The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far different than the Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska. The complex marine environment has currents and eddies that could carry the oil anywhere in the Gulf.
Scientists have found four or more killer whale species exist in the wild.
The magnitude 7.2 Mexico earthquake on Sunday, centered in northern Baja California, did not inflict nearly the damage that the 7.0 earthquake did in Haiti. Credit quake-resistant building standards and, perhaps, the distance of population centers from the epicenters.
Conan O'Brien tapes his last 'Tonight Show' Friday after settling on a $45 million severance package from NBC. But the surge in support – and ratings – for the red-headed comedian suggests that broadcast television is out of touch with public tastes in comedy, say media analysts.
Rising unemployment and higher interest rates may be to blame for another record month.
Americans are ready for a break, and they're being enticed out of their homes by big travel discounts, according to AAA.
Sales of existing homes fell 3 percent from February to March, but activity with lower-priced units may be picking up.
Rising sea levels and extreme storms could displace 480,000 people and damage businesses and airports, a new study says.