12 February 2014, 11:41 AM ET
This vivid Kompsat-2 space wallpaper shows the Amazon River in the heart of northern Brazil’s rainforest. The false color makes land vegetation appear pink, while water appears green and dark blue.
12 February 2014, 09:29 AM ET
Flooding in Britain spread along the River Thames and began to threaten London on Monday, as a political row over the handling of devastating winter storms erupted into the open.
12 February 2014, 09:26 AM ET
Residents of the town of Chertsey, in the southeast of England, were beginning to evacuate on Tuesday morning after flood levels rose again. England has had its wettest January since 1766. (Feb. 11)
12 February 2014, 09:25 AM ET
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.9 struck today in southwestern China, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
12 February 2014, 09:24 AM ET
Scientists say climate change may be to blame for the current heavy downpours that have led to widespread flooding in the United Kingdom.
12 February 2014, 09:21 AM ET
Prime Minister David Cameron visited flood-hit areas in Britain on Tuesday following criticism of his government's handling of a crisis that has left swathes of the country under water.
12 February 2014, 01:34 AM ET
In an age of too much testing, some schools are turning to mud puddles and play.
11 February 2014, 05:46 PM ET
An Earth-watching satellite has spotted the latest winter storm threatening to paralyze the southeastern United States Tuesday (Feb. 11).
11 February 2014, 02:22 PM ET
A heat wave hitting Sochi this week could make the 2014 Winter Olympics the warmest in history.
11 February 2014, 01:28 PM ET
The island state is especially vulnerable to the effects of plastic on the environment and wildlife.
11 February 2014, 10:17 AM ET
A treasure trove of Cambrian fossils chiseled out of a canyon in Canada's Kootenay National Park rivals the famed Burgess Shale, the best record of early life on Earth, scientists say.
11 February 2014, 09:50 AM ET
Compared to relative humidity, dew point is frequently cited as a more accurate way of measuring the humidity and comfort of air, since it is an absolute measurement (unlike relative humidity).
10 February 2014, 04:37 PM ET
NASA's Aqua satellite snapped a photo of a dust storm blowing over the Taklimakan Desert in China on Feb. 1, 2014. The source of the dust is actually seasonal ponds that leave behind minerals picked up by winds.
10 February 2014, 03:25 PM ET
A group of scientists says it can predict El Niño events a year in advance, six months longer than currently possible, though other scientists don't think the methods used are sound.
10 February 2014, 03:14 PM ET
Trees in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, including giant sequoias, need sunlight, water and just the right kind of granite to grow, a new study finds.
10 February 2014, 03:00 PM ET
It took only 60,000 years to kill more than 90 percent of all life on Earth, according to the most precise study yet of the Permian mass extinction, the greatest die-off in the past 500 million years.
10 February 2014, 09:14 AM ET
The beautiful begonia can be found in a wide array of sizes and colors, gracing gardens, brightening living rooms and even flavoring foods.
08 February 2014, 02:59 AM ET
An unbelievable ice cave, our electric Earth and the Olympic Games in Sochi from space - a few of our amazing picks from this week.
08 February 2014, 02:27 AM ET
Can the coal industry blame its fading status on the federal government?
08 February 2014, 01:47 AM ET
Why would Shell abandon massive amounts of Arctic oil?
07 February 2014, 07:27 PM ET
A subduction zone is a collision between two of Earth's tectonic plates, where one plate sinks into the mantle underneath the other plate.
07 February 2014, 04:07 PM ET
An independent panel of experts said Friday there are flaws in the science the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) used to make its case for ousting gray wolves from the Endangered Species list.
07 February 2014, 04:02 PM ET
The Amazon rainforest's surprising dry season growth spurts are fake, the result of misleading satellite data, a new study finds.
07 February 2014, 03:07 PM ET
A clever new idea could save renewable energy for when the wind is not blowing and the sun is not shining.
07 February 2014, 01:54 PM ET
In the clear waters off the coast of Peru, researchers have found a stunning new red coral species that was not previously described by scientists.
07 February 2014, 12:28 PM ET
Was it an earthquake that rattled Maryland on Feb. 6? A sonic boom? Or some other, yet-to-be-determined phenomenon? Despite a number of official investigations, some frazzled Maryland residents still aren't sure what happened.
07 February 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Because solar and wind energy isn't consistent, many renewable energy power plants have to store excess energy for when demand is highest. A new system using train cars offers a clean, cheap, and fast method of storing that energy for later use.
07 February 2014, 11:21 AM ET
Facing harsh weather, massive ice floes, and even whales, Shell Oil decided to postpone their plan to start drilling for oil in the arctic ocean.
07 February 2014, 10:13 AM ET
A fiery-red coral species has been discovered off the coast of Peru.
07 February 2014, 10:01 AM ET
Satellites snapped imagery of a surprisingly snow-less Sierra mountain range, painting a grim picture of the water prognosis for California. NASA scientists are investing the cause.
07 February 2014, 01:56 AM ET
How protected are protected lands?
06 February 2014, 09:02 PM ET
Can enormous heat deep in the earth be harnessed to provide energy for us on the surface?