As scientists have studied the chimpanzee, they’ve found more and more similarities between humans and their closest living relatives. But when it comes to the courts, chimps and humans couldn’t be more different. Chimpanzees, like other animals, are not considered persons before the law. Show More Summary
Sea snot: a delicious mixture of gooey sea animal corpses and their poo!
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for the eco-conscious Grumpy Cat in your life, this is just the ticket.
Sunday’s horrifying derailment of a commuter train north of New York City left at least four people dead and more than 60 injured. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the accident, which came on a sharp right curve at a spot where the Harlem and Hudson Rivers meet. Show More Summary
(JOHANNESBURG) — As many as 20 percent of Africa’s elephants could be killed in the next 10 years if illegal poaching continues at the current rate, according to new data released Monday at the opening of the Elephant Summit in Botswana. Show More Summary
Scientists launched China’s first ever moon rover early Monday, marking a milestone in the nation’s climb towards building a space program. CCTV aired live footage of the Jade Rabbit, also know as “Yutu,” as it took off in the Chang’e-3 rocket around 1:30 a.m. Show More Summary
Climate change and evolution came under attack for different reasons, but now their skeptics are banding together.
This is part of a 10-part series on the ”Top 10 Toxic Ingredients Used By The Fossil Fuel Industries.” Read, share, and check in tomorrow for the next part, which will focus on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. 7. Mercury Fossil Fuel Source: Coal Mercury is a dangerous neurotoxin. Show More Summary
Two weeks ago, I had an opportunity to hear Jim Rogers, the Chairman of Duke Energy, speak about the future of electric utilities at a conference in Quincy, MA. Rogers said that two principal forces are affecting change in the electric utility industry: flat demand growth and rising prices. While I have enormous respect for [...]
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is wrapping up a banner year in the battle against misconduct and manipulation in markets. Over the past year, the FERC assessed nearly one billion dollars in civil penalties against a broad spectrum of participants in the wholesale electric power market, according to the 2013 Report on Enforcement released last [...]
Legislation that would impose a 10-year moratorium on fracking is making its way through the state legislature. Might it actually become law?
At the late November meeting of UN climate delegates in Warsaw, negotiators from Canada–once a strong supporter of fast-start financing to limit greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries–and Australia, now led by a rashly conservative government, sat on their hands. Show More Summary
Corvids — the family of birds that includes ravens, crows and magpies — are highly intelligent animals that are known for sharing many behavioral characteristics with primates, despite being only very distantly related. Tool use, planning,...Show More Summary
Bummer news for pot smokers: Up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can end up in the smoke you're inhaling.
Trans fats have been an unlabeled part of the American diet until relatively recently -- a fact that makes a good case for the "precautionary approach" to new foods.
Virginia's gubernatorial upset is just the beginning, as politicians realize the climate issue is one that can help them win.
A pair of massive subglacial lakes have been discovered underneath of the melting Greenland Ice Sheet by researchers from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) at the University of Cambridge. The lakes — located over 800 meters beneath surface of the ice sheet — are each around 8-10 km2 in size. Show More Summary
A new species of wildcat has just been identified in Brazil by researchers from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. The new species — Leopardus guttulus — is currently listed as threatened. It had previously been assumed that...Show More Summary
There have been more than a dozen earthquakes in and around the small Texan city of Azle in the last month, and a scientist says fracking practices could be the cause.
These rehabilitated harbor seal pups look so cute with their little robot hats.