Tiny particles used in sunscreens and other consumer products may harm marine creatures by disabling the defense mechanisms that protect their embryos, according to a new study.

Emergency workers were able to identify four men who'd been trapped in Nepal's rubble—and then save them—thanks to a novel technology: advanced heartbeat detection.

On December 9, 2014, a wrecked tanker released approximately 94,000 gallons (78,271 Imperial gallons) of heavy fuel oil into the Shela River, which runs through the Sundarbans, the sprawling and re

Global pressure is building to end the importation of lion trophies from "canned" hunts in Africa. But those hunts are getting more popular.

Scientists race against the clock to retrieve data that will also help them understand the devastating quake.

As research into clean cars expands, Audi unveils a synthetic diesel that’s made with water, air and carbon dioxide.

A surge in hydroelectric power could displace the iconic region’s indigenous peoples and resources.

Cyclone Pam was one of the worst disasters to hit the small Pacific island nation of Vanuatu in recent memory.

The stretch of the Colorado River that winds through the Grand Canyon tops a new list of the nation’s most endangered rivers, a reflection of controversial plans to reopen a uranium mine in the are

The population of endangered wild giant pandas has risen some 17 percent in just over a decade, the Chinese government reported this week, news that a major wildlife group cites as evidence that th