You don’t want to miss this. On the night of January 31, take a look at the sky because you’ll be gazing at a visible supermoon and -if you’re in the right place - a total lunar eclipse at the exact same time; an occurrence that hasn’t happened in over 150 years.
New data has revealed that the world's oceans have reached the hottest temperatures ever recorded, and by a significant margin.
River levels are climbing in Paris as the swollen River Seine threatens to overflow its banks and leave much of the French capital submerged.
Paris remains on flood alert two days after the Seine burst its banks, forcing the evacuation of the city’s tourist sites and the closure of several metro stations along the riverbanks.
On Wednesday, the Philippines’ disaster agency announced that more than 61,000 people have been displaced by the flaming eruption of Mount Mayon, which began showing signs of activity a couple of weeks ago.
BEIJING (Sputnik) - The authorities of the Chinese capital of Beijing intend to close around 500 enterprises situated within the city to tackle the overpopulation and environmental pollution issues, Xinhua reported on Wednesday.
The underwater restaurant Under, which will become part of the Lindesnes seaside hotel on Norway's southern coastline, will become the first of its kind in Europe. The construction process began in mid-January, hotel director Gaute Ubostad told the Norwegian news outlet Godt.
TOKYO (Sputnik) - The heavy snowfalls in Japan have resulted in cancellation and delay of dozens of flights that affected over 32,000 people, the Aviation Wire flights monitor said on Tuesday.
Calling for an entirely new discipline known as “astrovirology,” scientists have found a novel approach to the search for extraterrestrial forms of life.
Scientists have not yet seen a single newborn right whale off the Southeast US coast, even though it is seven weeks into the endangered species’ calving season.
A report by the World Economic Forum named extreme weather conditions the number one global threat, a position usually occupied by economic risks. Radio Sputnik contacted Richard Allan, professor of Climate Science and joint head of the Department of Meteorology in the University of Reading, for comment on whether the threat is actually real.
Despite being West Europe's primary producer of oil and gas, Norway has emerged as world leader in electric vehicles. The Nordic nation aims to make its aircraft industry completely green in a little more than two decades.
What was previously considered two separate caverns has actually turned out to be one gigantic cave system, which could help shed the light on the ancient Mayan civilization.
On Tuesday, the Australian government urged the world’s best scientists to come up with ideas to protect the Great Barrier Reef from coral bleaching, pledging to dish out $1.6 million to fund research projects aimed at protecting the UNESCO World Heritage site.
The newly-formed Norwegian government's ambition to ban all fur farming in a country that was once the world's leading producer of pelts has been met with mixed reactions. While animal rights activists are jubilant, farmers are considerably less optimistic.
If kangaroos and platypuses are not enough to slake your thirst for weird wildlife downunder, here’s another: Australian birds of prey that deliberately set fires to flush prey.
A recent study showed that the ozone hole over the Antarctic is healing slowly. Radio Sputnik asked Dr. Geir O. Braathen, Scientific Officer at the World Meteorological Organization, about the role of 1987 Montreal Protocol has played in curing a dangerous environmental issue.
Mount Mayon, the most active volcano in The Philippines, lurched back into action on Monday as lava slowly rose to the lip of the crater, prompting officials to order the evacuation of thousands.
The fossilized remains of a previously unknown dinosaur which roamed the Earth 120 million years ago, offers scientists insight into the way our planet’s animal life once looked like.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Bird flu has been confirmed in a dozen wild birds in southwest England for the first time this winter, the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair said Friday.
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