• California not ready for quakes—and they're coming Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:35 PM ET
    A National Guard soldier stands on a street after an earthquake in Northridge, Calif., Jan. 18, 1994.

    The chief of California's state-run earthquake insurance agency says residents there have no financial protection if a big quake hits.

  • Pope's statement on climate change: 5 things to know Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Pope Francis, who pledged on the day of his installation as pontiff to make the environment a priority, is drafting a highly anticipated encyclical on ecology and climate change. Francis said last week he wanted the document to be released in time to be read before the next round of U.N. climate treaty talks in Paris at the end of the year.

  • NASA finds lost British spacecraft on Mars Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 3:13 PM ET
    Images of the Beagle 2 lander from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite

    Scientists lost contact with the Beagle 2 before it was supposed to land on Mars on Christmas Day 2003. NASA images have just shown it.

  • The White House said the studies, by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, showed a need for action to reduce rising world emissions of greenhouse gases. The scientists said the record temperatures were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far...

  • Separate studies by the U.S. space agency NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that the 10 warmest years on record have taken place since 1997.. The scientists said the record temperatures were spread around the globe, including most of Europe stretching into northern Africa, the western United States, far eastern Russia into...

  • Getting hot in here: 2014 hottest year on record Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    A worker delivering bottled water during the hot weather last July in Shanghai.

    Of the large inhabited land areas, only the eastern half of the United States recorded below-average temperatures in 2014, NYT reports.

  • Separate studies by NASA the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that with the exception of 1998, 10 of the warmest years on record have occurred since 2000.. Since 1880, when record-keeping began, Earth's average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit, a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon...

  • Fixing the US STEM problem: Bill Nye Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” speaking at the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Gala 2014

    Bill Nye, "The Science Guy" weighs in on how to fix the US's problem of not being able to fill millions of STEM jobs.

  • Rick Snyder vetoed a bill Thursday that would have limited regulators' authority to designate sections of state land for the promotion of biological diversity, saying it would hamper sustainable forest management beneficial to the economy as well as environmental protection. It was backed by the timber industry, which contended that the Department of...

  • Relying once again on the Clean Air Act, the rules join a host of others that President Barack Obama has ordered in an effort to slow global warming despite opposition to new laws in Congress that has only hardened since the midterm elections. The White House set a new target for the U.S. to cut methane emissions by 40 percent to 45 percent by 2025, compared to 2012...

  • *KB Home forecasts drop in gross margins. Shares of homebuilders fell 1.5 percent after KB Home forecast a drop in gross margins for the first quarter. Homebuilder stocks had been up earlier in the session, but KB Home dropped 16.3 percent to $13.87, its biggest percentage fall since 1992..

  • 'Nanowire' clothing could cut your heating bills Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    A woman braces from the cold during the morning commute in New York City November 25, 2013 as temperatures dropped into the lower 30's(F).

    Scientists coated fabric with a nearly invisible substance that can supercharge winter clothing and cut down on household heating.

  • 23andMe partners with big pharma  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of genetic-testing startup 23andMe, discusses the new deals with Pfizer and Genentech.

  • Celgene CEO: Creating a great future  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:45 AM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell speaks to Robert Hugin, Celgene chairman & CEO, about the company's ambitious long-term guidance and broad-based drug pipeline.

  • 'Dirty' discovery in antibiotics  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 1:31 PM ET

    Superbugs are one of the biggest public health crises facing the world right now. CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports nature is sparking hope for scientists.

  • FDA paves way for cheaper cancer drug copies  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 1:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports an FDA advisory panel unanimously recommended approval of what would be the first generic biologic drug in the U.S.

  • Schizophrenia breakthrough?  Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 2:47 PM ET

    Shares of Alkermes are up nicely after positive data from its schizophrenia drug trial. Richard Pops, Alkermes CEO, provides insight to the enormous market for schizophrenia and depression.

  • Will biotech bull run continue?  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 10:43 AM ET

    Discussing the outlook on the pharmaceutical sector, including leaders like Gilead and Celgene, with Michael Yee, RBC Capital Markets biotech analyst.

  • Recreational pot store owner seeks expansion  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 1:47 PM ET

    NBC's Harry Smith discusses just who is making the most money in the pot industry, and Starbuds owner Brian Ruden, discusses the cash issue with banks. CNBC's special "Marijuana Country: The Cannabis Boom" airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.

  • The pot underground  Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 10:53 AM ET

    NBC's Harry Smith looks at the thriving marijuana black market in Colorado even after legalization there. The special airs Monday night at 9PM eastern time.