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These six are examples of the kinds of places around the world essential for the survival of threatened species.
Lighting a fire might be the oldest method of heating, but it's not the cleanest. A competition seeks to spur innovation for efficient, low-emission, affordable wood stoves.
A skyscraper expert explains how the new One World Trade Center will earn the title of tallest U.S. building.
A space habitat company's chief has called for more commercial partnerships with NASA, and for rights to mining the moon.
An ancient cooling spell in Antarctica may have helped spur penguins to diversify into the 18 species living today.
Scientists working in Tibet have discovered the oldest known big-cat fossils, supporting origins in Asia.
New technologies and discoveries are redrawing the global energy map, says the International Energy Agency. But the world is slow to curb its fossil fuel dependence.
On Thursday, the American government will crush much of the ivory it has seized since the 1980s. It's a symbolic first step.
Before the National Aquarium in Washington, D.C, closes, it must move and rehouse thousands of animals.
Super Typhoon Haiyan's death toll continues to rise in the Philippines, underscoring the disaster risks facing the island nation.
North Dakota's shale oil wells may consume more water for long-term salt removal and maintenance than they required for their initial fracking, state officials say.
An international treaty designed to heal Earth's ozone layer had an unintended consequence: It slowed down global warming.
Halloween might be over, but don't put away your glow sticks just yet—nature's having a glow-in-the-dark party.
The Jellyfish Nebula "swims" in space, the dust settles on a Martian volcano, and a "greyhound" races through the cosmos in this week's best space pictures.
"Crisis mapper" Patrick Meier launched a new crowdsourcing tool that analyzes tweets, photos, and other online information called MicroMappers.
Blots of ink on today's Google Doodle honor Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach's 129th birthday. But over a century on, his famous test has lost its luster.
An eight-year-old Chinese girl was diagnosed with lung cancer that has been attributed to pollution. It’s one more tragic case in the building evidence of how air quality can affect health.