China has been the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global warming since 2007.
Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the US retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution.
When researchers traveled to a tiny, uninhabited island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, they were astonished to find an estimated 38 million pieces of trash washed up on the beaches.
A species belonging to the human family tree whose remnants were first discovered in a South African cave in 2013 lived several hundred thousand years ago.
A beach that was swept away more than 30 years ago from a remote island off the west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.
The first solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere made an initial low-altitude test flight over Switzerland..
The new Antarctica crack is an offshoot of a rupture that gained notice after growing dramatically in 2014, and can destabilise the largest ice shelves in the Antarctic.
The film focuses on Syrian first-responders who risk their lives to save people from the civil war, now in its sixth year.
They come from Hell, are tens of thousands of years old, and scientists have not seen anything quite like them before.
A NASA spacecraft has detected carbon-based materials, similar to what may have been the building blocks for life on Earth.
The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) took steps to strengthen their cooperation in a range of nuclear activities including nuclear science applications during the fifth annual Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Brussels.
The Council of the European Union has decided to sign a cooperation agreement on partnership and development between the EU and Afghanistan.
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