chilling decades, but the Russian team has finally broken into Lake Vostok, the largest of the lakes…

February 14, 2012

After 20 Years, Russian Drill Nears 14-Million-Year-Old Lake Vostok

A team of Russian researchers is close to breaching Lake Vostok, a prehistoric lake that's been trapped deep beneath the…

February 2, 2012