Environment

Investigating Strange Noises Coming From The Earth

April 3, 2014

For hundreds of years, residents of a small New England town have been hearing cracks and roars coming from the earth.

Chile Recovers After Earthquake

April 2, 2014
This picture taken on April 2, 2014 shows Riquelme Cove in Iquique, northern Chile, after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast. (Aldo Solimano/AFP/Getty Images)

The magnitude-8.2 earthquake hit last night, killing eight people. Chile’s president has declared a state of emergency.

China Bets On Harnessing The Ocean For Clean Energy

April 1, 2014

The country is entering into ventures with Lockheed Martin and partnering with the Netherlands to develop tidal power projects.

Logging Crossed Line Into Oso Landslide Zone

April 1, 2014
Geologist Paul Kennard stands atop a landslide slope in Discovery Park in Seattle. (John Ryan/KUOW)

State officials say they didn’t approve clear-cutting inside a no-logging zone directly above Saturday’s deadly landslide.

Airplane Search Sheds Light On Massive Marine Pollution

April 1, 2014
Captain Charles Moore retrieves plastic debris from the ocean in September 2007. (Algalita Marine Research Institute)

A wrinkle in the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has been the mistaking of garbage for possible plane wreckage.

Climate Report Warns Of ‘Severe’ And ‘Irreversible Impacts’

March 31, 2014
Severely damaged corn stalks due to a widespread drought are seen at sunset on a farm near Oakland City, Indiana, August 15, 2012. A new report from the IPCC details the current and future effects of climate change, including droughts and crop shortages. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The fifth report from the International Panel on Climate Change details the current impacts and future consequences of climate change.

Sea Turtle’s Amazing Journey By Sea And By Air

March 31, 2014
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A story of how one sea turtle escaped certain death in the cold waters of New England.

Flood Concerns In Northern Colorado As Snow Melts

March 31, 2014

The expected mountain snowmelt is raising concerns over flooding, like that seen in September, in Northern Colorado.

Melting Arctic Opens New Frontier, Challenges

March 31, 2014
In this Saturday, March 22, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Navy, sailors aboard the Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Mexico tie mooring lines after the submarine surfaces through the arctic ice at Ice Camp Nautilus, north of Alaska. Cracks in polar sea ice are prompting the Navy to break down the camp that provided support for an exercise involving submarines. (U.S. Navy via AP)

Many nations are hoping to capitalize on huge mineral, oil and gas reserves that are now accessible in the Arctic.

UN Report Warns Of ‘Irreversible Impacts’ Due To Climate Change

March 31, 2014

The fifth report from the International Panel on Climate Change details the current impacts and future consequences of climate change.

Object Sighted In New Search Area

March 28, 2014
Ground crew prepare to unload a Sea Hawk helicopter from a Royal Australia Air Force C-17 after it landed at RAAF Base Pearce to help with the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia, Friday, March 28, 2014. Australian officials moved the search area for the lost Malaysian jetliner 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the northeast Friday, following a new analysis of radar data, and a plane quickly found objects that a ship set out to investigate. (Rob Griffith/AP)

A lead has been sighted in a new search area as crews continue looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

Washington Braces For Rising Mudslide Death Toll

March 28, 2014
Members of the Washington Air National Guard wade through mud and debris looking for signs of missing persons. (Washington National Guard)

Tom Banse of the Northwest News Network sees firsthand the rescue efforts following a massive mudslide in Washington last week.

Census Estimate Shows New Shift To Urban Core

March 27, 2014
Houston, Tex., experienced the greatest population growth according to new census estimates. It is part of a trend of growing cities in the Midwest. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

New census estimates show that the population of the country is increasing in Western and Midwestern cities.

Long, Cold Winter Leading To Gardening Woes

March 27, 2014
Icicles hang from a camellia shrub in Charleston, South Carolina after a rare ice storm blanked the normally warm historic city on January 29, 2014. (Richard Ellis/Getty Images)

The long winter has wreaked havoc on gardens east of the Rockies. Mike McGrath has advice on saving your plants.

Geological Circumstances Behind Washington Mudslide

March 26, 2014

Geologists are looking into causes of the rapid collapse of a hillside that resulted in the massive weekend mudslide.

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