WASHINGTON — NASA’s planet-hunting telescope has found 10 new planets outside our solar system that are likely the right size and temperature to potentially have life on them, broadly hinting that we are probably not alone.
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WASHINGTON — A mass bleaching of coral reefs worldwide is finally easing after three years, U.S. scientists announced Monday.
About three-quarters of the world’s delicate coral reefs were damaged or killed by hot water in what scientists say was the largest coral catastrophe.
LONDON — The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims.
SEATTLE — Ken Shefveland’s body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream.
PORTLAND, Maine — The number of young lobsters is declining in the Gulf of Maine despite years of record-breaking harvests, a University of Maine marine scientist has warned.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the first U.N. conference on oceans Monday with a warning that the seas are “under threat as never before,” noting one recent study warns that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said the United States “will continue to be the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on Earth” as he announced a U.S. pullout from an international accord designed to curb climate change.
But facts muddy that claim.
CANBERRA, Australia — As many Australians grapple with how to save their Great Barrier Reef from global warming, others are preoccupied with building one of the world’s biggest coal mines nearby.
Coal mining and environmental tourism are cash cows for Queensland, a resource-rich northeast playground that promotes itself as Australia’s “Sunshine State.”
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After nine months in space, mouse sperm has yielded healthy mice, Japanese scientists reported Monday.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Drogon the ant joins a pink bush cricket and a freshwater stingray on this year’s Top 10 list of new species.
An international panel of experts compiles the list for the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse.