The eruption of the North Korean volcano in AD 946 was likely the biggest in the last couple thousand years, but ice cores and tree rings show little evidence of climatic effects.
The Carnival Corporation will plead guilty to seven felony counts related to illegally dumping ships' contaminated waste and intentionally trying to cover it up, the US Justice Department said Thursday.
After a sudden increase in earthquakes, which have been linked to oil extraction practices, Oklahoma instituted new limits on wastewater injection. Since then, the quakes have dropped off significantly, according to a new analysis.
Cities around the world are taking on an increasing role in combatting climate change, part of global efforts to meet the Paris climate agreement's goals.
The 350-foot-high and 530-foot-long containment system is part of a global effort to restore the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
Uber drivers plan to sit idle in city centers in order to emphasize their growing importance in daily transportation, demand higher wages, and boost their employment status.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on governments around the world to empower women, help domestic violence victims, and prevent future abuse.
On Saturday, Hillary Clinton's lawyers backed the recount effort by Jill Stein, who raised almost $6 million to fund it. Donald Trump called the recount effort "a scam."
The Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots in the US military, served in all-black units at a time of racial segregation in the military. Many faced discrimination at home upon their return.
On Tuesday, eight teens asked a Washington court to find the state in contempt for adopting what they argue are insufficient rules for lowering carbon emissions.
While the sea ice melt does not directly contribute to sea level rise, it does hold direct consequences for the whole planet.
A UN report reveals that 47 percent of humanity will have internet access by the end of next year, but most of the developing world remains offline.
Facebook and other tech companies have long tried to stay out of content curation, verification or censorship. But the volume of unreliable information in circulation, particularly throughout the election cycle, is shifting thinking.
Both oil company officials and environmental groups say that Trump would not be able to quickly lift the five-year plan.
To feed the growing global population, food production will have to increase significantly in the next 30 years. Scientists may have just come up with one possible solution: more efficient photosyntesis.
After more than 50,000 votes and an expert debate, the Royal Canadian Geographic Society has chosen a nominee for national bird, in honor of Canada's 150th birthday.
In her first public remarks since conceding the election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton urged supporters to 'never, ever give up.' That challenge calls for strategic changes, many Democrats believe.
The Taiwanese government may ask Google and Apple to remove the ride-hailing service from the nation's app stores, adding one more dilemma to Uber's list of challenges around the world.
The White House announced the 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday, an honor that often reflects the sitting president's interests.
GOES-R is scheduled to be launched Saturday. It's equipped with six imaging and data collection instruments, with which the satellite will be able to transmit more data in the first six months of operation than all previous GOES weather satellites.
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