Blame more hot weather and longer droughts for a predicted uptick in land-blackening blazes.
Scientists working in smoggy Houston say planting a 1.5-square-mile forest would make the air more breathable.
It can take as little as 2 hours for one stomach-flu sufferer to contaminate half of a single office.
Probably not, though the oceanic storm could bring "life-threatening flash flooding" to the region.
NASA satellites capture the fiery action inside Iceland's lava-gusher.
A high-tech beacon encourages not-at-all awkward encounters with wet strangers.
Take a trip to a nightmare world full of giant pigeons and animal-headed businessmen.
In the U.S., we're living in two countries: one scourged by heat and the other bitten by cold.
More results from the Atlantic Media/Siemens State of the City Poll.
Watch daredevil and frequent arrestee James Kingston hang by one hand from a giant Indian crane just because he can.
This is what a swarm of earthquakes looks like underneath the massive stratovolcano.
It's helping them spawn tons of spider eggs, too.
Snow depth on sea ice has fallen by as much as half in the past 50 years.
Signs that your neighborhood has become upscale: computer stores, needlepoint boutiques... exotic-bird shops?
"Night Cities" is an ambitious project to create an atlas of urban space photography.
No sustainable detail is left out of this proposed Hong Kong skyscraper.
In California, washed-up coastal garbage is having a big economic impact for Orange County, says a new report.
MIT visualizes how the city is swarming with rodent-based complaints.
That's the unappetizing news from researchers analyzing java's chemistry.