AP (Apr. 3, 2014) Schools have closed their playgrounds and ambulance staff are reporting a surge in breathing problems as smog blankets parts of England for a second day. Northern Germany was also affected with a ... watch video
AP (Oct. 22, 2013) Beijing sought to tame its infamous smog on Tuesday by preparing emergency measures such as factory shutdowns and traffic limits to kick in when air pollution levels are high. (Oct. ... watch video
AP (Feb. 26, 2014) Thick smog has been covering China's capital for a week. The US Embassy in Beijing says the pollution levels are ten times what would be considered unsafe. (Feb. 26)
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Reuters - Business Video Online (Mar. 27, 2014) China's government may have declared war on pollution, but in Beijing the smog rolls on - which Breakingviews' John Foley says indicates the economy remains in relatively solid health.
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AFP (Oct. 19, 2014) Tens of thousands of runners battled thick smog at the Beijing Marathon on Sunday, with some donning masks as the levels of PM2.5 small pollutant particles soared to 16 times the maximum recommended ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 15, 2014) In the winter, thousands of trees surrounding Mount Zao take on a life of their own, as snow dumped by icy Siberian winds blankets the firs and transforms them into ominous "snow monsters".
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Apr. 24, 2015 A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish – male fish that produce eggs. The medication is ... read more
Apr. 24, 2015 This map provides a picture of the nation's geologic basement. More than 80 pieces of crust have been added to the nation's basement since the Earth began preserving crust about 3.6 billion years ... read more
Apr. 24, 2015 A team of philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has become so widespread, despite positive ... read more
Apr. 24, 2015 Gigantic volumes of hot material rising from the deep earth's mantle to the base of the lithosphere have shaped the face of our planet. Provided they have a sufficient volume, they can lead to ... read more
Apr. 23, 2015 Many loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Dry Tortugas National Park head to rich feeding sites in the Bahamas after nesting, a discovery that may help those working to protect this threatened ... read more