- Australia Declares Largest Conservation Zone In Northern Territory
July 11 2012 3:43 PM
Australia has declared early 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of the southern Tanami Desert in the Northern Territory -- home to some of the country's most endangered species -- a conservation zone.
- Copper Makes Salmon An Easy Meal For Predators: Study
July 10 2012 2:57 PM
New research suggests that copper carried by storm water runoff from human developments could have serious consequences for both wild and farmed salmon.
- Hurricanes Emilia And Daniel Strengthening Over Eastern Pacific
July 09 2012 9:22 PM
Hurricanes Emilia and Daniel are both gaining strength over the eastern Pacific Ocean, where they have become major storms in recent days, threatening ships in their path but not likely making landfall before they peter out.
- Piranha Attack In China: Three Red-Bellied Piranha?s Bite Two Men In River, Alien Species To The Area
July 09 2012 10:58 AM
Two men had quite a scare this weekend when they were attacked by three piranhas in China's Liujiang River.
- Magnitude-4.3 Earthquake Rocks Northern California
July 08 2012 4:52 PM
A magnitude-4.3 earthquake hit just outside Fort Bragg in California on Sunday at about 5:05 a.m. PDT (8:05 a.m. EDT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey, or USGS.
- E-Waste Rich In Silver And Gold, But Most Unrecovered, Experts Say
July 06 2012 11:05 AM
Electronic waste, or e-waste, contains deposits of gold, silver and other precious resources used in its manufacture, but the majority of those riches are being left to fester in landfills, experts say.
- 800-Pound Shark Caught In California, About The Shortfin Mako Shark [VIDEO]
July 06 2012 9:50 AM
A fisherman in California got quite the surprise when he hailed in an estimated 800-pound shark on Monday. The fish was so heavy that it had to be dragged back to the dock.
- God Particle: Higgs Boson Has A 'Bose' Within, The Unsung Indian Connection
July 06 2012 5:11 AM
While scientists are yet to confirm whether the new particle is indeed the long sought-after Higgs boson, also called the God Particle, everyone knows that 'Higgs' is derived from Scottish physicist Peter Higgs. But does anyone know that the term boson celebrates an Indian physicist just as Higgs glorifies Peter? Yes, the word boson is related to the forgotten Indian contribution to the discovery. It owes its name to Satyendra Nath Bose, an Indian physicist....
- Bat Plague Afflicts Close-Knit Colonies: White-Nose Syndrome Often Spares Those Who Sleep Alone
July 03 2012 2:20 PM
In bat species that tend to hibernate alone, population declines from white-nose syndrome in small colonies were much less severe, according to new research.
- Whale Sanctuary In South Atlantic Shot Down: Why Japan Still Hunts
July 03 2012 2:04 PM
Neither sanctuaries nor moratoriums have stopped Japanese crews from killing hundreds of whales every year in the waters surrounding Antarctica.
- You Auto Bike More: Chinese Megacity Launches Car Quota System
July 01 2012 8:45 PM
In an effort to cut gridlock and pollution in Guangzhou, authorities in the capital city of Guangdong province began a one-year trial program on Sunday that will cap the number of new automobiles hitting the streets, according to the state-owned Xinhua news agency.
- As US Fries In Heat Wave, Half A World Away, Eggheads Wonder If Global Warming Is Real
July 01 2012 2:59 PM
Thousands of miles away, a cadre of international Nobel laureates assembled to discuss global warming were having a, er, heated debate, arguing over data that the vast majority of scientists the world over say shows clear evidence of manmade climate change. But in the steaming streets of Brooklyn, the crowded public pools of Atlanta and the power outage-hit suburbs of Washington, D.C., the discussion was unanimous: It was hot.
- Drought Major Factor In Colorado Springs Wildfires
June 30 2012 6:15 PM
The Colorado wildfires -- such as the Waldo Canyon Fire in the vicinity of Colorado Springs that has killed at least two people, displaced tens of thousands, and destroyed more than 340 homes -- appear to provide evidence that such disasters are getting worse as the years wear on.
- Assam, Northeast India Battered By Historic Floods
June 29 2012 8:58 AM
The excessive rain has also severed road and rail transport across much of Assam.
- Colorado Fires: Waldo Canyon Wildfire Spreads
June 28 2012 7:28 AM
Colorado's devastating Waldo Canyon wildfire that has burnt down over 6,500 acres of dry timber since Saturday grew ferocious on Wednesday, spreading to an area of 67 square kilometers (26 square miles), while increasing threat for over 20,000 homes and other buildings.
- Ivory On Fire: Gabon Sets Tusks Aflame To Warn Poachers
June 27 2012 7:29 PM
Five tons of ivory went up in flames in Gabon on Wednesday; it was officials' attempt to send a strong message to illegal poachers in the country.
- Colorado Fire: Here's How To Assist Victims
June 27 2012 4:41 AM
As many as 32,000 people were forced to flee homes and over 2,100 residents were being evacuated from the U.S. Air Force Academy's grounds on Tuesday night as a devastating wildfire grew unexpectedly more ferocious, racing through Colorado Springs. Here's how to assist the victims and evacuees of the Colorado wildfires and to direct people who wish to make donations.
- Colorado Wildfires Threaten Summer Tourism
June 25 2012 4:53 PM
Blazing wildfires have the tourist-dependent communities of northern and central Colorado on edge as dramatic images of flaming vacation homes permeate the evening news.
- Tropical Storm Debby 2012: Warnings Issued From Alabama's Gulf Coast To Florida Panhandle
June 24 2012 9:37 AM
A tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of Florida and Alabama Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Debby continues her northward crawl at 2 miles per hour. She is expected to strengthen in coming days, possibly to hurricane strength.
- Tropical Storm Debby Cuts Oil-And-Gas Output In Gulf Of Mexico
June 23 2012 11:26 PM
With Tropical Storm Debby more or less dead in the water of the central Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement estimates about 7.8 percent of the gulf's current daily oil production and about 8.16 percent of its current daily natural-gas production are now shut-in.