There are only 78 killer whales left in Pudget Sound, and their numbers continue to decline.
Life-sized, towering, and even miniature figures sprawled across Horseshoe Canyon's "Great Gallery" have been found to be a lot younger than previously thought, placing them in a pivotal time in human history.
Farmers and private land owners are getting pretty nervous about maps recently released to the public by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Critics of the Clean Water Act are concerned that the EPA will use the existence of intermittent waterways to expand its influence and control across states. EPA officials flatly deny this, saying that the public is being misled.
A major volcanic eruption has occurred in Papua New Guinea, prompting officials to evacuate some residents and establish a no-fly-zone over the affection region.
Iceland's Barðarbunga volcano really can't make up its mind on whether or not it wants to show off. The Icelandic volcano officially began to erupt last midnight, prompting officials to declare a no-fly-zone over the volcano. Now, however, that declaration has been rescinded, as it appears to be a relatively shy eruption.
Animals at a Gaza zoo lie among debris, dead carcasses, and filthy conditions after more than a month of being caught in crossfire between Israel and Palestinian militants, according to reports.
Archaeologists have unearthed the palace of potentially the biggest partier of the Bronze Age, boasting a personal wine cellar significantly larger than any ever seen before.
The NOAA has officially recognized 20 different types of coral as threatened species, enabling new action to be taken to ensure the preservation of their dwindling habitats in the wake of climate change and human influence.
Giant panda Ai Hin has been accused of faking her pregnancy to get extra food and attention.
Wildlife in Olympic National Park is already returning to the area as the Elwha River is restored, with the last remaining portion of Glines Canyon Dam destroyed Tuesday.
Significant seismic activity has been occurring between Iceland's Barðarbunga volcano and Askja volcano, which are only about 30 miles apart. A number of heavier magnitude earthquakes have rocked the region since last night, and Icelandic officials have been reporting ongoing earthquake swarms.
Monarch butterflies have declined by more than 90 percent since 1990, and conservationists fear that they could disappear from North America altogether if more isn't done to protect their habitats.
Patrick the wombat turned 29 over the weekend, marking yet another successful and happy year for the world's oldest living wombat.
Although sightings of bears, mountain lions and wolves are relatively rare in Illinois, the three are now protected species under state law.
An ancient shipwreck has been discovered off the coast of a Maltese island that is remarkably well preserved. Its intact cargo has already proved to be a treasure trove of Phoenician artifacts - some of the oldest the world has ever seen.