Floods in the Australian state of Queensland exacted a terrible toll last December and January. But one part of the Australian state welcomed the floods and is now thriving: The Outback. The World's Jason Margolis has more from Australia.
Lake Vostok is located 2.2 miles beneath Antarctica's icy surface. It's been unseen and untouched for about 20 million years. But now reports are surfacing that Russian engineers may have reached the lake after a decades-long effort to drill into it.
For over 40 years, scientists have speculated that life in some form exists deep beneath the surface of glacial ice. Now new research confirms says they're right — and raises questions about how these microorganisms affect the Earth's ecosystem.
Iceland is in a unique position as far as the changing global environment. The northern country not only sees the melting ice, but also has a front-row seat for the effort to convert to a clean-energy economy. Iceland uses clean energy for virtually all of its electricity and heating.