California Is Still in a Drought, But These Residents Say It's Time to Water the Gardens Again
After four years of devastating drought, some California reservoirs are back to normal, but conservationists warn that it would be a mistake to lift water restrictions.
We're Changing the Climate at an 'Unprecedented' Rate
The rate of change to Earth's climate is unlike any time in modern history, says the World Meteorological Organization, as US and UK researchers say carbon emissions are higher than in 66 million years.
30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster, Locals Are Still Eating Radioactive Food
Next month marks the anniversary of one of the worst nuclear accidents in history and researchers have found dangerously high levels of radioactivity in grains, milk, and other foods consumed in Ukraine and Russia.
The Drought That Preceded Syria's Civil War Was Likely the Worst in 900 Years
The drought collapsed agricultural yields and livestock herds, driving as many as 1.5 million Syrians from rural areas into cities, where resources were already scarce.
SeaWorld Says Its Spies Will No Longer Infiltrate Animal Rights Groups
People for the Ethnical Treatment of Animals says that SeaWorld infiltrators encouraged members to commit arson at the theme park and drain animal tanks.
Seattle-Area Salmon Are Loaded With Anti-Depressants and Other Drugs Thanks to Human Waste
Researchers have found high levels of pharmaceuticals in the waters and fish of Puget Sound — and that could cause problems for humans, too.
Monitoring Sick Animals in the Wild Could Be the Key to Preventing the Next Ebola Outbreak
Over half of infectious diseases originate in animals, yet early warning signs, like seizures or deaths in poultry or primate populations, are rarely monitored, say biologists in a new study.
Poaching and Civil War Aren't the Only Threats to Africa's Dwindling Population of Mountain Gorillas
The Ebola outbreak highlights how disease can spread from animals to humans; but it's a problem that cuts both ways.
How the Democratic Republic of Congo Fought A Different Ebola Outbreak
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to spread, the country that has experienced the most outbreaks of the virus ever appears to have halted another one.