As thaw accelerates, Swiss glaciers have lost 10% of their volume in the past 2 years, experts say
A Swiss Academy of Sciences panel is reporting a dramatic acceleration of glacier melt in the Alpine country, which has lost 10% of its ice volume in just two years after high summer heat and low snow volumes in winter.
At US Antarctic base hit by harassment claims, workers are banned from buying alcohol at bars
From Sunday, workers at the main United States base in Antarctica will no longer be able to walk into a bar and order a beer, after the federal agency overseeing the research program decided to stop serving alcohol.
Sufjan Stevens is relearning to walk after Guillain-Barre Syndrome left him immobile, hospitalized
Grammy- and Oscar-nominated indie musician Sufjan Stevens is relearning how to walk after the autoimmune disease Guillain-Barre Syndrome left him immobile, representatives confirmed to The Associated Press.
Russian spaceport visited by North Korea's Kim has a history of corruption and construction delays
The Russian space launch facility where President Vladimir Putin has hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reflects an ambitious attempt by Moscow to burnish its scientific glory that faded after the Soviet collapse.
Residents and fishermen file a lawsuit demanding a halt to the release of Fukushima wastewater
Fishermen and residents of Fukushima and five other prefectures along Japan’s northeastern coast have filed a lawsuit demanding a halt to the ongoing release of treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.
Farms with natural landscape features provide sanctuary for some Costa Rica rainforest birds
A study conducted over 18 years in Costa Rica shows that small farms with natural landscape features such as shade trees, hedgerows and tracts of intact forest can provide a refuge for some tropical bird populations.
Court revives doctors' lawsuit saying FDA overstepped its authority with anti-ivermectin campaign
A federal appeals court in New Orleans has revived a lawsuit by three doctors who say the Food and Drug Administration overstepped its authority in a campaign against the use of a drug that is not approved to treat COVID-19.
Typhoon Saola churns toward south China, suspending transport and delaying the school year
Chinese state media report at least 121 passenger trains are suspending service in anticipation of the arrival of Typhoon Saola, while several cities in coastal areas of southern China have suspended the start of the school year.
U.S. envoy visits Fukushima to eat fish, criticize China's seafood ban over wastewater release
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel has visited a city in Fukushima, where he ate a seafood lunch with the mayor, talked to fishermen and stocked up on local produce to show they are safe after the release of treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.
Japan asks China to urge citizens to halt harassment after start of Fukushima wastewater release
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has asked China to urge its citizens to halt acts of harassment, including crank calls and stone throwing at Japanese diplomatic facilities and schools, in response to Japan's release of treated radioactive wastewater from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant.
At Fukushima Daiichi, decommissioning the nuclear plant is far more challenging than water release
For the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, managing the ever-growing volume of radioactive wastewater held in more than 1,000 tanks has been a safety risk and a burden since the meltdown in March 2011.
Much of Florida under state of emergency as possible tropical storm forms in Gulf of Mexico
Forecasters are warning of possible flash flooding and landslides across the eastern Yucatan peninsula and western Cuba, and Florida is bracing for a possible hurricane by midweek, as a weather system off the coast of Mexico is expected to become a tropical storm by Sunday.
6 tornadoes confirmed as Michigan storms down trees and power lines; 5 people killed
Officials say at least six tornadoes touched down in Michigan as part of severe storms powered by strong winds that killed five people, while downing trees, tearing roofs off buildings and leaving hundreds of thousands of customers without power.
Japanese government pledges long-term support for fisheries during Fukushima plant water release
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has promised his government’s full support for fishing communities during the decades-long process to release treated radioactive wastewater from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea.