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Some are contemplating migration, severing ties to their holy land. Others want to stay and protect their shrines.
Many taxi trips in cities could be shared, cutting down travel time and attendant pollution, according to a new study. But will riders want to pair up?
Higher costs and limited supermarket access are cited as barriers to health.
A grooved carving found in a cave on Gibraltar points to symbolic thought among Neanderthals, scholars report.
Climate change will put more trees on the mountains but less water in the rivers, study says.
The 100th anniversary of the last of the species finds biologists dreaming of preventing or even reversing extinctions.
On U.S. Labor Day, we honor the people who labor daily to make their lives—and ours—better.
Photographers captured volcanoes rumbling to life around the world, from Papua New Guinea to Ecuador.
As many as three million people have fled the country, and millions more have been internally displaced within Syria.
Mars sports a weird crater, a young star gleams in its own reflection, and a new island continues a fiery growth spurt.
Unsung heroes of the seas—how pirates, slaves, and motley crews shaped the modern world.
Stirring renewed debate, a respected conservationist argues that government corruption makes a legal ivory trade unworkable.
An eagle and its rescuers fight for its survival after the raptor is found dying by the side of the road.
Arctic's first human arrivals kept to themselves for thousands of years.
Mercury in the environment affects birds' brains and alters the songs that they sing.
This newest listing under the Endangered Species Act brings the total number of coral species protected under the act to 22.
Since age 10, Maritza Morales Casanova has been at the forefront of Mexico's conservation and education efforts.
In a physics first, quantum entanglement of two-colored laser beams created pictures of otherwise unseeable objects, experimenters report.
Christian groups in northern Iraq are newly determined to defend their ancient homeland.
Climate and ocean changes blamed for huge losses of puffins, kittiwakes, and terns.