A new study found that coal ash produced from three major U.S. coal-producing basins contains highly radioactive contaminants.
Researchers discovered that by soaking and heating used coffee grounds through simple processes, the waste could instead be used to store methane.
Deep in their mud mounds, termites are doing mysterious things regarding temperature change.
A gecko's anatomy helps lizards of all sizes walk on ceilings and walls.
Researchers discovered that male seahorses can be just as nurturing during their pregnancy as female mammals.
Crocodiles roamed areas of Wyoming and Canada 50 million years ago, enjoying the temperate climates. But since these areas are so far from ocean warming effects, scientists wondered how they remained habitable for large aquatic reptiles.
Toxins from algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay may affect human and marine species' health.
Inbreeding among Saltmarsh sparrows and Nelson's sparrows is creating a hybrid zone that is difficult for researchers to identify--and threatening the species with extinction.
According to new models, storm surges are expected to increase significantly in areas that aren't usually susceptible to tropical storms. Researchers call these cyclones Gray Swans, and believe that as climate change increase, so does the possibility of these potentially devastating storms.
Scientists recently mapped the development of one of the world's largest consolidated piles of dust and erosion--China's vast Loess Plateau. In doing so, they studied both wind-related geology change and climate change.
Careful planning of cities from now on is urged by new research, which finds that compact design plus extended green spaces is best.
Deep-sea fishing endangers vulnerable species that live farther underwater. To avoid permanent biodiversity loss, depth regulations are being discussed in Europe.
Insect-eating Balkan green lizards have new digestive systems that allow for varied food consumption. Researchers believe this is a result of less rainfall affecting their food supply.
Scientists developed an artificial leaf that can harness sunlight and produce efficient fuel. Their model is even cost-effective and rust-resistant.
Researchers from the University of Texas at El Paso studied fourth and fifth grade children to see how air pollution affected their school work. Even after accounting for other possible contributors, they found that children exposed to higher concentrations had lower GPAs.