Government could soon force cigarette makers to sell plain, brand-free packets as it seeks to encourage more smokers to quit.

Britain's energy plans call for tapping Iceland's geothermal resources in a move that could rekindle talk of creating a "supergrid" for electricity linking the continent, UK, North Africa and Icela

Three weeks ago, President Barack Obama stood in front of a sea of gleaming solar panels in Boulder City, Nevada, to celebrate his administration's efforts to promote "green energy."

Counting emperor penguins in their icy Antarctic habitat was not easy until researchers used new technology to map the birds from space, and they received a pleasant penguin surprise for their effo

The powerful undersea earthquake off the Indonesian island of Sumatra this week was a once in 2,000 years event, and although it resulted in only a few deaths, it increases the risks of a killer qu

Japan's nuclear power industry had never spent much time or money winning over the hearts and minds of people like Susumu Takahashi, a fisherman angling for small sweetfish from the serene shores o

The UK government pledged 60 million pounds ($95 million) to support the Met Office Hadley Centre's Climate Programme until at least 2015 to keep Britain at the forefront of climate science researc

Duties to fend off competition from cheaper Chinese solar panels risk feeding the European sector's addiction to artificial subsidies, destroying more jobs than they save and stoking tension with o

Thailand's national disaster prevention centre issued a tsunami warning for six southern provinces along the Andaman coast on Wednesday after a huge earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia.

Five people were killed and a child was critically injured when a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of northern Indonesia on Wednesday, the country's disaster mitigation agency said on Thurs

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