Two Greenpeace activists in Japan face up to 10 years in prison for tactics used in exposing black market sales of whale meat. Anti-whaling groups hope Monday's trial helps turn Japanese public opinion against the whale harvest.
02/14/2010 03:40 pm
This morning's Illinois earthquake registered a 3.8 on the Richter Scale. How does that stack up against past US tremors?
02/10/2010 04:40 pm
In Pictures National Penguin Awareness Day
The early Pliocene period might be the best analog for the warmer world scientists expect in the not-too-distant future.
01/08/2010 12:20 pm
In Pictures Anti-whaling
Antiwhaling group Sea Shepherd accused a Japanese vessel hunting for whales in Antarctic waters of deliberately ramming its boat Wednesday, slicing it in half. The clash was the most damaging yet in an annual whaling war that has involved stink bombs, flash grenades, and acoustic weaponry.
01/06/2010 07:24 am
Winter solstice 2009 falls Monday, marking the shortest day in the year for the Northern Hemisphere.
12/21/2009 04:19 pm
At the Copenhagen global warming conference, researchers have been seeking attention to what's often been an "orphan" issue in the climate change debate: increasing ocean acidity and its risks for fisheries.
12/15/2009 09:04 am
A report Tuesday on the latest climate-change research shows emissions rising quickly and ice caps melting faster than projected. The report comes amid a controversy over hacked scientists’ e-mails that some say point to a global warming hoax.
11/25/2009 12:00 am
For some 500 million users, Skype turns their PC into a phone.
10/28/2009 01:00 am