The Mount Kelud volcano in Indonesia erupted on Friday, killing three people and displacing tens of thousands more. The volcano was active for days before the eruption, but officials raised the volcano alert to the highest level just 90 minutes before it erupted. All of Java's airports remain closed except for two in Jakarta, the capital.
A sinkhole swallowed eight pricey Corvettes at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. No one was injured in the sinkhole collapse. The level of damage to the eight rare Corvettes isn't yet known. South central Kentucky has a karst landscape, which makes the area susceptible to sinkholes.
Crop pests and diseases are severely underreported in developing countries, which could undermine efforts to promote food production. New research shows that if every country were as wealthy as the United States, the average number of invasive insects and pathogens would increase by 200.
British scientists have found human footprints which they believe are 850,000 years old, the oldest ever found outside of Africa. The footprints were found at the Happisburgh site, outside of Norfolk, where in 2010 flint tools unearthed there provided evidence of the earliest human species to ever inhabit the United Kingdom.
The Oregon chub, a minnow only found in the state's Willamette Valley, has been proposed for removal from the endangered species list. If its approved, the minnow will become the first fish ever removed from the list due to recovery. The minnow was rescued by a 20-year effort by a number of government agencies in partnership with private lando...
White roofs are not a new concept when it comes to keeping buildlings cool in hot weather and slowing the impact of global warming. A new study found that white roofs are the most the cost-effective when compared to black or "green" garden roofs, as well as three times more effective in offsetting the effects of climate change.
Wave-energy technology being developed by leading-edge laboratories at the University of California Berkeley, and by renewable energy companies in Europe and Australia have created a promising segment in renewables as nations around the globe deal with the intensifying pressures of climate change.
This Sunday's Super Bowl XLVIII will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., and will be the first cold weather Super Bowl. Cold air temperatures will affect the game slightly: the football will be less bouncy and air drag will increase. Heated benches and heat fans will keep players and coaches warm on the sidelines.
Air pollution in Delhi, India, is worse than in the notoriously smoggy Beijing, China, according to a new study from India. The report criticized India for failing to put into place enough safeguards to curb pollution, something which Beijing has done and had success with. Air pollution as measured by PM 2.