The climate change discussion is one that we need to have now, rather than waiting until we feel its repercussions, new research from The Carnegie Institution for Science's Katharine Ricke and Ken Caldeira asserts.
Long-distance ocean swimmer Adam Walker was halfway through his 25-kilometer trek across New Zealand's Cook Strait last week when a pod of dolphins showed up to protect him from the great white shark swimming below.
Field work conducted by Brown University provided evidence that crabs are killing the coastal saltmarshes of southern New England and Long Island.
A former NASA scientist described global warming as "nonsense," dismissing the theory that climate change is a man-made problem, a belief held by President Barack Obama, and advocated that it is "absolutely stupid" to blame recent UK floods on human activity, the latest reports indicate.
Tiny, multilayer stacks of solar cells are able to generate ultrahigh efficiency power, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign report.
In an attempt to save Yosemite National Park's towering giant sequoias, workers in June will remove a road and parking lot from the cinnamon-colored forest, The New York Times reported.
A jury awarded a north Texas ranching family nearly $3 million from Aruba Petroleum when it became clear the company's nearby fracking and drilling was responsible for their severe health problems.
Amid battles for territory and threats of ivory-hungry poachers, wild elephants in China are struggling to find a safe haven, The New York Times reported.
The Fossil Hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is now closed for a five-year, $48 million renovation.
Researcher Leonid Moroz and fellow scientists are studying a fascinating translucent sea creature that has regenerating abilities on a floating laboratory off the Florida Keys in hopes of finding clues to genetics and spinal cord regeneration.
Scientists created miniature 3D glasses for praying mantises, the only invertebrates known to possess 3D vision, in order to compare it with vision in humans.
The National Park Service announced earlier this week that the mysterious holes that appear and vanish in the sands of Mount Baldy at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will keep the landmark closed indefinitely, according to The Associated Press.
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover may have a potential drilling candidate that is a Martian slab of sandstone named "Windjana," a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory news release reported.
The Yurok Tribe conservation group has been granted permission to return the great-winged California condor to its native lands of the Redwood Coast, according to The Associated Press.