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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.
Airplane bird strikes are costly and can be deadly. More must be done to prevent them, says Capt. Chesley Sullenberger.
Whatever you choose to call them, these monster storms are powerful natural events with the capacity to wreak incredible havoc.
A new archaeological discovery suggests people in England were eating frog legs well before the French were.
India has successfully launched its first Mars mission, an orbiter aiming to reach the red planet in 2014.