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 tiny group of cave insects in Brazil gave scientists a big surprise when they discovered that females in the group have penises and males are equipped with a vagina.
A wayward sea lion pup is recovering in California after it was found hopping through an almond orchard very far from the sea.
The deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa appears to be getting under control, according to Guinea's health ministry.
After being carefully packed into shipping containers and hauled across the country in a FedEx truck, a priceless, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton has arrived at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, where it will spend the next 50 years.
The first total lunar eclipse of the year occurred early Tuesday, treating skywatchers across the Americas to an amazing spectacle: the Earth's shadow falling across the moon, casting it in an eerie orange hue.
A wildfire burning in the hills of Valparaiso, Chile has killed at least 12 people and consumed at least 1,000 homes, according to the latest news reports.
The Kenyan government will take over the country's wildlife management authority for the next three months after allegations of corruption within the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has led to the suspension of at least six senior officers, according to news reports.
Japan confirmed Friday it will comply with last week's ruling by the International Court of Justice and halt its annual whale hunting operations in the Antarctic Ocean.
US cable news channels are regularly subject to ridicule, but a new study offers a bit of validation for doing so. An analysis of three major US cable news networks' climate science coverage revealed that misleading or inaccurate climate information is being spread by all of them, with Fox News being the biggest offender.
California lawmakers tabled a bill Tuesday that would have banned keeping killer whales (orca) in captivity, specifically at SeaWorld's San Diego park location.
An underwater volcano off the coast of Japan that erupted with enough force to create an new island last year continues to rupture. The new, and growing, volcanic island has now essentially "eaten" a nearby island, and the eruption is showing no signs of abating, according to NASA's Earth Observatory.
After an unexpected winter hibernation, this week the Wankel T. rex - one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens on the planet - will begin a journey across the country to its new home at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.