On their way to solving one of the great issues of climate change, the presence of too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, a group of chemists unexpectedly
In attempts to control mosquito populations that have the potential to spread Zika virus, mass applications of pesticides from trucks and airplanes have also devastated honeybee populations in
August 24, 2016 – Rome A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy near the city of Norcia, with reports of falling buildings and people trapped in the rubble.
With flags flying at half mast in memory of former IOC member and FIFA head Joao Havelange, the games continued with the events including beach volleyball, gymnastics, boxing,
Perhaps not surprisingly, 2016 is set to break the records set first in 2014, then 2015, for the highest average global surface temperature on record as both NASA
The upward trend in global temperatures continued in May 2016, according to data released on June 16, 2016, making it the 13th consecutive month of the warmest temperatures
In the way that politics make any sense, the federal government and the state of Ohio are now addressing the algae bloom in Lake Erie, two years after
April 2016 represented the seventh consecutive month of record-setting temperatures globally, according to data from NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Compared to the 1951 to 1980 average
If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s no one around, do the other trees feel the pain? Well, if you listen to German forest ranger and
Governor Jerry Brown of California has declared a State of Emergency at Porter Ranch on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 as a result of the methane gas leak that
A Southern California methane gas leak near the affluent community of Porter Ranch has forced at least 1675 households to relocate. The Southern California Gas Company is paying
Ground-breaking scientific studies provide hopeful new insights into white tiger genetics. Critics still question the ethics and conservation value of white tiger breeding. Abuse and Exploitation. Claims of Conservation.
A tiny toxin called domoic acid, produced by marine algae known as pseudo-nitzschia, has long been known to destroy brain cells. Recently, scientists at the University of California
An algae bloom known as a “red tide” has prompted the closing of beaches in Mississippi and forced the shutdown of oyster harvesting there and in Louisiana. Unfortunately,
Scientists, fishermen and environmentalists have reported a significant increase in the number of Pacific whales tangled in nets and fishing lines that have been spotted along the West
California residents are being warned not to eat any crabs that are caught along the West Coast this year. Because of high levels of a potentially lethal toxin,
October 26, 2015 A strong earthquake measuring 7.7M rattled the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on 1:36 PM Kabul time today. The tremors were felt all over central Asia, with shockwaves reaching as far as
A reported 7.1 magnitude earthquake has shaken up the Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Wednesday. It is located about 337km from the capital city of Port-Vila. There were no
A hammerhead shark closed Newport Beach along a two-mile section of the Balboa Peninsula on October 19 after a tourist captured video footage of the shark swimming near
An early snowfall came to parts of the Midwest through to the Eastern states over the weekend. From northern Michigan to New York state, several inches had fallen
Typhoon Koppu has made landfall in the northern part of the Philippines early Sunday; and the country’s weather agency forecasts powerful winds that could last for three days.
The Chernobyl disaster in 1986 contaminated over 1,600 square miles in Ukraine, which led to the population of people and wildlife evacuating that area. Now it is a
Tropical storm Joaquin has just strengthened into a category 1 hurricane on Wednesday as it roars towards the central Bahamas. A hurricane warning has been issued for that
Typhoon Dujuan struck the east coast of Taiwan on Monday night claiming two lives and injuring 324 others. Thousands of residents were left without power and water after