- Australian Coal and Gas Projects Threaten Great Barrier Reef: UNESCO
June 04 2012 4:51 PM
The 1,500-mile-long Reef, off the coast of Queensland, was placed on UNESCO?s World Heritage List in 1981.
- Hurricane Season 2012: Predictions of a 'Near-Normal' Season, But Authorities Say Prepare For The Worst
June 03 2012 3:59 PM
Hurricane season officially started Friday, with forecasters calling for a 2012 on par with the past three decades. But they also warned of complacency, suggesting folks Atlantic coast residents take all the proper precautions.
- Water, Not Oil, Is The Real Crisis Across Much Of Middle East
May 30 2012 12:33 PM
The situation is so dire, Maliki declared, that states could conceivably go to war over the precious substance.
- The Buzz On NYC Mosquitoes: Get Ready
May 30 2012 10:58 AM
A warm winter and a rainy spring equals a lot of mosquitoes in the Big Apple.
- Radioactive Bluefin Tuna: Great Monster-Movie Idea, But No Threat To Humans, Scientists Find
May 29 2012 4:34 PM
Pacific bluefin tuna carried radioactive isotopes from the site of the Fukushima disaster to the coast of California, but the levels of contamination were well below safety standards in the U.S. and Japan, and well below the levels of other naturally occurring radioactive isotopes in the fish, a new study says.
- Earthquake In Northern Italy Linked To Earlier Quake; Geophysicist Blames Stress Along Faults In Italian Region
May 29 2012 4:23 PM
The most recent earthquake to hit northern Italy occurred on Tuesday, May 29, in the morning. The 5.8 magnitude quake struck the Modena Province, which is about 11 miles away from the epicenter of a previous earthquake that hit just nine days earlier.
- Animal Planet's 'Mermaids: The Body Found' Attempts To Answer Question: Are Mermaids Real?
May 29 2012 11:07 AM
In an attempt to add more insight into whether mermaids exist, Animal Planet recently airted its latest documentary special, Mermaids: The Body Found. The network aired the show on Sunday, May 28, as part of its Monster Week series and is strictly a fictional account based on a small number of facts.
- 'Agent Orange' Judge Weinstein Gets Memorial Day Honor
May 28 2012 9:19 AM
U.S. District Court Judge Jack B. Weinstein, 90, best known for settling the Agent Orange cases stemming from the Vietnam War, was honored as grand marshal of the Memorial Day Parade at home in Great Neck, N.Y. Monday.
- Subtropical Storm Beryl Landfall Uncertain But Promises Wet, Windy Memorial Day
May 27 2012 12:36 PM
Subtropical Storm Beryl brought coastal winds and looming showers Sunday morning to the Atlantic coast between Florida and South Carolina, as the storm promises to bring heavy rains and dangerous surf by Memorial Day.
- Tropical Storm Beryl Expected To Crash Memorial Day Weekend, Storm Warning Issued [PHOTO]
May 26 2012 1:37 PM
A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Southeast coast from north Florida to South Carolina. The cluster of thunderstorms dubbed Tropical Storm Beryl started to gather strength on Saturday, May 26, and is expected to peak during the Memorial Day Weekend.
- Federal Regulators Plan Arctic Oil Spill Response Drills
May 25 2012 2:37 PM
The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement will be conducting a series of possibly unannounced equipment inspections and on-water drills to test the oil spill responsiveness of companies planning to operate off the coast of Alaska in the Arctic Ocean.
- Summer Heat-Related Deaths In US Expected To Triple By 2100 As Temperatures Soar: Report
May 24 2012 2:22 PM
Higher temperatures, exacerbated by climate change, is expected to lead to the death of 150,000 Americans by the end of the century.
- Coal Issue Catches Fire In Presidential Campaign
May 22 2012 2:40 PM
The Obama administration is increasingly under fire this month for its policy on the nation's coal sector.
- Tropical Storm Alberto Forms Ahead Of 2012 Season: Should You Worry?
May 20 2012 3:46 PM
Tropical Storm Alberto weakened off the coast of South Carolina on Sunday, as the first sign of the looming 2012 Atlantic hurricane season caused minor headaches along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.
- 6 People Killed, Historic Buildings Crumble In North Italy Earthquake [PHOTOS]
May 20 2012 8:28 AM
A strong earthquake rocked a large swathe of northern Italy early on Sunday, killing at least three people and causing serious damage to the area's cultural heritage.
- Texas Town Rocked By Unusual Quakes Suspects Natural Gas Drilling
May 18 2012 3:58 PM
East Texas has been shaken this past week by two earthquakes, and the region's natural gas drilling could be what has triggered them.
- Oil Sheen Spotted Near Brazilian Offshore Oil Platform
May 17 2012 5:00 PM
Brazilian naval authorities are investigating yet another oil sheen seen floating near a platform owned by state oil company Petrobras.
- Dow's New Ad Wants You To Know: 2,4-D Corn Is Necessary To Feed The World [VIDEO]
May 15 2012 1:52 PM
An ad touting the benefits of its multiple herbicide-resistant Enlist corn tells viewers it won't exacerbate the growing epidemic of superweeds.
- UN's Earth Summit Sputters As Top World Leaders Back Out
May 11 2012 7:10 PM
Rio+20, the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development set for Rio de Janeiro next month, has been hailed as a major opportunity for world leaders to address climate change, but its importance threatens to be diminished as key players opt out.
- Microsoft Going ?Carbon Neutral? On July 1
May 10 2012 4:03 PM
Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), the world's biggest software company, said it will go ?carbon neutral? on July 1, the start of its new fiscal year.