An enormous island of trash twice the size of Texas is floating in the Pacific Ocean somewhere between San Francisco and Hawaii.
A construction crew digging a foundation for a new county building in Stockton, Calif., uncovered the bones of a prehistoric elephant.
California officials are preparing to file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency so the state can regulate greenhouse emissions.
Conservationists in Turkey are celebrating the discovery of a previously unknown flock of sociable lapwings, once thought to be nearing extinction.
San Francisco is turning its lights out for an hour Saturday night to increase awareness of light pollution and wasted energy.
Researchers say cod stocks around Britain have rebounded enough to permit small catches in the North Sea, The Times of London reported Saturday.
A Michigan company could become the first in the nation to generate electricity by incinerating waste, thereby reducing the need for landfills.