Australia’s plans to release a herpes virus into the nation’s largest river system to control the carp population has divided the scientific community. The $15-million program could endanger global food security and cause “catastrophic ecosystem crashes,” according to British environmental scientists.
A large crack has formed in the massive Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, according to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Larsen C has formed a crack some 1500 feet wide and 100 miles long, and is projected to break off entirely in the near future. This will create a new iceberg with a surface area of almost 2000 square miles.
In its continuing bid to go solar, India has announced that 7,000 railway stations across the country will be converted to solar power. The government intends to pay for these and other renewable energy sources through a tax on coal, part of an initiative to increase India’s solar capacity from 9 gigawatts (GW) in 2017 to 100 in 2022.
For the fourth year in a row, catastrophic bleaching has killed large swathes of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The bleaching, caused by sea temperature increases, has spread to new areas previously unaffected by the phenomenon.
Native Sioux tribe members and their allies concluded a final hurrah at the last remaining Dakota Access anti-pipeline camp, with prayers to ancestors and a burning of the wooden infrastructure built at the camp.
The new species of frog are smaller than an inch in size and exclusively belong to the Western Ghats in Peninsular India but are already under threat of extinction.
Unexplained levels of increased radiation have been detected by monitoring stations throughout Northern and Western Europe. The elevated levels are not thought to be dangerous to humans, but officials say the radiation is evidence of a possible nuclear leak somewhere in Europe.
The Russian foreign minister said Moscow saw no need in managing the Arctic region through any specific international agreement.
NASA has revived a bunch of very odd microbial creatures from a slumber of tens of thousands of years - and what they've discovered about how tenacious and strange life can be could mean space explorers need to take a much closer look at what they may be carrying with them - and what they could bring back.
A team of biologists and computer scientists have created the first ever facial recognition system for lemurs, in the hope that it will help to save endangered species.
The waters of the south-west Pacific are hiding the long-overlooked continent of Zealandia, a team of geologists from New Zealand, Australia and New Caledonia have concluded.
The Alps may lose 70 percent of snow cover by the end of the 21st century if humanity does not control global warming, a scientific study showed.
A new study has revealed that the negative impact of climate change on endangered and threatened species has been significantly underestimated.
Rising temperatures in the waters surrounding Antarctica have caused an enormous chunk of ice the size of Manhattan to break away, according to experts.
Archaeologists and historians discovered an observatory from the 3rd or 4th century during excavations in the south of Iran.
Yosemite National Park’s 'firefall' has returned, an optical illusion where sunlight hits one of the park’s many waterfalls and turns the water orange, making it look like lava is flowing instead.
The Indian government announced plans to double the energy output of its solar power parks. Their goal is to reach 100 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity by 2022.
Pope Francis made a Wednesday speech defending the rights of indigenous tribes to ‘their ancestral relationship to earth’. Although he did not mention it by name, his explicit comments on the subject suggest that he is a supporter of those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Archaeologists and physicists from the University of Turin started a new survey of the walls of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, which might hide the secret room with Queen Nefertiti’s long lost burial spot and the remains of other ancient pharaohs, according to Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA).
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