President Obama said he will use all of his powers -- including the power of the veto -- to defend his plan for climate change, the White House said. This announcement comes on the eve of new rules that
In 1999, Washington state resident John Belles made a smart decision. Knowing that he lived in an area prone to wildfires, he built his home from concrete to reduce the risk of losing his house, should a
Shopkeepers in San Francisco’s Chinatown are still selling black rhino horns, despite recent crackdowns by federal agents. The horns, wanted by practitioners of traditional medicine for their purported
It's not the size of the earthquake, so much as its rate of oscillation that determines the extent of injuries and damage, suggest two scientific papers published this week. Following the 7.8 magnitude
We just have to cut right to the chase on this one. Every single major forest biome is dying, according to reports in the latest issue of Science, which is devoted to the special topic of worldwide forest
The US government has just granted Royal Dutch Shell permission to drill into oil-bearing rock some 8,000 feet below the Arctic's sea floor, leading the way for the first such drilling in the area in 24
NASA and other agencies are finding indications that an intense El Niño event may be heading to the west coasts of the North and South Americas soon. While this may sound dandy for drought-stricken areas
On Wednesday of this week, like so many days of so many other weeks, environmental workers were using heavy equipment to cleanup an area near a disused mine. This time, near Durango, Colorado, something
As California struggles to contain ferocious wildfires and the Pacific Northwest anxiously waits for the Cascadia fault to reawaken, right across the ocean, Russians are dealing with a natural disaster of
A $13.8 bn railway project, linking Nairobi to Mombasa, will cut right through Nairobi National Park in Kenya. The Chinese-funded railway line is set to replace the colonial-era Lunatic Express, so-named
A new study, penned by 17 of the world’s top climate change experts, suggests that rates of glacial melt have been drastically underestimated and, with this new information, sea levels are projected to
In Arizona, a heated struggle over a patch of land has pitted Native Americans against Republicans in Congress as Apache seek to regain continued protection for an area considered holy to their people.
This year is on its way to being the hottest year on record, according to the newest data, and we are only halfway through 2015! So far, June was the hottest June in all the 136 years that we have been
The National Park Service operations budget has been cut 80 percent or nearly $190 million, in the last 4 years alone, but that's not enough for a group backed by the Charles G Koch Charitable Foundation.