Two people were found to have plague this week. What does the disease look like in the modern world, and why does it keep happening in New Mexico?
Countless human-made troubles in the Indonesian capital pose an imminent threat to the city’s survival. And it has to deal with mounting threats from climate change.
With schools and parks in the city closed for the day, and hundreds of shops shuttered, many Romans took the unexpected blanket of white in cheerful stride.
New rules to combat sea lice have angered Norway’s important aquaculture industry. But environmental groups want to go much further.
In February, spring peepers made my ears ring as I walked through wetlands east of Nashville’s honky-tonks. These frogs were a month ahead of their normal schedule.
One of Africa’s richest cities is threatening to turn off the taps to its four million residents, cutting off homes and most businesses.
Mass evacuations were ordered in what is being called one of the most destructive fire emergencies in the state’s history.
Wildfires have burned more than 100,000 acres in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Fighting them were professionals and homeowners with garden hoses.
Accelerating glacial melt in the Andes caused by climate change has set off a gold rush downstream, letting the desert bloom. But as the ice vanishes, the vast farms below may do the same.
Across a growing swath of North America, these animals are dying from a mysterious disorder called chronic wasting disease. It’s caused not by a virus or bacterium, but a deformed protein called a prion.
The loss of frozen ground in Arctic regions is a striking result of climate change. And it is also a cause of more warming to come.
Scientists analyzed 27 extreme weather events from 2016 and found that global warming was a “significant driver” for most of them. We look at five cases.
Hurricane Maria barreled through the islands that curve through the Caribbean.
Japan was filled with scenes of desperation a day after an 8.9-magnitude quake, as survivors called for help and rescuers looked for people buried in rubble.
Thawing sea ice may have opened the door, allowing the infection to cross oceans, a new study suggests.
The hordes came running and the snow-white raptor became the latest celebrity bird of Manhattan. Some enthusiasts took Manhattan Bird Alert to task for revealing the bird’s exact whereabouts to 38,000 followers. By Thursday morning, the Central Park snowy was nowhere to be found.
Torrential rains left at least 324 people dead, and hundreds of thousands more have been made homeless.
The population of endangered killer whales has hit a 30-year-low, numbering only 75 this year.
Some 600 million Indians, about half the population, face high to extreme water scarcity conditions, with about 200,000 dying every year from inadequate access to safe water, says a government report.
An unusually wet year is responsible for the biblical-seeming swarm of pallid-winged grasshoppers, according to entomologists.