You'd better watch out for hurricanes with female names this Atlantic hurricane season. It turns out that hurricanes with feminine names are more likely to cause significantly more deaths than hurricanes with masculine names.
Scientists have discovered a new species of stick insect living in the evergreen forests of Damingshan, China.
In a new finding, researchers present a new species of flat bug from the past that was trapped in amber deposits.
Climate may not be the primary driver of decomposition. Challenging the long-held assumption, scientists have found that local factors play a far greater role than climate when it comes to wood decomposition rates, and the impacts on regional carbon cycling.
During the Last Glacial Maximum, our planet's northern continents were covered in vast ice sheets, and carbon dioxide levels were well below levels seen before the Industrial Revolution. Now, though, scientists are uncovering exactly why the LGM occurred.
On Monday, President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a plan to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants by 2030, hoping it will help he environment as well as the economy.
Australia's ancient volcanic eruptions are to be blamed for the first known mass extinction in history, a new study reveals.
Could environmental influences cause autism? That's exactly what scientists have found in this latest study. They've discovered that some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can result from environmental influences rather than gene mutations.
Scientists are learning a bit more about evolution, thanks to the colorful patterns on butterfly wings. Researchers have taken a closer look at the "eyespots" on certain butterflies in order to answer some fundamental questions about evolution.
If you're more feline friendly, chances are, you might also be smarter than the average dog lover.
Sometimes when environmental agencies or activist groups work to rid an area of an invasive species, it can affect the well being of endangered species as well. A prime example is one of the California Clapper Rail.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Boston College with a two-year, $200,000 grant that will allow Professor G. Michael Barnett and undergraduate researchers to use technology for disseminating pertinent environmental data to the public.