NEW ORLEANS— The latest about a potential settlement of a lawsuit by environmental groups against a New Orleans company that failed to end a decade-old leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental groups say they're pleased at the progress of talks with a New Orleans company that has failed to end a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, but it's too early to talk...» Read More
DES MOINES, Iowa— To protect a flock of rare chickens from the possibility of getting the bird flu, Iowa State University said Monday it has canceled classes for about 500 students at its poultry teaching and research farm. The Department of Animal Science is minimizing traffic to the poultry farm on 11 acres 3 miles south of the main Iowa State campus in Ames amid...
A series of new studies out this week shows solid progress toward a flu vaccine in a pill and a so-called universal flu vaccine. NBC News reports.
There are a number of diet and lifestyle choices that accompany Alzheimer's risk, according to a new study.
Patients with early-stage breast cancer may not require a lumpectomy or a mastectomy so early on, reports The New York Times.
July's average temperature was 61.86 degrees, beating the previous global mark set in 1998 and 2010 by about one-seventh of a degree.
With California mired in drought, it might seem odd there's a dam demolition underway.
Scientists may have been overestimating China’s emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 10 percent, the New York Times reports.
Chinese pollution has become such a problem that it has actually become an unexpected moneymaker for some large companies.
Now Intel is making Stephen Hawking's voice progam available to the public for free. NBC News reports.
A Japanese sports drink will be the first product advertised on the surface of the moon. GlobalPost reports.
The move comes two months after Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change and other environmental issues and ahead of a key U.N. climate conference in Paris in December, where world leaders are supposed to adopt a landmark agreement to fight climate change. About 60 delegates adopted the declaration at the end of the seminar, including leading clerics from...
WASHINGTON— The Obama administration's approval of drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean clashes with the message President Barack Obama will deliver when he visits Alaska to emphasize the dangers of climate change, some environmental groups say. "It sends a terrible signal to the rest of the world for the United States to be using public resources to promote...
The head of the Centers for Disease Control's Influenza Division says the agency is "concerned" that the bird flu virus may mutate.
A new study confirmed something researchers have suspected for decades: The stars that populate our universe are burning themselves out.
Drifting pollution has helped erase gains from stricter U.S. emissions rules. Reducing pollution may be an international problem.
'Shade balls' have been dumped into Los Angeles reservoirs to protect the region's water supply from contaminants and from evaporation.
Medical diagnostics company Hologic CFO Robert McMahon, discusses growth opportunities underway, including in its mammogram technology.
The oil dispersant, Corexit EC9500A, was deployed during the deadly Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had concluded in a June 2010 report that Corexit 9500 A was "slightly toxic" to mysid shrimp found in the Gulf of Mexico. Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq proposed in July that energy...
Coca-Cola is backing a new "science-based" solution to obesity: To maintain a healthy weight, get more exercise and worry less about cutting calories.
A British power plant may be the first in the world to emit less greenhouse gases than it emits, if all goes according to plan.