Cesium-134, the fingerprint of seaborne radiation from the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, has been detected on the West Coast of the United States for the first time, as well as in Canadian salmon.
The tallest land animal, the giraffe, is now at risk of extinction according to a conservationist. The giraffe population has shrunk to nearly 40 percent in just 30 years and the situation is getting worse.
The earth’s days are getting longer, according to a new study, but you may not be around to notice it.
A former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been pushed off the shortlist for an Oscar by Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary "The Ivory Game."
The global population of polar bears is expected to decrease by more than 30 percent from the current number of some 26,000 during the next 35-41 years, because of climate changes that would result in melting of ice in the Arctic region, a new research showed on Wednesday.
More than 10 people have died as a result of rains and floods in southern Thailand, local media said Monday.
The US Army Corps of Engineers has denied the necessary easement for the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline to build near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, the tribe said, on the grounds that it could contaminate water supplies.
North Dakota authorities now say they will move away from a key bridge near the Dakota Access protest encampment December 4 if protesters will agree to some basic parameters of their occupation of the land. North Dakota law enforcement also said they will not be "moving on that camp" in the near future.
China's National Meteorological Center on Sunday issued a second-level orange smog warning for the country's capital.
The US Environmental Protection Agency has hit a North Dakota fracking company with a $2.1 million fine for causing air pollution in violation of the Clean Air Act, largely on a Native American reservation.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe have filed an official complaint with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) about their opposition to the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), calling on the body to ask the US government to halt the project.
A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has occurred in Indonesia’s southeastern waters, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports.
Climate change will escalate refugee crisis to "unimaginable scale," resulting in dozens of millions of migrants, Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC) said.
A recent study by NASA revealed that nearly 95% of older ice cover in the Arctic since 1984 has melted due to climate change.
At least three people were killed in Alabama after a tornado swept through parts of the US state, according to media reports.
The US commercial weather broadcaster AccuWeather said that the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ended on Wednesday, produced 15 named storms including seven hurricanes, producing the greatest loss of life in more than a decade.
Finland has announced plans to reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels by half and ban the use of coal in electricity production completely by 2030. Although obviously hard to accomplish, this measure is expected to make Finland the first developed country to ban coal-produced energy.
An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale occurred on Wednesday in the eastern part of Indonesia, a source in the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) told RIA Novosti.
Polish rescuers have found at least two dead bodies following the earthquake in the Rudna mine in western Poland, local TVN24 broadcaster reported Wednesday.
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has just taken a massive, perhaps irrecoverable, blow as scientists recorded the worst die-off of coral in history.
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