After a series of mishaps, the U.S. Department of Interior is strengthening the requirements Shell will need to adhere to before it can drill in the Arctic.
A new study has found that climate change has forced polar bears to spend a lot of time on land. Since the polar bears require drifting sea ice to travel, hunt and mate, less ice means they have to survive on their fat reserves. Researchers add that the change in migration pattern has also affected reproduction of these polar bears.
New research indicates that petroleum consumption and carbon emissions in vehicles in America can be reduced 80 percent by 2050.
An ancient tectonic plate along the American west coast long thought to have been subducted beneath North America is causing scientists to re-examine the entire tectonic history of western North America.
After years of hiding it under the bed, China is approaching the issue of cancer villages.
The coronal mass ejection that flew by Earth at some 900 miles per second produced a minor geomagnetic storm, which in-turn produced some particularly lovely northern lights.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced yesterday that he plans to take action in protecting the Ross Sea.
Tourists feeding stingrays have changed the creatures' feeding habits along with behavior and mating habits, a new study finds. Researchers say the research finding raises questions about the impact of interactive tourism on marine wildlife, reports e!sciencenews.
Planktons near the surface of water have more carbon than was previously believed, according to a new study. Researchers argue that the scientific models that estimate the amount of carbon dioxide in water need to be revised as data on phytoplankton has shown that these planktons soak-up double the amount of carbon dioxide than estimated.
A high-speed coronal mass ejection erupted from the sun and is blazing in the direction of Earth at speeds of 900 miles per second.
New York adopts a new plan to sterilize the city's rat population.
It isn't just genetics or diet that raises the risk of high blood pressure, but even exposure to certain chemicals raises risk of hypertension even before birth. A new study has shown that DDT exposure in the womb raises high blood pressure risk in women.
Sri Lankans have December 29, 2012, deeply engraved in their memory. That day - better yet, that night - many witnessed a fireball lighting up the skies over the province of Polonnaruwa, spraying fragments across the countryside.
Australian authorities announced Monday that they found and destroyed a giant African snail in Brisbane.
Tropical forests won't lose as many plants due to global warming as were projected by previous research, says a new study. Researchers say that tropical forests are more resilient to global warming previously thought.