By Ruby Samuels
A rare and unexpected tornado blew across China's eastern Jiangsu province on Thursday afternoon, flattening entire villages and killing nearly 100 people.
Most experts incorrectly predicted the bear was either a grolar or pizzly, which is determined based upon whether the father is a polar or grizzly. DNA testing set the record straight.
By John Dyer
Under natural circumstance, carbon dioxide can take hundreds or thousands of years to turn into a mineral, but the scientists claim that 95 percent of the carbon dioxide they injected around 2,000 feet underground became harmless calcite in two years.
The fire first broke out on May 1 and spread to nearly 6,000 square kilometers at its peak, destroying over 1,900 buildings in Fort Mac, the hub of Canada's oil sands in northern Alberta.
By John Dyer
The decision alone won't stop the loss of rainforests, but it will involve the private sector in slowing it down.
An international committee of scientists says the only way to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction could be breeding it in pens, but others say this could accelerate the demise of the marine mammal that only lives in the Gulf of California.
By Tess Owen
It took firefighters nearly 10 hours to extinguish the blaze, which forced the evacuation of a small town east of Portland and spilled oil into the Columbia River.
By VICE News
Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes as water levels continue to rise due to sustained heavy rain.
Thai authorities found 40 tiger cub carcasses in a freezer at a Buddhist temple that is being investigated for suspected links to wildlife trafficking and abuse.
More Than 300 People in This Community Have Been Poisoned By Mercury, And Ontario Isn't Cleaning It Up
In the 1960s and 1970s, a pulp and paper mill dumped chemicals into the river system relied upon by Indigenous communities in northern Ontario. It's all still there.
By VICE News
Animal activists have filed a complaint against the Cincinnati Zoo alleging the facility had inadequate safety barriers in place, which allowed the child to fall into the gorilla enclosure.
Mass coral bleaching has destroyed at least 35 percent of the northern and central Great Barrier Reef, a major blow to the World Heritage Site that attracts about $3.59 billion US dollars in tourism each year.
Video: Zookeepers Killed a Critically Endangered Gorilla After He Grabbed a Four-Year Old at the Zoo
Zoo officials say the western lowland male gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo was killed because he posed a threat to the life of a four-year-old boy who fell into the animal's enclosure.
Traces of lead – a toxic substance that can damage the nervous system – were detected at levels exceeding the Environmental Protection Agency's maximum in 14 fountains and sinks at two schools in March.
A militant group called the Niger Delta Avengers, which has ordered companies to leave Nigeria's oil-rich region, claimed responsibility for the attack.
Nautilus Minerals is looking to go where few companies have gone before — but those living in nearby Papua New Guinea aren't sure it's worth the risk.
Friends of the Earth filed a petition on Tuesday with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, saying an investigation is need to determine why 1 in 4 cooling system bolts in one of the facility's reactors was degraded or missing.
South Africa saw a drop in the number of rhinos killed in 2015, but a record number of the animals were slaughtered in Namibia and Zimbabwe, primarily to satisfy Asian demand for rhino horn.