Critics of the Trump administration’s decision have argued that the previous Obama-era regulations created financial assurance requirements that focused on polluters most likely to have toxic or hazardous waste releases.
Hurricane Eta, initially rated as a Category 4 cyclone, pummeled much of Central America in early November and brought heavy rains that prompted massive flooding and landslides in the region. Declared the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Eta killed over 100 individuals before eventually downgrading into a tropical storm.
Jupiter, a gas giant with a mass one-thousandth that of the sun, is the fifth planet from the sun and is the largest in the solar system. Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun, is the second-largest in the solar system with an average radius of about nine times that of Earth.
In 2020, western portions of the US underwent a series of devastating wildfires that burned millions of acres, destroyed thousands of buildings and killed dozens of residents. In California alone, over 4.1 million acres were torched as extremely dry vegetation served as an igniter.
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe this year, infecting more than 56 million people to date and claiming more than 1.3 million lives, according to the latest tally by Worldometer.
Prior to making landfall in Nicaragua earlier this week, Hurricane Iota became the first cyclone to reach Category 5 status in the 2020 hurricane season in addition to becoming only the second storm with the rating to be recorded in the Atlantic basin in November.
Researchers examining Greenland’s glaciers have determined that by the year 2100, sea levels may spike up to 14.9 millimeters if measures are not put in place to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Hurricane Iota has been declared the first Category 5 storm of the 2020 season after exceeding maximum wind speeds of 157 mph. The storm will be the second to hit Central America within the last two weeks.
Washington state scientists have revealed that almost 200 female Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia), popularly known as queen "murder hornets," were found among some 500 live specimens discovered during their first nest destruction.
The subtropical storm named “Theta” is expected to become the 29th storm, breaking the Atlantic Ocean’s record for the all-time busiest hurricane season, which has already featured 28 named storms, in the upcoming days.
Extreme weather plagued the US in October, with the nation seeing wildfires, hurricanes and record snowfall, according to a recent analysis conducted by the US’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
A 15.5-foot great white shark weighing in at over 2,000 pounds “pinged” off the coast of Key Largo, Florida, Thursday morning before heading near the coast of Cuba.
Hurricane Eta wreaked havoc on the heart of Central America overnight Tuesday, bringing with it life-threatening winds and torrential rainfall that caused waterways to overflow and prompted several landslides in the region that killed at least three people.
Hurricane Eta made landfall Tuesday along Nicaragua’s coastline as a Category 4 storm, pummeling much of Central America with torrential rainfall that forecasters say will cause massive flooding and increased chances of landslides.
Voeltzkow's chameleon (Furcifer voeltzkowi), a unique and evasive species, has been rediscovered by German researchers in its natural habitat of Madagascar some 100 years after it seemingly disappeared.
Hurricane Eta, the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, rapidly intensified into a Category 3 cyclone Monday, and is due to soon strike Central America, bringing with it severe winds and inches of rain that are expected to create landslide conditions.
Within moments of making landfall on Wednesday, Hurricane Zeta unleashed havoc along the US Gulf Coast by trashing homes, downing power lines, flooding roadways and killing at least four individuals.
Australian scientists have discovered a detached coral reef more than 500 meters high at the northern end of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
A new climate change report from the UK claims 2020 will likely be recorded as the warmest year in the last half-century for the Earth’s average surface temperature, despite the lack of a major El Niño event, which generally contributed to prior years of record warmth.
Concerns regarding the construction project in question were apparently sparked by a viral image of a Komodo dragon blocking the path of a large truck.