environment and natural resources

Mining company coached Alaska's governor to lobby White House

A mining company secretly collaborated with the governor of Alaska to lobby the Trump administration to move forward with a mining project that Environmental Protection Agency scientists warned could devastate the world's most valuable wild salmon habitat, according to newly released emails obtained by CNN.

House passes Trump's trade deal with Canada and Mexico

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed President Donald Trump's revised North American Free Trade Agreement, with members sending Trump's foremost legislative priority — just a day after the divided chamber took the historic vote to impeach him -- to the Senate.

2019 had three of the warmest months on record

No, it wasn't your imagination. 2019 was a historically warm year. During the summer, dozens of cities in the US sweltered under record-high temperatures and waited out historically long hot streaks.

There were once ads for this volcano

With hindsight, it looks embarrassingly inappropriate, but long before New Zealand's White Island volcano erupted killing at least 16 people last week, it was once humorously marketed as a fun destination for risk takers.

COP25 ends quietly on watered-down deal

The message from climate activists was passionate, the warning from the scientific community and countries already experiencing the effects of climate change, urgent. The action from world powers has been excruciatingly slow and inadequate.

Scientists have discovered deepest point on land

A new study shows that the deepest point on land is under the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica. Glaciologists at the University of California, Irvine, were mapping the area only to find that the trough under the glacier went far deeper than they had imagined.