- One Man's Waste Is Another's Golden Opportunity: Gates Foundation Awards Next-Gen Toilet Designers
August 17 2012 5:27 PM
The Gates Foundation is aiming to address a prevalent problem for the urban poor and the developing world: the lack of a hygienic place to poop.
- Mutant Butterflies Found Near Fukushima Disaster Site
August 15 2012 5:02 PM
A new paper details the physical and genetic changes wrought by the Fukushima nuclear disaster upon Japanese populations of Zizeeria maha, the pale grass blue butterfly.
- Australian Hunters Maneuver In Country With Very Tough Gun Laws
August 15 2012 1:59 PM
Opponents of the new law fear it will simply encourage kids to embrace gun violence and the murder of helpless animals.
- 2012 Greenland Melt Strongest On Record, And It's Not Over Yet
August 15 2012 1:49 PM
Scientists found that with four weeks to go in the melting season, Greenland's ice sheet is melting with record-busting strength.
- Louisiana Sinkhole Disaster: 400 Square-Foot Gaping Hole Swallows Mass Amounts Of Trees, Prompts Mandatory Evacuation [PHOTOS]
August 14 2012 12:28 PM
A Louisiana Sinkhole measure 400-foot deep has reportedly swallowed all of the trees in its area and prompted a mandatory evacuation order for an estimated 150 residences due to fear of potential radiation and explosions.
- Record-Breaking 17 Feet Long Burmese Python Found In Florida With 87 Eggs [PHOTOS & VIDEO]
August 14 2012 7:01 AM
A monstrous 17 feet, 7 inches long Burmese python with 87 eggs has been caught in Florida, the largest of its kind ever found in the state.
- Iran: Land Of Dangerous And Frequent Earthquakes
August 13 2012 10:58 AM
Earthquakes are a recurring phenomenon in Iran as the country is home to major fault lines, covering 90 percent of the nation.
- Mass Of Volcanic Rocks Floating Off New Zealand Coast
August 10 2012 1:28 PM
The unusual phenomenon forced a New Zealand naval vessel to shift its course.
- Visit These Places Soon Before They Disappear Forever
August 10 2012 10:25 AM
They’re here now, but they won’t be around forever.
- Climate Change Hits Snooze Button For Ground Squirrels: Study
August 08 2012 2:37 PM
Ground squirrels living near the Rocky Mountains are waking up from hibernation later as snowstorms keep falling later in spring, researchers found in a new study.
- Recent Southern California Earthquakes Cause Multiple Aftershocks Near Orange County
August 08 2012 2:12 PM
A 4.1 earthquake hit near Yorba Linda, Calif., at 9:33 a.m. The quake is the latest in a series of earthquakes to hit the Southern California area.
- Snow In Africa; Snowfall Greets Johannesburg And The South African Capital Pretoria [PHOTO]
August 08 2012 9:07 AM
Snowfall greeted the people of South Africa for the first time in five years on Tuesday. A strong area of low pressure at high altitudes, along with a deep pool of cold air, passed directly over South Africa on Tuesday, producing widespread snowfall.
- Between A Rock And The EPA: A Fight Over Alaskan Minerals Is Making A Big Splash In Washington
August 08 2012 6:35 AM
Local campaigners have compared the potential impact of the mine's effluent to BP's Gulf of Mexico disaster and the Exxon Valdez oil spill, saying the region's fish stocks will become unsellable if the project goes ahead.
- Science Teachers May Be Releasing Invasive Species: Survey
August 07 2012 3:14 PM
Animals used in classroom demonstrations could pose a potential threat to local ecosystems, yet many teachers do not realize their role in the chain of invasive species, according to a new survey.
- Manila Flood Leaves More Than 50 Dead, Torrential Downpour In Philippine Capital To Extend Into Wednesday [PHOTO]
August 07 2012 9:50 AM
A Manila flood has killed more than 50 people in recent weeks and has continued to drench the country with torrential rains in the Philippine capital.
- Thousands Of Dead Fish Found; 40,000 Sturgeon Killed Off After Water Temperatures Reach 97 Degrees In Midwest [PHOTO]
August 07 2012 8:31 AM
Thousands of fish have been found dead in the Midwest as the summer heat causes rivers to dry up and water temperatures to reach nearly 100 degrees. Reports indicate about 40,000 shovelnose sturgeon to be dead in Iowa after water temperatures climbed to a blistering 97 degrees last week.
- Recent Heat Waves Caused By Global Warming, Study Claims
August 06 2012 5:30 PM
NASA researcher James Hansen is coauthor of a new paper that places the blame for heat waves over the past few years squarely on global warming.
- These Wildfires May Never Really Leave; They Just Go Underground To Flame Up Anytime
August 04 2012 2:20 PM
Peat fires, or underground blazes in the wake of wildfires, are an increasingly dangerous hazard globally and extremely expensive to contain for resource-challenged regions, as Michigan's Upper Peninsula is finding out.
- Tropical Storm Ernesto Upgraded From Depression, Headed For The Windward Islands [PHOTO]
August 02 2012 5:54 PM
The National Weather Service upgraded Tropical Depression Ernesto to a tropical storm Thursday as the front reached winds topping at 50 mph.
- What's Mola Mola? Ocean Sunfish Spotted In California Waters [VIDEO]
July 31 2012 8:04 PM
The Mola mola, or Ocean Sunfish as it's also known, isn't exactly a new discovery but after Daniel Batelho captured a photograph off the coast of San Diego, California of the bizarre looking fish and posted it on his Facebook page last week, the Mola mola has become an internet sensation.