High mountains warming faster than expected
High elevation environments around the world may be warming much faster than previously thought, according to members of an international research team including Raymond Bradley, director of the Climate System ...
Elusive mountain lion captivates LA then quickly vanishes
A celebrity mountain lion transformed a wealthy hillside neighborhood into a paparazzi-like scene of scrambling photographers before eluding everyone Tuesday and quietly slipping away.
New mesoamerican pine beetle described
A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle, Dendroctonus mesoamericanus Armendáriz-Toledano and Sullivan, has been described in a paper published online in the Annals of the Entomological So ...
Congress group tours Yucca Mountain nuke dump site in Nevada
Six members of Congress toured a dusty tunnel and stood atop Yucca Mountain on Thursday during a trip led by a colleague who said the non-descript rocky ridge in the wind-swept desert outside Las Vegas would ...
Whole-genome sequencing of endangered mountain gorillas
The first project to sequence whole genomes from mountain gorillas has given scientists and conservationists new insight into the impact of population decline on these critically endangered apes. While mountain ...
Lawmakers visit Yucca Mountain, consider nuke waste dumping (Update)
Several members of Congress are heading to the mothballed site of a proposed radioactive waste dump in the Nevada desert amid new talk about a decades-old problem—where to dispose of spent nuclear fuel stored at commercial ...
California takes sweeping steps to conserve water in drought
Gary Whitlock watched water run to a sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned whether California's latest attempt to curb water use would ...
Mild winters not fueling all pine beetle outbreaks in western United States
Warming winters have allowed mountain pine beetle outbreaks in the coldest areas of the western United States, but milder winters can't be blamed for the full extent of recent outbreaks in the region, a Dartmouth ...
Google's new CFO gets $70M for defecting from Morgan Stanley
Google just found out that luring a top executive from Wall Street to Silicon Valley is expensive.
Western forests decimated by pine beetles not more likely to burn
Western U.S. forests killed by the mountain pine beetle epidemic are no more at risk to burn than healthy Western forests, according to new findings by the University of Colorado Boulder that fly in the face ...
Gorillas vs oil: DR Congo seeking way to explore at Virunga park
In the Virunga national park, Africa's oldest natural reserve and home to the mountain gorilla, the endangered great ape and its habitat face a new threat: oil exploration.
Facebook buys shopping search engine TheFind
Facebook on Friday waded further into e-commerce with the acquisition of shopping search engine TheFind.com.
At last, a theory about why Denver is a mile above sea level
Geologists may finally be able to explain why Denver, the Mile High City, is a mile high: water.
Study identifies first-ever human population adaptation to toxic chemical, arsenic
High up in the high Andes mountains of Argentina, researchers have identified the first-ever evidence of a population uniquely adapted to tolerate the toxic chemical arsenic.