Phlegrean Fields is waking up. Scientists are trying to predict what it will do next, and what its unrest means for volcanoes worldwide
By pushing forensics to its limits, a courageous scientist is attempting to identify the badly decomposed remains of 700 people who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea
Two dozen forensic scientists will analyze DNA from a wreck just exhumed from the Mediterranean seafloor
New studies about a deadly bacterium threatening the trees suggest that historic groves can be saved
Mistrust among growers and scientists may threaten Italy's olive groves more than the nasty bacterium they are fighting
Growers in Italy’s fabled Puglia region try to stop officials from cutting down thousands of trees, intended to slow a deadly bacterium
Officials are torching thousands of olive trees without knowing if fire will stop the spread of a lethal bacterium
If successfully floated this weekend, the Italian cruise ship will be towed to Genoa for salvage
Final preparations are under way to refloat and remove the Costa Concordia from the pristine waters off Giglio in what has been the largest and most expensive maritime salvage operation ever attempted.
Technicians regained control of a 10-story-tall buoyancy device that came loose from the shipwreck. If they had not been successful, it could have posed a setback for the up-till-now smooth operation
The salvage master rushed the final procedure to beat rough seas, but months of work remain before the wreck can be refloated and towed away
Engineers are holding their breath for “the zero hour” when gravity will take over
Island residents cannot forget "the families who came to get the bodies of their loved ones"
The smallest mistake in refloating the crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship will sink it, creating an environmental disaster