Colorado area open to Superfund cleanup after mine spill

Southwestern Colorado officials said Friday that they are ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons ...

New York's poorest area has 44% living in poverty

Away from the glittering lights of New York's entertainment and banking hub, nearly half the residents in the city's poorest neighborhood live in poverty, according to data released Friday.

Climate change 'affecting' bird migration: eco-group

The number of birds migrating south from chilly North America to warmer South America this time of year has dropped sharply compared to 2014, probably because of climate change, an environmental group said Friday.

Airbnb brings home cash in fresh funding round

Home-sharing startup Airbnb raised more than $100 million in a new funding round that kept its value at about $25.5 billion, sources with knowledge of the matter said Friday.

NASA images: A day on Pluto, a day on Charon

Pluto's day is 6.4 Earth days long. The images were taken by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) and the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera as the distance between New Horizons and Pluto decreased from 5 ...

NASA calls on SpaceX to send astronauts to ISS

SpaceX received orders Friday from the US space agency to send astronauts to the International Space Station in the coming years, helping restore US access to space, NASA said.

Microevolutionary evidence: The eyes have it

For a beholder who is an evolutionary biologist, the eye is has long been a fascinating puzzle because of the many parts that must seamlessly work together for the whole to work properly. Biologists have addressed the question ...

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