Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbed Mount Everest for the first time 60 years ago today. Climbing is more common now — and the mountain has become a trash heap
A move to increase U.S. exports of natural gas could pay off for the economy, but it could also lead to more pollution and higher carbon emissions
The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma may have caused more than $2 billion in damages. But that could pale in comparison to the destruction coming our way this hurricane season.
It’s not all bad news. An annual list of the top 10 new species shows a glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a butterfly discovered by social media and the world’s smallest vertebrate.
May 23 is World Turtle Day, but turtles and tortoises are struggling, threatened by trade, habitat loss and hunting. Take a look at some of the most endangered turtles and tortoises in the world.
Tornadoes will happen—and some towns, like Moore, may even be hit multiple times. But there are steps we can take to make homes and schools more resistant to tornadoes—and ensure that people survive the next twister, even if …
The unusually powerful tornado that killed more than 30 people in Oklahoma naturally raises worries that climate change could be bringing stronger storms. But the science doesn’t yet support that.
As the climate warms, heat-related deaths are almost certain to increase in cities like New York—unless we take steps to adapt to global warming
Scientists knew that climate change would eventually impact fisheries, but new research indicates that warming water is already affecting the kinds of fish that end up on your dinner table
A new report suggests that fresh sources of oil in North America will loosen the global oil market. Will we stay addicted to oil—and will it keep us from fighting climate change?