Thursday, September 3, 2015
When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.
Most seabirds have already eaten plastic in the oceans, and scientists projected Monday that 99 percent will have done so by 2050. Plastics are pervasive in the world's waters due to pollution, and birds -- including albatrosses, penguins and gulls -- can mistake brightly colored bottle tops or other fragments for food.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
A surfer escaped injury on Saturday after a great white shark bit her board off California's central coast.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
A hundred prominent artists, academics and public figures signed a combative climate change manifesto released Thursday calling for an end to "climate crimes" and the era of fossil fuels.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Sea levels are rising around the world, and the latest satellite data suggests that 1 meter (3 feet) or more is unavoidable in the next 100-200 years, NASA scientists said Wednesday.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
--Stretches of Waikiki's white sands and blue waters were deserted Tuesday after officials warned that heavy rains triggered a 1.9-million-liter sewage spill near Hawaii's world-famous tourist district.
Illegal logging more than tripled in the monarch butterfly's wintering grounds In central Mexico, reversing several years of steady improvements, investigators announced Tuesday.
Deep in the pristine Amazon jungle, Brazil's newest skyscraper has a mission unlike any other: to save the world.
Under attack from hordes of ravenous starfish, Pacific coral is getting help from an unexpected source -- seaweed, an arch enemy, researchers said on Wednesday.