Switzerland will phase out nuclear power from 2019, after 58 percent of voters in a referendum supported a switch to renewables. The vote comes only months after Britain opted to build a new nuclear power station.
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Russia’s South Kuril Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
New research on the Antarctic Peninsula has found that the frozen wasteland is becoming verdant and green. The researchers say that the Earth’s warming has allowed plants and moss to thrive where once it was too cold for them to live.
Unusual ancient megaliths resembling the heads of a griffin and a dragon were discovered on Mokhnataya mountain, some 20 kilometers away from the resort town of Belokurikha in Russia’s Altai Mountains.
A Hong Kong-based campaigner has managed to persuade 42 airlines and transport companies to ban the transport of shark fins on their planes but US companies such as FedEx and United Airlines have yet to follow suit. Shark fin soup is a delicacy in China but conservationists say it is endangering several species of shark.
The toxic remnants of the US military bases in Greenland, some of the world's most pristine areas, continue to sow seeds of discord in the Danish Realm and recently the bitter row over the responsibility for the clean-up has gained a second wind.
With the world’s oceans overwhelmed by pollution, a Dutch entrepreneur is preparing to launch a system to clean it up.
New Zealand has launched an unprecedented conservation project. The country aims to save its rare native birds by exterminating all rats, possums and stoats on the island.
A new study from University College London (UCL) has suggested that Europe’s only supervolcano, in Italy, may soon erupt once more, for the first time in half a millennium.
Head of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Rosgidromet) Alexander Frolov stated that Finland will hold a large conference on scientific issues in the beginning of 2018.
The Russian environment monitoring service's head said that cooperation with the United States continues despite sanctions.
The United States ended its chairmanship over Arctic Council with signing a climate change declaration, but expressed its reluctance to follow the 2015 Paris Agreement on greenhouse emissions.
A group of paddle-boarders were frolicking in the water on the beachfront of Dana Point, Orange County, when a voice came down from a helicopter loudspeaker. Orange County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brian Stockbridge said probably the last thing in the world that they wanted to hear.
A pioneering new study has uncovered large amounts of water in the "primitive atmosphere" of an exoplanet, which is a similar size to Neptune. The discovery could help uncover how such planets formed, to provide insight into how other planets in galaxies across the universe.
The indigenous peoples should adapt to the expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, a US congressman argues.
Congressman Don Young said Arctic Council member nations should work on how they would jointly put in navigation lanes, charter the seas, and monitor potential pollution.
Scientists seem to have solved one of the conundrums presented by the TRAPPIST-1 star system, where planets remain in orbit thanks to a "resonant chain," a rhythmic pattern of orbit that researchers have managed to put to music.
Today the Arctic Council is meeting in Alaska and the United States is preparing to hand over the reins to Finland. All eyes are on Russia, which is investing US$180 billion in the Arctic region, and at an event in London the Finns have promised to broker peace and prosperity in the Far North.
A new study has found that an object in the constellation Pisces which was thought to be the one of the closest brown dwarfs to our own Sun is more like a planet than a star.
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