As hot as Hades, maybe not, but a new study by climate scientists from the University of Bristol says both Texas and Los Angeles share a climate similar to Middle Earth's Mordor.
The rarest species of orchid in Europe has been rediscovered on a volcanic range in the Azores, scientists report.
It might be no surprise that the coldest temperature on Earth was measured in Antarctica, but the latest and most-detailed global surface temperature maps reveal a spot on the South Pole that registered at minus 136 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 93.2 Celsius).
A new study in the journal Nature suggests that rivers and streams release carbon dioxide at a rate five times greater than the world's lakes and reservoirs combined.
Though it may sound counter-intuitive, deforestation may provide better climate benefits for certain areas than if the trees were left standing, researchers from Dartmouth College suggest.
At the conclusion Friday of the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WPFC), some of the 43 member nations said the meeting was a failure because a measure to introduce safeguards to prevent the overfishing of key tuna species was not passed.
Australian researchers have found large reserves of freshwater beneath oceans.
Rising ocean acidity could lead to some very anxious fish, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
The first global synthesis on the state of the plant-eating fish that live among coral reefs has found that where fishing is prevalent, populations of these fish have declined by more than 50 percent compared to non-fished reef areas.
For many millennia, we humans have considered ourselves superior, primarily due to our large brains and our ability to reason. However, we might not be as smart as we think. Researchers from Australia point out that there are different kinds of geniuses out there, some even better than us.
The Arctic Ocean has has long been known as a carbon sink, but a new study suggests that while the frigid waters do store large quantities of carbon, parts of the ocean are also a source of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
A new report by the National Research Council augments the threats of sudden climate change by reporting that even a steady and gradual change in climate can have abrupt impacts on ecosystems and human infrastructure if certain thresholds are crossed.
A firm in Japan is planning to build a solar power plant on the moon. Called the LUNA RING, the project will harness sun's power and beam it to the earth.
Tiny bits of plastics in oceans make lugworms sick, two studies have recently reported.
Representatives from 43 nations are meeting in Carins, Australia this week to discuss the future of key tuna stocks and the regulations regarding commercial fishing done by nations eager to have sushi bars and supermarkets filled full of fish.