Tree frog with strange claw discovered in remote Andean dwarf forest
January 4, 2019, 8:20 a.m. by Russell McLendon
The newly identified species may already be at risk of extinction due to habitat loss, researchers report.
This giant golden egg is a place for sweaty Swedes to get together and incubate new ideas
March 7, 2018, 10:12 a.m. by Matt Hickman
An eye-catching community sauna is a symbol of rebirth for Sweden's northernmost town.
Appalachia flattened by as much as 40 percent by mining practices
February 13, 2016, 5:51 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Mountaintop removal mining is one of the most destructive forms of resource extraction, and it's taking its toll.
Only known wild jaguar in the U.S. caught on camera in Arizona
February 8, 2016, 12:19 p.m. by Jaymi Heimbuch
Jaguars used to roam all over the Southwest but now are an extreme rarity. And this unique cat is already threatened by the mining industry.
How do you clean up a contaminated river?
August 13, 2015, 10:10 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Officials are working to stem the flow of heavy metal-laden wastewater in Colorado.
Say hello to the 'Virgin Rainbow,' the finest opal ever unearthed
August 10, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Worth more than $1 million, this gemstone is distinguished for its rich color palette and light-refracting qualities that defy description.
Asteroid-mining company to launch satellite in July
May 7, 2015, 1:51 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The probe will test systems that will enable future satellites to study and mine asteroids.
Hints of colonial pollution hidden in Andean ice cap
February 10, 2015, 12:39 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
A chemical analysis of an ice core reveals large quantities of metals polluted the atmosphere from just before 1600 until the early 1800s.
Mysterious Pennsylvania ice mine only produces ice in the summer
August 13, 2014, 11:36 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Coudersport Ice Mine is located in the Appalachian Mountains.
EPA: Proposed Pebble Mine could destroy Alaskan salmon fishery
July 18, 2014, 3:48 p.m. by John Platt
The mining project, one of the largest ever conceived, could hold $500 billion in gold and copper.