Oxford University's Professor Myles Allen said we have 'changed the odds' on weather conditions, with wetter and warmer winters now more likely Normal weather is now a “thing of the past”, a leading climate
President Obama announced EPA’s new Clean Power Plan at the White House yesterday, citing the need to reduce carbon pollution from power plants as an historic step in taking real action on climate change.
Toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), once used in products ranging from fluorescent lights and appliances to insulation and insecticide, were banned in the late 1970s as carcinogens and general health
(CNN) — Theo Bronkhorst appears to have had a long, smooth career as an African safari hunting guide, but a tempest has engulfed him since he allegedly helped Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer kill Cecil
You don’t need a rocket to leave Earth. There’s a slower, gentler trip in the works—and it comes with a cocktail. When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, was
One in five cancers may be caused when common chemicals – deemed safe on their own – blend lethally inside the human body, study reveals Chemicals deemed safe to humans may blend lethally together inside
Despite concerns about Australia’s dwindling koala numbers, Victoria’s state government conducted a secret cull to prevent overpopulation in a bushland area Australian authorities have killed almost 700
Two hundred million and counting: That's how many times a documentary about China's massive air pollution problem has been viewed online since the weekend. Environmentalists are hailing it as an eye-opener
For decades, sharks have gotten a raw deal on the high seas, where fishermen have butchered them alive by the hundreds of millions and thrown their carcasses overboard, keeping only the prized fins to
Nepal is cracking down on the mountaineers who seek to emulate the 1953 feat of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, in the process giving the 8,850-metre (29,035-foot) peak the dubious honor
For the last five years, SDO has been snapping, on average, one picture every second of the sun's surface. Just last month, the spacecraft took its 100-millionth image, shown to the right. In celebration
There's just one little problem: During a test run on January 14, the intense heat from the mirrors reportedly incinerated and/or vaporized more than 100 birds. Rewire reports that during the test, operators
New study of DNA suggests generations of bears are ‘moving towards areas with more persistent year-round sea ice’ It was just a theory, but for years scientists believed what years of observation were
The map above was developed by the U.S. National Drought Monitor, a partnership of U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Honeybees are dying off at too high a rate to guarantee their long-term survival, even though fewer were lost last winter, a US government report said on Thursday. The total losses among hive honeybees
Succulents sure don’t suck. In fact, they are awesome. They last for a long time with very little water and they don’t need too much love to stay alive. If you take a small piece of a succulent and bury
Growing up in post-war Germany, photographer Christoph Gielen was "repulsed" by the rows of drab, identical, pre-fabricated buildings that were constructed quickly to rebuild cities lost to Allied bombings.