Science

Mass bleaching detected on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Vast areas of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s biggest coral system, have been affected by mass coral bleaching caused by a marine heat...

Despite Google Earth, people still buy globes. What’s the appeal?

Find a globe in your local library or classroom and try this: Close the eyes, spin it and drop a finger randomly on its curved, glossy surface. You...

Melting glaciers, drying sea highlight Central Asia’s water woes

Climate change and water scarcity are harsh realities facing Central Asia. Glaciers in the east, in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, are ra...

Surrogacy debate comes to a head in Rome

An international campaign to ban surrogacy received a strong endorsement Friday from the Vatican, with a top official calling for a broad-based allian...

Activist Greta Thunberg detained at climate demonstration in The Hague

Climate activist Greta Thunberg was among dozens of people detained Saturday by police in The Hague as they removed protesters who were partially bloc...

Mercury exposure widespread among Yanomami tribe in Amazon, report finds

Many Yanomami, the Amazon's largest Indigenous tribe in relative isolation, have been contaminated with mercury coming from widespread illegal gold mi...