Archivists and environmentalists have been gathering to collect and safeguard scientific research from government databases, with another meeting set to follow Scott Pruitt's confirmation as EPA chief.
The lentil-sized pellets, which are highly toxic to wildlife, have swarmed nearly three quarters of Britain's coastline, with more than 100,000 of them washing up on one messy stretch.
The MacArthur Foundation's 100&Change contest is offering a nine-figure grant for a plan to solve a major world problem.
Researchers previously pinpointed continental winds as the force pushing warm ocean waters underneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, but now they say local weather patterns are to blame.
Scientists argue that the geologic entity, which is mostly submerged beneath the South Pacific, should be recognized as the world's eighth continent.
Al Gore and the American Public Health Association revived a conference that was canceled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention following the election of President Trump.
A 2 percent loss of oxygen in the world's oceans could dramatically affect sea life, especially in areas already suffering from dead zones.
After five years, a California company called Planet has more than 100 satellites in orbit, allowing it to begin selling and providing images of the entire Earth every day.
A massive chunk of ice just broke away from Pine Island Glacier. Scientists are calling it an aftershock.
Canadian glaciers account for a huge portion of Arctic ice. As the planet warms, meltwater is eating away at them at an astonishing rate.