The snowpack in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, a major source of water for the state, could largely disappear in 25 years if global warming continues unchecked.
But challenges await, including technical issues, regulatory barriers and many miles of highway.
The mutation of the Omicron variant could be down to “reservoirs” of the virus lurking in the unvaccinated and immunosuppressed.
NASA mission or no, thousands of people could still be killed by a completely unpredictable asteroid impact
Before we get too excited about NASA’s asteroid deflection test, we should recognise that humanity is very bad at predicting impacts.
NASA will crash a spacecraft into an asteroid for the first time ever as part of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), a planetary defense mission.
Only about 10 vaquitas remain, but scientists say there’s still hope for the elusive porpoises. Their fate largely depends on the Mexican government.
Dogs can video call their owners with a new invention which the designers claim could help address anxiety in pets that are left alone at home.
The identity of Satoshi Nakamoto – a pseudonym for the legendary, still-unidentified creator of Bitcoin – could soon be revealed in a court case in Florida, according to a report. The family of deceased computer scientist David Kleiman contends he created the cryptocurrency along with Craig Wright under the Satoshi Nakamoto name. And Kleiman’s heirs…
The future climate could be determined by the level of emissions in the coming years.
Thousands of UK phone boxes could be protected from closure under plans announced by telecoms regulator Ofcom.
Getting 190 countries to commit to giving up coal has taken years of lobbying and diplomatic lever-pulling by a coalition of countries including the UK and Canada.
Scientists used satellite measurements of carbon dioxide to detect small atmospheric reductions over areas under coronavirus lockdowns. The approach could help track emissions more quickly in the future.
A village in the eastern coast of India faces the risk of going under water amid rising sea levels.
The volley of radiation may trigger the northern lights if it collides with our atmosphere.
Apple is looking to bypass the need for lenses overall, ‘beaming the pictures’ into your eyes.
The $10,000 helmet works by forcing brain cells to boost their energy levels – which fall in people with dementia – and encouraging blood flow so the brain gets more oxygen.
A review found that the sanctions program must be modernized to maintain its effectiveness.
Yunhua Lin’s cartel had turned Malawi into a hub for ivory, rhino horn and pangolin scale trafficking. He was recently sentenced to 14 years in prison in the southern African country.
Scientists have said that infrared light therapy could potentially help people living with dementia.
An atomic blast is not the preferred solution for planetary defense, but 3-D models are helping scientists prepare for a worst-case scenario.
The world has made progress in the fight against climate change, with wind, solar and other clean technologies taking off. But more is needed to avert catastrophe, a new report finds.
Airbus has flown a solar-powered aircraft on two 18-day trips, and says the Zephyr could soon spend six months in the air at a time.
Hackers could have stolen beer from the Scottish brewery and pub chain BrewDog due to a vulnerability that exposed details of more than 200,000 shareholders.
A species of stink bug could become “problematic” for crops and gardens after it was discovered in Surrey, experts have warned.
Ofcom has issued new guidance to video-sharing platforms (VSPs) including TikTok, Snapchat, and Twitch about how they must protect their users from harmful online content.
Worm mothers have been found to sacrifice themselves to provide milk for their young, according to a new study.
Russian authorities on Thursday warned social media giant Facebook it faces a fine of up to 10% of its annual turnover in the country unless it deletes content Moscow deems illegal.
At least three promising antivirals that could prevent symptoms and limit transmission of Covid-19 are in clinical trials.
Egyptian scientists have identified a new species of prehistoric killer whale from a 43-million-year-old fossil that was found in Eqypt’s “Whale Valley”.
Without immediate action to combat climate change, rising sea levels, water scarcity and declining crop productivity could force 216 million people to migrate.
Scientific institute to fight future pandemics launches – and could see vaccines developed months earlier
A new scientific institute aimed at helping the world prevent, prepare and respond more effectively to pandemics is launching today.
The company realized months ago that it could be running afoul of pay laws in a number of countries but has been slow to fix the problem, according to internal documents.
The report released Wednesday is not intended as a policy statement or administration goal, officials said. Instead, it is “designed to guide and inspire the next decade of solar innovation by helping us answer questions.
Many Republicans vying to replace Newsom as governor want to roll back the state’s ambitious plans to cut planet-warming emissions, a change with nationwide implications.
The bill would rein in production quotas at warehouses that critics say are excessive and force workers to forgo bathroom breaks.