The spill of a chemical into a West Virginia river upstream of a water treatment plant has prompted officials to issue a warning to residents not to consume or use tap water.
In a ceremony today (Jan. 6), China destroyed 6 tons of its stockpile of illegally traded ivory, part of what experts see as a trend in crackdowns on poaching in the country.
China will destroy ivory and other wildlife products confiscated from illegal trade on Monday (Jan. 6).
Australia has been suffering from an intense heat wave just before the Bureau of Meteorology is set to announce that 2013 was the country's hottest year on record.
All 52 passengers aboard the Russian research ship MV Akademik Shokalskiy have been rescued by helicopter and transported to an Australian icebreaker ship.
Every year, scientists add to our knowledge of the wide variety of species that live on Earth. Here, LiveScience looks at 13 amazing species announced in 2013.
A bevy of adorable baby animals arrived at zoos around the world this year, and from rare panda twins to fluffy swan cygnets, LiveScience is taking a look at some of the cutest.
The major winter storm hitting the West and moving into the Midwest was spotted by a satellite in orbit on Dec. 3, 2013.
Subtropical Storm Melissa has formed far out over the Atlantic Ocean, the 13th named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, coming after a nearly month-long lull in activity.
One year ago, what would become Superstorm Sandy, one of the worst hurricanes in U.S. history, first formed in over the Caribbean Sea.
Two satellites snapped pictures of Hurricane Raymond of the Pacific coast of Mexico just a day apart, -- it was only a tropical storm one day, but a major hurricane the next.
US carbon dioxide emissions have dropped for the fifth year in the last seven, with the second largest yearly drop seen since 1990, according to newly released government numbers.
They're back and tweeting about it! From NASA to the EPA, federal workers returned to the job today with the end of the government shutdown and took to Twitter to announce their return.
Tropical Cyclone Phailin, headed toward northeast India, could be a major storm when it makes landfall, potentially wreaking havoc on the area.
In the midst of a strong blizzard, government forecasters trekked over huge drifts of snow to get to work, even though they aren't being paid during the shutdown.
Take a look at the tropical storms and hurricanes that have formed during the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. We'll update each time a new named storm forms.
Tropical Storm Karen, the 11th named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, has formed over the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend, possibly as a hurricane.
While thousands of government employees, including many scientists, have been furloughed during the government shutdown, some are still hard at work, many with unusual jobs.
A man from the low-lying island nation of Kiribati is arguing that he is a climate refugee in New Zealand, saying that rising sea levels threaten the lives of those on Kiribati.
Many government agencies involved in science are being affected by the government shutdown. A flurry of tweets went out in the morning noting the suspension of tweeting.
Air New Zealand is looking to become the first commercial airline to fly people to and from Antarctica, though the flights will only take scientists during the summer research season.