Deadly Earthquake Felt Across South Asia

October 26, 2015
A Pakistani policeman digs through the debris of collapsed houses after an earthquake in Kohat on October 26, 2015. A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia, including 12 Afghan girls crushed to death in a stampede as they tried to flee their collapsing school. (Basit Shah/AFP/Getty Images)

Pakistani officials say a powerful earthquake in a remote part of neighboring Afghanistan has killed dozens of people.

A New England Entrepreneur Is Selling Fall Leaves

October 26, 2015
Fall foliage is pictured in Amherst, Massachusetts. (David Heyes/Flickr)

Kyle Waring is capitalizing on New England’s fall foliage, just as he did with snow when Boston was buried by blizzards.

Rising Seas Are A Problem Across Party Lines

October 26, 2015
Storm-damaged beachfront houses are shown in the Far Rockaways, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 in the Queens borough of New York, three months after Superstorm Sandy. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

There were actually more Republicans than Democrats at a meeting about sea level rise, though they called it “nuisance flooding.”

Big Game Hunters Still Making Headlines

October 23, 2015
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) protesters hold pictures of Cecil the Lion as they stand in front of the Department of Interior building to protest against the importing of wild game killed as trophies August 5, 2015 in Washington, DC. Peta is calling on the Fish and Wildlife Service to take steps to end cruel trophy hunting by listing lions as a threatened species and banning the importation of their heads, tails, and skins into the U.S.  (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A hunter is suing Delta airlines over its ban on transporting game trophies, and the killing of a massive bull elephant has sparked outrage.

States File Lawsuits Challenging Obama’s Climate Change Rules

October 23, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 19: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the press after hosting a roundtable with CEOs about climate change October 19, 2015 in Washington, DC. The group reportedly discussed carbon mitigation, sustainability and how new technologies can support the efforts. while in the Roosevelt Room of the White House (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Twenty-four states filed legal actions challenging Obama’s new rules, saying the Clean Power Plan goes beyond the EPA’s authority.

How Hurricane Patricia Compares To Past Storms

October 23, 2015
Residents of Boca de Pascuales, Colima State, Mexico, prepare to be evacuated before the arrival of hurricane Patricia. Fast-moving Patricia grew into an "extremely dangerous" major hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, forecasters said, warning of possible landslides and flash flooding. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

Patricia is the strongest tropical cyclone ever measured at sea in the Western Hemisphere, with sustained winds up to 200 miles per hour.

Remote Alaskan Island Is A Boon To Bird Researchers

October 23, 2015
Biologist Jeff Williams, biologist Steve Ebbert and deck hand Andy Velsko return to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service research boat R/V Tiglax after checking the conditions to land researchers on Buldir Island in the Aleutians during a trip from Adak Island to Attu Island on a weeklong research mission in southwestern Alaska, on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. Scientists on the R/V Tiglax conduct research in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. (Bob Hallinen/Alaska Dispatch News)

Seventy miles from the next nearest piece of land, Buldir Island is the most isolated and pristine Aleutian island.

Record-Breaking Hurricane Patricia Nears Mexico

October 23, 2015
Residents of Boca de Pascuales, Colima State, Mexico, prepare to be evacuated on October 22, 2015, before the arrival of hurricane Patricia. Fast-moving Patricia grew into an 'extremely dangerous' major hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, forecasters said, warning of possible landslides and flash flooding. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

The strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere is expected to hit Mexico this afternoon.

How Recycling Can Get You To The Movies In Hollywood, Florida

October 22, 2015

An program in Florida is offering incentives like movie tickets and magazine subscriptions to residents who recycle.

U.S. And Cuba To Collaborate On Marine Life Protection

October 21, 2015
A diver makes an immersion at the International diving Center Maria la Gorda on the Guanahacabibes peninsula in the province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, on June 10, 2015. (Chris Gillette/AP)

The two countries are establishing “sister sanctuary” relationships to protect fish and their habitat.

Could California Ease Its Drought By Capturing More Rain?

October 21, 2015
Heavy rains and large surf pounded the West Coast as a product of El Nino in December 2002. Another El Nino is supposed to hit the area, leaving many wondering how to store the rain for drier times. Here, Encinitas fireman Mike Kemp adjusts his hood as a wave crashes over a sea wall December 20, 2002 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California as firemen worked to help clear flooded buildings. (Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

The predicted El Niño won’t bring an end to the drought, so the state is looking for better ways to conserve and manage water.

In Southwest, Tarantulas Seek Out Perfect Mate

October 20, 2015
Desert tarantulas are on the move in the southwestern United States as males look for mating partners. (Dallas Krentzel/Flickr)

It’s mating season for tarantulas. That means male tarantulas are on the move, hoping to find a female to pair up with.

Flash Floods Trigger Mudslides In Southern California

October 16, 2015
In a photo provided by Caltrans, water and mud cover Interstate 5 at Fort Tejon, about 75 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Flash flooding sent water, mud and rocks rushing across Interstate 5, stranding hundreds of vehicles and closing the major north-south thoroughfare. (Caltrans via AP)

Nearly 40 miles of Interstate 5 were shut down last night after flash flooding sent mud and rocks onto the roadways.

Demand Is Growing For Grass-Fed Beef, And Farmers Are Listening

October 15, 2015
Farmer Steve Landers owns Covered-L Farms in central Missouri, where he raises grass-fed beef. (Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media)

Steve Landers switched his herd of 33 cattle to a diet of pure grass in 2007. He’s now expanding the farm to meet demand.

Economist Says We Need To Rethink How We Recycle

October 14, 2015
Recycled cans and other aluminum products are viewed at the Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, an 11-acre recycling center on the Brooklyn waterfront on April 22, 2015 in New York City. Approximately 19,000 tons of metal, glass and plastic are collected monthly by the Department of Sanitation in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Thomas Kinnaman argues that it may not make sense to recycle glass and plastic as much as we do currently in America.

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