Climatologists call it the "urban heat island" effect—when a heatwave transforms a city into a furnace where citizens swelter, suffer or even die.
(AP)—A powerful undersea earthquake shook parts of southern Indonesia on Friday, but no major damage or tsunami were expected because of its depth.
A lone female Western North Pacific grey whale has set a record for long-distance migration, according to a study Tuesday.
A strong earthquake hit off of Indonesia's main island of Java on Sunday afternoon, causing residents to pour into the streets, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued.
For a few months now, sea lion pups have been stranding on the coast of Southern California. So many have washed up, emaciated and exhausted, that marine mammal care centers can scarcely hold them all. But while most people ...
Tropical Depression Danny was already affecting the Leeward Islands when NASA's Terra satellite passed overhead.
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Atlantic Ocean and captured a picture of Tropical Storm Edouard as it continues to weaken. The National Hurricane Center expects Edouard to affect the western Azores over the next two ...
A volcano in the Galapagos Islands whose fiery eruption raised fears for the world's only population of pink iguanas has calmed, sparing the unique critters from danger, officials said Tuesday.
A tsunami threat was canceled Saturday after a strong earthquake struck the Santa Cruz Islands in the South Pacific and no damage or casualties were reported.
Easter Island is the most remote inhabited island in the world, roughly 1,900 miles from the Chilean coast. It's also near the southern limit of the range in which corals can thrive. Its extreme isolation has yielded a marine ...