Prehistoric sabertooth skull found in Iowa likely last of species to walk Earth, researchers say
Radiocarbon dating indicates the male sabertooth cat died at the end of the Ice Age between 13,605 and 13,460 years ago before getting buried in the East Nishnabotna River in southwest Iowa.
Plants can make noises when under stress, study says
Researchers said when plants were dehydrated or cut, the sounds emitted were louder than when they were left alone.
US lawsuit seeks to protect endangered coral reef species
An environmental organization is suing the U.S. government and accusing it of failing to protect 12 endangered coral species across the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean that have been decimated by warming waters, pollution and overfishing.
170 trillion pieces of plastic are in the Earth’s oceans, study finds
"We’re breathing it in. We’re drinking it in our water … eating microplastics in our foods. We’re literally eating and drinking our trash."
Evidence of PFAS, ‘forever chemicals,’ found in toilet paper, study says
PFAS don’t degrade in the environment and are linked to a broad range of health issues, including low birthweight and kidney cancer.
See it: Rare loggerhead turtle washes ashore dead in Oregon with whole ecosystem traveling with it
The 75-pound loggerhead was discovered Saturday morning on the south end of Manzanita Beach, according to the Seaside Aquarium, which recovered the animal.
'Climate time bomb is ticking': UN report warns world running out of time to reverse effects of climate change
The rate of temperature rises in the last 50 years is the highest in 2,000 years, and concentrations of carbon dioxide are the highest in at least 2 million years.
UN climate report warns world is on 'thin ice'
“Humanity is on thin ice — and that ice is melting fast,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. “Our world needs climate action on all fronts — everything, everywhere, all at once.”
Minnesota nuclear plant leak didn’t require public notice: Regulators
Minnesota regulators knew four months ago that radioactive waste had leaked from a nuclear power plant in Monticello — but they didn’t announce anything about the leak until this week.
Oldest sea reptile remains from 2 million years ago found on Arctic island
Paleontologists found the fossils after nearly 190 years of searching.
Waze adds feature for EV drivers to find compatible charging stations
Users will now be able to enter their electric vehicle and plug type into the Waze app to find relevant charging stations along their route.
EPA to limit toxic ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water
The EPA proposed limiting the amount of harmful “forever chemicals" in drinking water to the lowest level that tests can detect, a long-awaited protection the agency said will save thousands of lives and prevent serious illnesses, including cancer.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano not erupting, scientists say, reversing warning
Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanos, erupted from September 2021 to last December.
Earthquake swarms at two Alaska volcanoes raise fears of possible eruption
Earthquake activity is occurring at the volcanoes about every minute or two, researchers say.
Alaska volcano dormant for a century delivering ominous warning signs: 'Significant unrest'
Tanaga Volcano in Alaska has not erupted in over a century.
Colombia proposes transferring 70 hippos that live near Pablo Escobar's former ranch to India, Mexico
Environmental experts estimate there are about 130 hippos in Colombia.
EPA to propose US limits on toxic 'forever chemicals' in drinking water
Water providers are preparing for tough standards and testing that will undoubtedly reveal harmful "forever chemicals" in communities that don’t yet know the chemicals are in their water.
Global carbon dioxide emissions reached a record high in 2022
More carbon dioxide was emitted last year than in any other year on records dating to 1900, a result of air travel rebounding and more cities turning to coal as a low-cost source of power.
Photos: Northern Lights in Minnesota make skies glow
The aurora put on quite the show overnight in Minnesota, as viewer photos and videos show the mystic green glow.
Video shows violent eruption of Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano
Video recorded in San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico, showed the exact moment the volcano exploded just after 10:30 p.m. on Friday.