WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States does not intend to participate in the Paris Agreement on climate change, the US State Department said in a statement, following the UN climate conference in Poland's Katowice.
For those living under darker skies, Sunday night will reveal to the naked eye a green comet zooming by our Earth.
In March 2018 a supercolony of about 1,5 million Adelie penguins was found on Antarctica's Danger Islands by scientists, who traced the colony with the help of satellite photos depicting penguin excrement. Recently the main findings regarding the life of the supercolony were presented at the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Fall Meeting.
A new study has punched holes in the widespread consumer belief that organic is good by claiming that ecologically produced foods actually leave a greater carbon footprint by contributing to deforestation.
A video of a gigantic python coiling itself around an Indonesian local’s ankle while other villagers successfully wrestle him out of its clutches has gone viral.
Authorities have warned people in the Southeast US to stay home as Winter Storm Diego continues to dump snow, sleet and freezing rain on North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, shutting down schools and businesses across the region.
The largest maritime shipping company on earth has pledged to end its use of fossil fuels, offering the move as a challenge to the rest of the industry.
Mining companies are increasingly coveting the seabed around the world in their thirst for minerals. Sputnik spoke to Duncan Currie, a political and legal adviser to the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, about attempts to stop mining off the coast of New Zealand.
According to Torbjörn Tännsjö, referred to as the 'most well-known living Swedish philosopher', the only way to prevent the looming 'climate disaster' is to establish a global government through a 'coup', effectively abolishing all nation states.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 25 people have been injured and no less than 100 buildings have been damaged as a result of a tornado that hit the US state of Illinois on Saturday, local media reported late on Sunday.
During the annual G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, this weekend, US President Donald Trump could not see his way to agreeing with the other 19 assembled world leaders that human-induced climate change is a scientific reality.
Eighteen volcanoes in the US have been identified as ‘very high’ risk, according to a recent US Geological Survey.
A new theory gaining traction among commercial meteorologists and hedge fund investors suggests that sunspots on the sun’s surface could provide insight into natural gas prices.
After more than 15 dolphins washed up dead in Florida's Collier and Lee counties this week, scientists in the region are still looking for answers in their efforts to pinpoint what could be the cause for the sudden spike in deaths.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia said Friday it is ready to promptly consider requests from foreign airlines to change their itinerary over the Russian territory following a powerful earthquake in the US state of Alaska.
Mysterious rumblings detected off Mayotte, a French island situated between mainland Africa and Madagascar in the Mozambique Channel, have left scientists with a serious head-scratcher, as they've found themselves at a loss to explain a strange seismic event.
Presently, the Indian Railway is using loudspeakers playing the sound of bees buzzing to dissuade elephants from straying onto tracks. As many as 2330 elephants in India have died due to unnatural causes in the last five years, most of which have been attributed to accidents on railway tracks.
A group of scientists from the Siberian Federal University (SFU) and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Biophysics Institute are currently working on making fungicides intended to be used for combating fusarium disease more efficient, said the SFU press service representative in an interview with Sputnik.
Chronic radiation exposure disrupts plant development patterns and plant genetic structure but does not affect their ability to reproduce. The conclusion was reached by a collaboration of scholars from the Russian Institute of Radiology and Agroecology and National Research Nuclear University MEPHI’s Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering.
Australia’s largest city got a month’s worth of rain during a couple of hours on Wednesday, causing flooding, panic and at least three deaths. Meanwhile, the country’s Queensland state in the northeast is battling raging wildfires admit a scorching heat wave.
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