Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently donated a total of two million dollars to the ocean conservation group known as Oceans 5. But this is no isolated donation, the renowned celebrity is also a well-respected environmental advocate, and has made numerous donations and earned significant accolades over the years.
A population of California mountain lions has been split up because of local freeways and construction, but they may soon be reunited with the construction of an overpass, reports say.
One of the last northern white rhinos on the planet has died in a reserve in Kenya, highlighting the species' risk of extinction.
A solar eclipse is happening later this week, and North Americans will have the best seats in the house for this stunning show.
About 385 million years ago, a pair of ancient Scottish fish did a jig that was somewhat like square dancing, and now scientists are saying this was actually the awkward origin of sex.
NASA's three state-of-the-art Mars orbiters successfully dodged a comet and its dangerous debris just yesterday, after months of preparation for this rare fly-by event.
Some gluten free foods have been found to boast worrying concentrations of arsenic, as revealed by the analyses of flour, cakes, bread, pasta and other foods made with rice.
For the first time, scientists are using a robotic aerial drone to get up close and personal with orca whales, offering a new glimpse into the life of these marine mammals.
Researchers are arguing that some very lucky individuals may be naturally immune to Ebola infection, and finding them could open doors for treatment and disease containment not even considered.
Japanese mountain ranges have grown more dangerous in recent years, according to local experts. That's because the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami event that inflicted significant damage on residential areas and the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant may have also left a good number of volcanoes shaken and ready to pop.
A mystery sea creature boasting 100 tentacle-like arms is flummoxing a Singapore fisherman credited with the catch, and even with help from experts, the "alien" has yet to be identified.
The Hawaiian islands are known for their slow and ponderous lava flows that can lasts for months. Hurricane-force winds certainly don't fit that description, but can be equally disastrous given the right circumstances. Now, both natural forces could be encroaching upon Hawaii at the same time, which is worrying officials.
The fate of yellow-Billed Cuckoos, which were just named a threatened species earlier this month, lies in the hands of the feds, who have put off designating nearly 550,000 acres of "critical habitat" for the birds.
A potentially deadly fungus is sweeping through a river in Montana, trashing the immune systems of local trout and making them increasingly susceptible to other illnesses. Local experts are worried that this could disrupt future populations in the area, as the fungus is disrupting spawning season.
Lake Erie, like a good portion of US waters, has always been vulnerable to large harmful algae blooms (HABs). However, a new study has revealed that this vulnerability has been on the rise in recent years, making it harder for officials to prevent threats to public health.