People of color tend to live in neighborhoods that expose them to higher levels of air pollution when compared to Caucasians, a new nationwide study indicates.
Current specimen collection methods are threatening endangered species, a team of researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) says.
Five anthropological factors independent of climate change will radically alter US Northern forests 50 years from now, a US Forest Service study reports.
Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled Monday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas plans for a fuel cell car adapter capable of powering homes, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Scientists may have figured out a way to harness solar power even at night, according to a study published in the journal Nature Chemistry.
The Portland Water Bureau in Oregon decided to flush about 40 million gallons of drinking water from its supply after a teenager was reportedly filmed urinating in a city reservoir.
Greenland, the icy island nation in the Arctic, gets its name from an Icelandic murderer exiled there, who called it "Greenland" in hopes that the name would attract settlers. But it turns out that long ago, Greenland was actually quite green.
US wildfires spanning across the West are getting bigger and more frequent, in part due to climate change, over the last 30 years.
A deadly avalanche on Mt. Everest early Friday has killed at least 12 people, all of whom were Nepalese guides preparing routes for other climbers.
Peru's government called for the evacuation of about 4,000 people living in the vicinity of the Ubinas volcano, an 18,600-foot stratovolcano in the nation's south.
A new method of establishing deep-sea and surface temperatures across the last 5 million years provides "crucial" information about how the ice ages came about, according to scientists.
The realities of a large-scale food shortage have been spelled out in a new study from Fred Davies, senior science advisor for the US Agency for International Development's bureau of food security.
By anchoring a floating nuclear power station several miles out at sea, engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offer an idea that may prevent future nuclear catastrophes such as the 2011 meltdown at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station.
At the height of the last Ice Age, the expansion and contraction of glaciers in Africa's Rwenzori Mountains were driven by air temperature, rather than precipitation, according to new research that carries with it a host of implications affecting glaciers today.
Last winter was a rough one for many North Americans, with polar vortexes bringing Arctic temperatures as far south as Florida. Meanwhile, residents on the continent's west enjoyed a relatively mild winter. According to new research this weather pattern, brought on by a "curvy" jet stream, has become more pronounced in the last 4,000 years and may become more so as the climate gets warmer.