While coastal communities debate the merits of desalting seawater as a drought solution, a new approach to desalination could be a boon to farmers far inland.
Venture capitalist expected to appear Monday in case involving access to a popular local beach.
Commercial salmon boats arrive with their first catch of 2014, which promises to be a productive season. ...Read More
A California condor is receiving treatment at the Oakland Zoo for lead poisoning. She's the zoo's first condor patient at their animal hospital.
Recently, NASA administrator Charles Bolden rephrased the "Moon, Mars and Beyond" mission plan to better align the steps toward Mars with budgetary realities and to balance human space programs with more cost-effective robotic missions.
A research expedition in the Gulf of Mexico has stumbled on a field of beautiful natural sculptures made of asphalt on the sea floor.
For more than two decades, environmental groups and numerous agencies have worked to restore the wetlands at the former Hamilton Army Airfield. On Friday, the project achieved a significant milestone.
Scientists were able to engineer a version of the bird flu that can spread between mammals, the first step towards turning this virus into a pandemic. This research is controversial as it has created something that is potentially dangerous.
A group of biologists asks their peers to start documenting newly discovered and "rediscovered" species by non-destructive techniques instead of killing a specimen to bring home.
Drakes Bay Oyster Company is taking its running battle with the federal government–and environmentalists–to the Supreme Court. The company says it has filed a petition with the high court asking for a review of an unfavorable ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling said federal courts lacked ...Read More
A new paper attempts to describe a realistic picture of the unimaginable: a colossal cosmic impact that left a crater 500 kilometers across on the ancient Earth.
You might not expect to find an art gallery at a convention of neuroscientists. ...Read More
The latest report from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change focuses on impacts from climate change, both current and looming, and recommendations for how to adapt.
50 years ago today, the Good Friday earthquake in Alaska sent shockwaves through earth science itself.
Getting sick in space is no picnic. So scientists are sending bugs to the International Space Station, hoping to better predict some of the physical challenges that may befall astronauts when NASA eventually sends the first human mission to Mars.
A recent study of data collected by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Explorer (WISE) spacecraft may have exorcised the notion of the hypothetical existence of the fabled "Planet X."