Toxic red algae, causing "bloody" rains and tides in the Baltic, are rapidly spreading across the seas and oceans because they have turned out to be absolute omnivores, Russian scientists have found.
Basic probability essentially demands intelligent alien races must exist somewhere in the universe. After all, there are billions of stars in the galaxy similar to the Sun, and it's almost certain at least some will be orbited by Earth-like planets.
Rumors about a so-called Nazi gold train in Poland and Russia's mythical Amber Room have circulated since the end of the World War II. Meanwhile, “Hitler’s hoard” unexpectedly emerged off the coast of Iceland.
The British government, backed by London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, has given the green light to the Crossrail 2 project. The £30 billion (US$39 billion) project would create a new north-south railway under London.
Pope Francis has decided to shut down 100 fountains in the Vatican over the next few days in a bid to help the city of Rome survive a severe drought.
Scientists in the US have estimated that a total of 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been produced over the course of history, and it's enough to cover a country the size of Argentina. It's also comparative to a ton of plastic for every person on the planet.
In what is said to be a major milestone in a long-running radioactive clean-up operation, an underwater robot has recorded images of significant deposits of what is suspected to be melted nuclear fuel at the bottom of one of the damaged reactors at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant.
Many countries are undertaking water infrastructure construction projects that may negatively affect neighbors and increase the potential for future conflicts over water access.
Two new earthquakes occurred late on Saturday near the coast of the Greek resort island of Kos in the Aegean Sea, Athens’ Institute of Geodynamics said.
The flight of a Chinese investor has created a yawning $230 million chasm in Finland's bioenergy project, effectively leaving two planned biofuel plants without the necessary support.
The majestic yet vulnerable polar bear, an iconic symbol of Arctic wildlife, remains the perennial focus of environmentalists' attention. On the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, polar bears themselves have been found to pose a threat to the local animal population.
Fate smiled again on the crew of a fishing boat who caught a giant squid during a trawl 240 kilometers (150 miles) off the coast of Ireland.
A terrifying wildfire has devoured more than 70 square miles of Mariposa County in California, triggering a series of evacuations as state officials work desperately to prevent the fire from reaching Yosemite National Park.
Upsetting activists and researchers alike, the practice of large-scale trawling is causing a massive uptick in dolphin deaths in the waters along the French and British coasts, leading many to demand tougher protections for the sea mammals.
The Nord Stream 2 project's impact on the environment in the Baltic region will be selective and reversible, the company is ready to provide reasoning regarding every issue at the public hearings, the spokesperson of Nord Stream 2 AG, a subsidiary of Russia's Gazprom responsible for the project, told Sputnik Tuesday.
It seems that the migrant crisis is affecting not only humans, but animals as well. In recent years, Denmark took in over 500 new species, owing to warmer weather, less hunting and more advanced transportation methods. At present, however, it remains to be seen whether the newcomers constitute a threat.
Following a meeting between Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump, the French president asserted that the US leader may rescind his intention to leave the global Paris Climate Accord.
US President Donald Trump promised to find solution to his decision on US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper.
Russian scientists have developed a pioneering technology that can create environmentally friendly packaging materials from biodegradable compositions based on polyethylene and various natural fillers. This is a chance to defeat one of the causes of environmental pollution in Russia.
The recent breaking off of one of the world's biggest-ever icebergs from an Antarctica ice shelf is an uncommon event which is unlikely to be caused by a warming climate, Antarctica expert Professor Martin Siegert told Sputnik.
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