Iceland: Alarm sounded over ‘beautiful but deadly’ black sand beach and sneaker waves

Iceland’s most famous black sand beach is a lure for international visitors, but a combination of geology and the raw power of the ocean make it a deadly attraction. The black sands and roaring waves of Reynisfjara beach are among the main attractions along the scenic south coast of Iceland. It’s known for its haunting … Read more

Frozen sand dunes created by climate change

Editor’s Note – This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi (CNN) – Drive an hour or so southeast out of the city … Read more

What’s it like to be on Venus or Pluto? We studied their sand dunes and found some clues.

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The publication contributed the article to’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Andrew Gunn (opens in new tab)Lecturer, Monash University What is it like to be on the surface of Mars or Venus? Or even further afield, such as on Pluto, or Saturn’s … Read more

Sea Levels Are Creeping Up, But Some Beaches Are Getting Bigger. Here’s Why

In a warmer world, rising sea levels could render many coastlines, beaches, and reef islands uninhabitable, or destroy them altogether. The 1.09 ℃ Earth has warmed since pre-industrial times has already heightened seas by 20 centimeters. But curiously, research shows some coastlines and even low-lying coral reef islands are actually growing rather than eroding in … Read more

Scientists use recycled glass waste as sand replacement in 3D printing — ScienceDaily

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed the capability to use recycled glass in 3D printing, opening doors to a more environmentally sustainable way of building and construction. Glass is one material that can be 100 per cent recycled with no reduction in quality, yet it is one of the least recycled … Read more

This Giant Moon of Saturn Has Yet Another Strange Similarity to Earth

Compared to most places you might wander in the Solar System, Titan – the giant moon of Saturn – is in many ways strangely familiar to Earth. In fact, Titan is the only moon in the Solar System with a dense atmosphere, providing a number of quasi-Earth-like weather phenomena, such as methane rainfall, which feeds … Read more