In California, Millions of ‘Shade Balls’ Combat a Nagging Drought
Ninety-six million little balls in the Los Angeles Reservoir will help block sunlight and UV rays that promote algae growth, helping to keep...
How Are Those Walleye Biting? On Minnesota Lake, They’re Not
Only a few days into August, summer on Mille Lacs Lake seemed to be over after a state agency banned walleye fishing, saying the annual quota had...
Where to Watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in the New York Area
Fair weather and a new moon may make this year’s Perseid meteor shower the most spectacular since at least 2008.
Odd Suckers: Octopus Species That's Weirdly Social, Romantic
The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of the sea creature that's even stranger and shares some...
E.P.A. Treating Toxic Water From Abandoned Colorado Mine After Accident
Emergency declarations in Colorado, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation as the Animas and San Juan Rivers remain restricted.
Australia Sets Emissions Goal, but Climate Experts Say It Falls Short
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s goal of cutting carbon emissions between 26 and 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 was immediately criticized as...
A Milestone in Africa: One Year Without a Case of Polio
Health experts are quietly celebrating, while remaining on guard for a possible resurgence of a formerly widespread disease....
Meteor Shower Likely to Be Good, Won't Be Eclipsed by Moon
Want to wish upon a shooting star? The skies over the United States are likely to cooperate for a meteor shower overnight Wednesday....
Carlton Journal: Rural Wisconsin Community Laments Nuclear Power Plant’s Closure
Residents of Carlton, Wis., are angry that a nuclear power plant run by Dominion that provided jobs and tax revenues closed abruptly....
Environmental Agency Uncorks Its Own Toxic Water Spill at Colorado Mine
The chemical brew unleashed during an Environmental Protection Agency investigation is three times larger than previously stated, the agency said....
Parasite Yet Another Threat to Already Troubled Amphibians
Scientists have identified a new problem for amphibians, which are already shrinking in numbers: A parasite is infesting tadpoles worldwide....
Space Salad: 1 Small Bite for Man, 1 Giant Leaf for Mankind
These are the salad days of scientific research on the International Space Station. On Monday, for the first time astronauts munched on red romaine...