A new study on the Northern Hemisphere’s mercury has troubling implications for wildlife and human health
The lower stratosphere’s ozone continues to decrease, despite the world’s success in phasing out ozone-depleting chemicals
Climate change’s negative effects on plants will likely outweigh any gains from elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide levels
Ecologists needed a way to more easily keep track of populations of amphibians, and green glow sticks lit the way.
A sharp kink in the jet stream is driving the storm's strong winds and precipitation
A new airplane design could save up to 66 percent in fuel and fly by 2035
Researchers have created tiny DNA-filled capsules that can track where and how water flows when ice thaws
A new study shows that even relatively small-scale climatic changes affect volcanic activity
A high-profile science panel finds several severe events in 2016 could not have naturally occurred
Sporting groups have entered the political fray in the monuments debate
Storms with much greater rainfall are predicted to hit North America by century’s end
The crested pigeon, found in Australia, has a modified wing feather that helps produce an alarm signal sound to warn other birds when there's trouble.
Chemical innovations lure in and kill the disease-carrying insects
Its destructive eruptions may help researchers better understand mass extinctions
Countries will map out how to meet their carbon-reduction pledges; U.S. governors and mayors will step up
Experts debate what amateur scientists could accomplish with the powerful DNA editing tool—and whether its ready availability is cause for concern
Global warming already appears to be making hurricanes more intense
Jellyfish exhibit signs of a sleep state, which could mean that sleep predates the evolutionary development of central nervous systems.
Submerged electric eels lose current to water, so they apparently leap into the air to minimize their contact with water and maximize their shock value.
A primatologist says 80 percent of Grauer’s gorillas have disappeared in the past 20 years