45 reasons the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble

When the managers of the Great Barrier Reef recently rated its outlook as very poor, a few well-known threats dominated the headlines. But delve deeper into the report and you'll find that this global icon is threatened by ...

Everest region bans single-use plastic

Single-use plastics have been banned in the Everest region to reduce the vast amounts of waste left by trekkers and mountaineers, Nepali authorities said Thursday.

Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

Technicians investigating the cause of a subsea emergency in which a British scientist and her American pilot made a rapid ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) beneath the Indian Ocean on Tuesday now think it's unlikely it was ...

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