Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Thousands of power plants worldwide face sharp reductions in electricity output by mid-century due to more frequent heatwaves and drought driven by global warming, according to a study published Monday.
Monday, January 4, 2016
The number of rhinos poached in South Africa in 2015 was slightly lower than in the previous year, representing modest progress by law enforcement in countering poachers who have killed rhinos in record numbers, according to a conservation group.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Banking into the wind and then gliding out of sight, a male California condor flew back into the wild after a captive breeding program that helped save North America's largest species of land bird.
The 2 million revelers who ushered in 2016 on Rio de Janeiro's famed Copacabana Beach left behind a calling card Friday: 315 tonnes of trash for the Olympic host city to cart away.
Friday, January 1, 2016
Temperatures at the North Pole rose above freezing point Wednesday, 20 degrees Celsius above the mid-winter norm and the latest abnormality in a season of extreme weather events.
Hundreds of years ago, Brazil's southern Atlantic waters were sailed by pirates in search of plunder. Now these remote depths, dubbed the "Blue Amazon," hold richer treasures for scientists.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
A giant squid that wandered into a Japanese port has been guided back out to sea almost a week after it was spotted, giving enthusiasts and experts a rare glimpse of the mysterious creature.
Millions of Delhi residents will have to find alternative ways to work from Friday, when authorities launch a trial of draconian traffic restrictions to try to clean up the world's most polluted capital.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Deadly extreme weather on at least five continents is driven in large part by a record-breaking El Nino, but climate change is a likely booster too, experts said Monday.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Civic groups from across Taiwan congregated on the capital Saturday to call for a fight against harmful air quality and the phase-out of fossil fuel-based energy production on the island.