Environment News Headlines and Top Stories

As the Trump Administration prepares to release its proposed federal offshore leasing program, it faces a new legal obstacle.
Every year, between eight and 13 million tonnes of plastic leak into our oceans. It's the equivalent of a truckload of plastic every minute.
Equinor, a Norwegian oil company, submitted a plan to explore deep-sea oil drilling 230 miles off the coast of South Australia.
Where does the Sun rise and set? Why are days longer in summer and shorter in winter? Take a look at a few curious and fascinating facts about sunset and sunrise.
Sea urchins are spherical and spiny marine animals that inhabit all five oceans of the world.
A professional diver was swallowed and spat out by a massive Bryde's whale off the coast of South Africa.
  • A sun dog, or sundog, is a natural optical phenomenon consisting of one or two colored luminous spots appearing on either side of the Sun.
  • Every year, nonprofit environmental organization Heal the Bay assigns A-to-F letter grades to beaches along the California coast.
  • A heat wave, or heatwave, is a period of two or more consecutive days with apparent temperatures exceeding 105°F to 110°F (40°C to 43°C) on National Weather Service's Heat Index.
  • Have you ever wondered how a beach is formed? The formation of sand strips is a long process that involves minerals, water, wind, waves, and tides.

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