Why the death of a small, punk-like fish rocked the marine world

In 1802, when French naturalist Francois Peron slipped a small, chunky Australian fish into a jar…

Judge tosses lawsuit challenging DeVos’ sexual misconduct rule for schools, colleges

The ACLU had charged that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ Title IX rule, which took effect in…

Senate Dems agonize over embattled Feinstein

Chuck Schumer refused to defend Sen. Dianne Feinstein over calls from progressive groups for her removal…

Plantwatch: Australia’s giant stinging trees – 35m tall with a poison that can last for months

It sounds like something out of The Day of the Triffids: a stinging nettle the size…

Pelosi sees ‘a path’ to stimulus deal — but deadline may slip

Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are “on a path”…

Bottle-fed babies most at risk as study shows high lead exposure in US water

[embedded content] Not long after Peter and Erica Finin moved from Michigan to Pittsburgh, they had…

McCarthy locking up support despite fears of GOP losses

House Republicans face the possibility of sinking further into the minority on Nov. 3. President Donald…

10 million snowblowers? Last-ditch ideas to save the Arctic ice

Time is running out for the Arctic. The region continues to warm at two or three…

Anger as Environment Agency executive takes job at Southern Water

One of the most senior executives at the Environment Agency is leaving to join a water…

The animal species imperiled by Trump’s war on the environment

The prognosis for biodiversity on Earth is grim. According to a sobering report released by the…