There are bodies (and there may be billions of them in the Universe, according to scientists) which keep on drifting through empty space in the darkness as they are not bound to any star.
As two major storms are forecast to bring inches of rainfall and dangerous storm surges to the US Gulf Coast, thousands of residents have started making preparations ahead of what many weather experts are referring to as a “one-two punch” from Mother Nature.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump has approved emergency assistance to Puerto Rico, which has been hit by Tropical Storm Laura, the White House said in a statement.
An annual study has calculated that 2020’s Earth Overshoot Day - the date by which humanity has used up all the biological resources the planet can regenerate in a year - is actually later than last year’s mark, signaling that COVID-19-caused changes in resource use had a beneficial impact on the environment.
Two powerful storms brewing in the northern Atlantic waters are heading in the direction of the southern US coast and may potentially reach the coastline as hurricanes come early next week, experts are warning.
In addition to a change in climate and wildlife, the melting ice may have geopolitical consequences as lucrative shipping routes in the Arctic become ice-free, Danish researchers have warned.
Several US states, as well as a California-based nonprofit, have taken legal action against a recent Trump administration decision authorizing the railway transportation of up to 30,000 gallons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per tank car. Ships that carry the substance have been described by one state attorney general as “floating bombs.”
Tens of thousands of Californians were recently forced to flee their homes in the North Bay area as a result of intensifying wildfires spreading across the state.
A male Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) - known popularly as the "murder hornet" - has been trapped and collected by Washington state officials, signaling that the invasive species may devastate the region’s bee colonies and agricultural system sooner than anticipated.
Two separate magnitude 6.8 quakes rocked several areas near Indonesia's Southern Sumatra on Wednesday, according to data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Oil and gas companies will soon begin bidding and drilling on 1.5 million acres of the once-protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), northeastern Alaska’s 19-million-acre refuge that - until Monday - was free of commercial activity.
The photographer said he recorded more than four hours of footage before catching the rare sighting on camera.
Over 1,000 tonnes of fuel leaked into the waters from the MV Wakashio after it hit a coral reef off the island on 25 July with 4,000 tonnes of fuel on board.
The Milne Ice Shelf, which was the last fully intact ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic, has collapsed into the Arctic Ocean after losing more than 40% of its area in just two days at the end of July, researchers confirmed Thursday.
Tropical Storm Isaias is bringing the threat of tornadoes as it continues to move north-northeastward across eastern Pennsylvania into southeastern New York on Tuesday, with its sights set on northern New England.
The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Monday issued a hurricane warning from the South Santee River in South Carolina to Surf City in North Carolina, as Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to return to hurricane strength on Monday evening as it makes landfall in the Carolinas.
The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) on Friday issued a hurricane watch for parts of Florida’s eastern coast after Tropical Storm Isaias battered Haiti and the Dominican Republic and left hundreds of thousands of people without power in Puerto Rico on Thursday before strengthening into a hurricane that night.
Evacuation orders were issued in California Thursday afternoon as firefighters worked to contain the “Dam Fire,” which broke out several hours earlier in the Angeles National Forest near the Morris Dam in Azusa, a city at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County.
Politicians and state agencies are mobilizing to bar the US Navy from planned weapons tests in the waters off Washington state’s coast over fears they could harm the region’s rare orca whales.
For the first time, scientists have confirmed the discovery of an active leak of methane from the seafloor in Antarctica.