Prospects for Human Zika Vaccine Bolstered by Successful Test in Mice

A group of scientists reported that the successful test of a Zika virus vaccine in mice demonstrates that the development of a single-dose human inoculation for brain-damaging virus is not only possible, but likely.

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 04:18 GMT


North American Leaders to Announce Plan to Achieve 50% Clean Energy by 2025

White House Senior Advisor Brian Deese said that the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico will release a plan at their summit this week in Ottawa that will include an ambitious goal to achieve 50 percent clean energy within the next decade.

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 05:30 GMT


Brace Yourselves! New Monster Volcanic Eruption Nears in Iceland

Iceland has not been dubbed 'the land of volcanoes' for no reason: the little island nation has world's highest number of volcanos per capita. Unsurprisingly, Icelanders get to experience deadly eruptions every now and then. Today, one of the most dangerous volcanoes is ready to erupt anytime.

// Jun. 22, 2016 - 16:47 GMT


Big-Game Hunters: Norway World's #1 Whale Killer

There are only three countries in the world which deal in commercial whaling, and Norway has recently come under fire from animal rights watchdogs for supposedly killing more whales than Iceland and Japan. Remarkably, the international criticism came amid the Norwegian whalers' frustration with low quotas.

// Jun. 22, 2016 - 14:30 GMT


Canada Undertakes Review of Environmental Policies to Restore Public Trust

A broad-brush review of Canadas environmental regulatory policies has been initiated in an attempt to restore protections for fisheries, navigation and to upgrade the nations energy board, ministers and lawmakers in Parliament announced in a release. </p>

// Jun. 21, 2016 - 09:20 GMT


Magnitude 5.4 Subsea Earthquake Hits Vanuatu Islands

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake has occurred off the coast of Vanuatu.

// Jun. 20, 2016 - 10:44 GMT


New Study Confirms Black Hole Background of Gravitational Waves

Scientists studying black holes at the observatory where gravitational waves were discovered last year have detected another wave, and predict that following the breakthrough, hundreds will be detected each year.

// Jun. 19, 2016 - 23:41 GMT


Guatemala’s Santiaguito Volcano Sends 16,400-Feet-High Ash Plume Into Air

The Santiaguito volcano in Guatemalas western highlands has sent a column of ash into the air that went as high as 5,000 meters (over 16,400 feet), Tn8 TV reports. </p>

// Jun. 18, 2016 - 06:16 GMT


At All Costs: Oil-Rich Norway to Pay Dearly for Carbon Neutrality

Norway has been Western Europe's main oil producer for decades. Recently Oslo committed itself to becoming carbon-neutral two decades ahead of the set date, despite the fact that this bold step may cost the affluent Nordic country billions of dollars.

// Jun. 16, 2016 - 15:42 GMT


‘The Cause for Alarm’: May 2016 Was Earth’s Hottest Month Ever

May of 2016 has been named the hottest month in recorded history NASA reported, adding that abnormal temperatures especially affected the northern hemisphere, with unprecedented polar ice-sheet melting during the spring.

// Jun. 16, 2016 - 06:19 GMT