WASHINGTON — The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before the end of the century, a new study says.
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CHICAGO — A scientist searching for a young male alligator snapping turtle that was put in a Southern Illinois creek at least a year ago instead grabbed a 22-pound adult female, raising hopes for those trying to protect a creature that hadn’t been spotted in the area for three decades.
NEW ORLEANS — The tallow tree, a “super invader” with toxic leaves and no natural enemies in North America, is conquering the South.
WASHINGTON — Scientists say global carbon pollution went up this year after three straight years when it didn’t go up at all.
Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide emissions rose about 2 per cent. The heat-trapping gas is a key cause of global warming.
The report out Monday dashes hopes that emissions from the burning of coal, oil and gas had peaked.
CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — A seabird known as the brown booby is nesting for the first time in California’s Channel Islands National Park.
The discovery announced Tuesday means the bird that is usually tropical or subtropical appears to have extended its range further north than previously seen.
JOHANNESBURG — Recent photos taken in a Kenyan wildlife area show a rare sight: a male lion mounting another male lion in what resembles a sexual act but is possibly a way of showing dominance.
A remote population of frizzy-haired orangutans on the Indonesian island of Sumatra seems to be a new species of primate, scientists say.
WASHINGTON — The ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988, NASA said Thursday.
The huge hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer reached its maximum this year in September, and this year NASA said it was 7.6 million square miles wide (19.6 million square kilometres). The hole size shrinks after mid-September.
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Any future nuclear test by North Korea risks collapsing its mountain test site and triggering a radiation leak, South Korea’s weather agency chief said Monday.
WASHINGTON — Monarch butterflies, those delicate symbols of spring and summer, should mostly be in Texas by now, winging their way to Mexico for the winter.
But Darlene Burgess keeps seeing colorful clusters of them ‚Äî and she lives in Canada.