Nearly 7,000 cities and town from 152 countries will now be participating in the Earth Hour on March, 23, 2013. Landmarks around the world are expected to switch-off lights between 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time, as a show of support for the planet, according to media reports.
Scientists announced new research on Friday which linked the abrupt disappearance of half of earth's species 200 million years ago to a precisely dated set of gigantic volcanic eruptions.
In a recent interview with the Boston Globe, Admiral Samuel Locklear said the most serious threat to Asia-Pacific is climate change. Is he right?
Beer-making was crucial to the development of human civilization by fueling a "culture of feasting" that gave rise to agriculture in the ancient world, says a new study.
A New Jersey appellate court chose to uphold a rule that will allow the DEP to waive environmental regulations in cases they deem appropriate.
Latin American governments are allowing destruction of forests, rivers and local communities in exchange for money from companies with ties to environmentally destructive industries, according to a new study of Latin American nations.
Eight new species of frogs have been discovered in one place -- Sri Lanka's Peak Wilderness Sanctuary, but most of the frogs are on the verge of extinction, according to a new study.
Scientists have presented new evidence suggesting that it was likely a speeding comet - not an asteroid - that sent the dinosaurs to extinction some 65 million years ago.
Millions of prawns have now blanketed a beach in Coronel, which is about 330 miles or 530 kilometers to the south of the capital Santiago, Chile, according to media reports.
The annual spring outlook from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted hotter, drier conditions across much of the US, including parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The NOAA said temperatures will give way to warmer-than-average weather and continued drought in areas that need moisture.
For the first time, scientists can point to the volcanoes that killed the dinosaurs.
Great white sharks might be even more ravenous than previously thought. A new study shows that the world's largest predatory fish eat up to four times as much as scientists previously estimated.
Global levels of nitrogen have remained stable for the last 500 years despite humans increasing nitrogen production around the world, a new study from Kansas State University has found.
With the recent conclusion of the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Confernece, more theories as to where the oil went are coming to light.
According to a new study, the natural ups and down of climates are more important in predicting rainfall distribution than the effects of global warming. Researchers say that the findings of the study must be taken into account while predicting future climate change.