Slimy, scaly or darn right ugly animals don't draw visitors to zoos and they physical characteristics make it tough to rally support to protect these critters from extinction.
The main global warming pollutant reached a record high level in the air in 2011, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday.
The average New Jersey beach is 30 to 40 feet narrower after Superstorm Sandy, according to a survey that is sure to intensify a long-running debate on whether federal dollars should be used to replenish stretches of sand that only a fraction of U.S. taxpayers use.
Over the past several months, dolphins have washed ashore along the northern Gulf Coast with bullet wounds, missing jaws and hacked off fins, and federal officials said they are looking into the mysterious deaths.
This year's drought is consistent with predictions that global climate change would bring about weather extremes including more frequent droughts, said a report released Monday.
Chimpanzees going through a midlife crisis? It sounds like a setup for a joke.
A white whale, rarely seen in the wild, has been spotted off the coast of Norway swimming with a pod of whales.
Think Google Maps, in galactic proportions.
Three astronauts touched down in the dark, chilly expanses of central Kazakhstan onboard a Soyuz capsule Monday after a 125-day stay at the International Space Station.
New research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences helps to explain why some tones sound better than others.
The population of Uganda's mountain gorillas has grown to 400, up from 302 in 2006, according to a census conducted last year, bringing the total number of mountain gorillas in Africa to 880 and giving hope to conservationists trying to save the critically endangered species.
A NASA symposium in Virginia is examining ideas that may lead to advanced and innovative space technologies.
Brazilian researchers are turning to cloning to help fight the perilous decline of several animal species.
Scientists say they've found evidence that stone tips for spears were made much earlier than thought, maybe even created by an earlier ancestor than has been believed.
Russia's space agency says a ruptured communications cable serving its Mission Control just outside Moscow has been fixed.
American Samoa is banning shark fishing in its waters in hopes of stopping the population's decline.
The absence of vast swaths of summer sea ice is changing the behavior of Pacific walrus, federal scientists said Wednesday, but added that more research will be needed to say what the final effects might be.
Citing harm to marine life, California coastal regulators on Wednesday soundly rejected a utility's plan to map offshore earthquake faults near a nuclear power plant by blasting loud air cannons.
The unique bird and reptile species that make the Galapagos Islands a treasure for scientists and tourists must be preserved, Ecuadorean authorities say _ and that means the rats must die, hundreds of millions of them.
Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area have become the first motorists in the nation to fill up their gas tanks with an algae-based biofuel.