In the deep waters off Cuba's north coast, a Chinese-built oil rig is due to begin drilling this fall in an area geologists believe may have huge beds of undersea crude.A significant find could transform Cuba's economy and possibly alter relations with the United States, but it may also present new
Scientists have long predicted that — eventually — temperatures and altered rainfall caused by global climate change will take a toll on four of the most important crops in the world: rice, wheat soy and corn.Now, as world grain prices hover near record highs, a new study finds that the effects
Two days before hundreds of deadly tornadoes swept through the South on April 27 and 28, meteorologists were telling people in that part of the country to get ready for powerful twisters.But those same meteorologists have no idea whether there will be a similar outbreak of tornadoes next week or nex
Last April, a volcanic eruption in Iceland sent a cloud of ash billowing towards Europe. That ash was potentially hazardous for aircraft, and authorities decided to ground all flights — inconveniencing tens of thousands of travelers — rather than risk an accident.