Secret Lake Buried Miles Under Antarctic Ice Could Hold Clues to Life


After nearly 20 years of drilling, Russian scientists have reached a crystal clear underground lake — two miles beneath the solid ice of the continent…read more

Earth Day Coincides With Heated Debates Over Environmental Rules


An oil spill in California was behind the creation of the first Earth Day in 1970. Now, 41 years later, the worst oil disaster in…read more

Supernova ‘Star Guts’ Give Clues to Galaxy Evolution


Supernova 1987A, the first star explosion to be studied from the beginning, is teaching scientists new lessons about the evolution of galaxies and the formation…read more

New Environmental Standards for Cars


President Obama announced sweeping new standards on gas mileage and auto emissions. The new standard would increase the fuel economy of vehicles sold in the…read more

EPA Opens Door For Greenhouse Gas Limits


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally declared that greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide are a significant threat to public health, opening the door to new…read more

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