Baby Seal Deaths Attributed To New Bird Flu Strain
July 31 2012 3:03 PM
A virus that jumped from birds to seals turns out to have adaptations that could make it transmissible to humans as well.
Climate Change Denier Concludes Global Warming Is Real, Caused By Humans
July 31 2012 6:06 AM
A study led by a former climate change skeptic concludes that man-made greenhouse emissions have contributed to the planet's rising temperature.
Peacocks, Revered Symbol Of Indian Subcontinent, Dying Out From Disease
July 30 2012 11:17 AM
There are estimated to be at least 30,000 wild peacocks in the Thai desert, but their numbers have been steadily declining in recent years.
NOAA's Aquarius, World's Only Undersea Lab Crippled By Budget Constraints (VIDEO)
July 29 2012 7:17 AM
The future of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Aquarius laboratory, the world's only undersea lab appears bleak owing to budget cuts from the Federal Government.
India, UK Ask China To Ban ‘Tiger Farms’
July 27 2012 4:28 PM
Conservationists have warned that the global wild tiger population, which totaled some 100,000 in 1900, has since shrunk to about 3,000. The animal could be extinct in the wild within two decades, they add.
The Irish Potato: Will Consumers Eat Genetically-Modified Spuds
July 27 2012 1:18 PM
Potatoes are eaten in 95 percent of Irish households, making it the island’s pre-eminent staple.
Greenland Ice Melt Just Part Of Larger Warming Trend, Experts Say
July 25 2012 4:46 PM
This year, Greenland's vast ice sheet is melting earlier and over a wider range than usual. That's just one sign that this year is shaping up to be a real scorcher.
Pacific Ocean Vitamin B Deficiency Threatens Food Chain: Study
July 25 2012 1:13 PM
A lack of B vitamins could hamper the growth of essential microorganisms, scientists say.
Tiger Tourism Ban In India: Will It Help Or Hurt The Dwindling Population?
July 25 2012 11:35 AM
A Supreme Court ruling temporarily banning tourism in India’s tiger reserves has sparked a heated debate between conservationists and local tour operators: Could banning tourists actually make things worse?
NASA Satellites Reveal An Unprecedented 97% Of Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt In Mid-July
July 25 2012 4:57 AM
The latest measurements from three independent satellites analyzed by NASA for several days in July show that Greenland's surface ice cover has melted over an area larger than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.
Polar Bear Gene Study Finds Earlier Origin, Tracks Traces Of Climate Change
July 24 2012 1:00 PM
Previous studies have pegged polar bear origin at around 600,000 years ago, but they've actually existed as a distinct species as early as 5 million years ago, according to a new paper.
Indian Court Bans Tourists From Tiger Preserves
July 24 2012 12:52 PM
A census revealed there were only about 1,700 of them living in the wild as of 2011, down from 100,000 one hundred years ago.
Huge Iceberg, Twice The Size Of Manhattan, Break Off Petermann Glacier In Greenland [PHOTO]
July 18 2012 12:34 PM
An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan has reportedly broken free of one of Greenland's largest glaciers.
Fukushima Radiation's Effects Estimated In New Study
July 17 2012 4:06 PM
Scientists modeled the spread of radioactive material from the site of a nuclear accident in Japan and predict that health effects will be higher than some officials have acknowledged.
Asexual Fungus Love Cleans The Water, Researchers Find
July 16 2012 5:39 PM
Polluted water can be scrubbed clean thanks to oxidized minerals formed by a byproduct of fungus spore-making, scientists say.
Lobster Prices In Maine Hit 30-Year Low, Crushing Lobstermen
July 16 2012 4:58 PM
If you're a big fan of boiling expensive crustaceans, you're in luck. Lobster prices have hit a 30-year low in some areas of Maine, as unusually warm temperatures have increased the number of the glorified crabs available. Retail prices may soon follow, but don't expect them to match the 70 percent drop at the docks.
Hundreds Of Penguins Wash Up On Brazilian Beaches
July 16 2012 2:55 PM
The penguins, who appeared to be well-fed and uninjured, were migrating northward in search of warmer waters.
Shark Attack 2012: Time For Humans To Smarten Up
July 15 2012 7:52 PM
Sadly, another surfer has been killed off the coast of Australia, but humans need to recognize they are putting themselves at risk.
Lemurs At Grave Risk Of Extinction: Report
July 13 2012 2:23 PM
About 90 percent of Madagascar’s primal forest habitat has vanished, posing a threat not only to the survival of lemurs, but of other animals.
Bob Marley Now Has A Caribbean Parasite Named After Him
July 11 2012 4:40 PM
The reggae superstar, who died in 1981, now shares his namesake with a Caribbean parasite that feeds on blood of fish.