earth sciences

Volcano deaths highlight perils of adventure tourism

The deaths of at least five tourists in a volcanic eruption in New Zealand have raised questions over whether tour companies are taking enough precautions to keep visitors safe -- and whether tourists are aware of the risks.

Supreme Court won't throw out climate scientist's defamation suit

The Supreme Court decided Monday not to intervene in a defamation suit brought by prominent climate scientist Michael Mann against National Review, a conservative magazine he sued in 2012 after it criticized him, accusing him of "misconduct" and data "manipulation."

First native Zika cases in Europe confirmed

The first native cases of Zika in Europe have been confirmed after three people became infected with the virus in France. Experts warn that climate change could lead to more cases emerging across the continent.

Category 3 Humberto may swipe Bermuda Wednesday

Rain and strong winds from Hurricane Humberto were whipping Bermuda on Wednesday as the center of the second major Atlantic hurricane passed by. The Atlantic Ocean paradise rarely sees a storm this big and powerful.

Tropical Storm Chantal not due to make landfall

Chantal is churning Wednesday in the North Atlantic -- at roughly the same latitude as Philadelphia -- but the tropical storm isn't expected to have any impact on land, the National Hurricane Center said.

200 reindeer die on Arctic Island

More than 200 reindeer have been found dead this summer in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard -- and climate change appears to be the killer, researchers say.

Europe's heat wave shatters records

Europe is sweltering in intense heat, suffering through the latest heat wave in a summer that has seen at least 12 countries experience record-breaking temperatures.