Nature and Environment

At least 126,000 gallons of crude spilled into the waters off Orange County a week ago.
The killer whale soared before awestruck boaters in the Sea of Cortez.
The spectacular run of as many as 1,000 dolphins likely occurred as smaller pods merged in an area rich with food.
An unlikely alliance of ranchers, Indigenous communities and environmentalists is trying to save the Owyhee Canyonlands.
Natural underground caverns on the moon could store frozen samples of Earth’s species in order to protect biodiversity in the event of global catastrophe.
Record rains have led to heavy floods, and that's caused bugs, snakes and other critters to seek refuge.
Severe weather is expected to sweep from the Rockies to the Mississippi River Valley in the next few days.
Officials are beginning to reimagine fire and land management, drawing upon Native American tradition and perspectives that were long outlawed.
Conservationists suspect manatees are suffering from a lack of sea grass, which the beloved sea cows eat.
The animals were mostly likely infected by staff and other animals will be tested as well.
The situation has improved but about 20,000 Texans still face non-operational public water systems.
An offshore oil spill deposited tons of tar across Israel's coastline in what officials are calling one of the country’s worst ecological disasters.
Power has been restored to most homes, but millions of Texans are still being advised to boil water before using.
In Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi and more, millions of Americans are struggling after winter storms disrupted water the supply.
While Friday’s return is heavily symbolic, world leaders say they expect America to prove its seriousness after four years of being pretty much absent.
The crisis is far from over in parts of the South, where many people still lack safe drinking water.
Gates, who has warned that climate change will prompt more extreme weather, stressed that natural gas failures caused much of the state's power crisis.
This week’s storms, which have killed at least two dozen people, fit a pattern of worsening extremes under climate change.
The latest storm front was expected to bring more hardship to states that are unaccustomed to such frigid weather before moving into the Northeast on Thursday.
Wind-chill warnings extended from Canada into Mexico.