Saturday, November 15, 2014
Yushan, the tallest peak in Taiwan, saw the first snow of the season early Friday as abundant moisture and low temperatures caused by strong seasonal winds swept across the area.
Europe's comet lander Philae has come to rest in the shadow of a cliff, posing a potential problem for its solar panels, scientists said Thursday as they published the first image ever taken from the surface of a comet.
Lightning has the power to spark wildfires and kill, and scientists said Thursday that climate change may lead to 50 percent more of it by century's end.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Vast areas of land and sea have become environmental sanctuaries in recent years but the world is not funding them adequately, the United Nations warned Thursday.
Australia said Thursday it will ban the dumping of dredging waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef as environmentalists called for the government to go further and commit to a total halt.
The surviving pilot of the Virgin Galactic spaceship that crashed last month unbuckled himself and was thrown free from the disintegrating craft, investigators said Wednesday.
Europe made history Wednesday by placing the first-ever lander on a comet — but the robot failed to anchor itself properly, raising concerns at ground control.
Republicans warned Wednesday that U.S. President Barack Obama's deal with China to curb greenhouse gas emissions would face stiff opposition in the coming U.S. Congress.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
A European probe was poised to land on a comet Wednesday, the culmination of a historic quest to explore an enigma of the Solar System, mission control said.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
European scientists are gearing for the culmination of two decades' work and a 1.3-billion-euro (US$1.6-billion) bet with the first-ever landing on a comet on Wednesday.