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2017 was the second warmest year ever recorded — behind only 2016

Scientists from NOAA and NASA found that the five warmest years on record have all occurred since 2010.
There's an otherworldly, alien world down in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico.

Scientists spent a month exploring the Gulf of Mexico’s deep sea habitats — and the images they brought back are astonishing

NOAA researchers spent close to a month charting the unexplored depths of the Gulf of Mexico.
Chef Bryce Shuman of New York City's Betony showed Business Insider's health reporter Kevin Loria the proper way to kill a lobster before cooking it.

Do lobsters feel pain?

The Swiss government has ruled that lobsters must be stunned before they are killed, though the research on whether lobsters feel pain or not is still inconclusive.

See the rescue efforts underway as the treacherous mudslides that have killed 20 people continue ravaging California

Authorities say finding anyone alive in the mudslides now would be a "miracle."

McDonald’s is making a big change to its soft drinks in 2018

For years, McDonald's has used foam cups for super-sized sodas. But that's about to change in 2018 due to environmental concerns.

The Trump Administration has been quietly removing content from federal websites — here’s the before and after

From the Environmental Protection Agency to the State Department, government agencies have washed away references to climate change since Trump took office.

Theresa May pledges to scrap all plastic waste by 2042

The prime minister will announce new measures to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste in 25 years.

The Trump administration is removing Florida from its offshore drilling plan because the state is ‘obviously unique’ — and other coa...

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Florida is a "unique" coastal state, and should be exempt from a new deal to open up US waters to offshore drilling.
Firefighters battle to save one of many homes burning in an early-morning Creek Fire that broke out in the Kagel Canyon area in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles, in Sylmar, California, U.S., December 5, 2017.

The US spent more money on weather disasters in 2017 than any year on record — here’s the final total

The US spent a total of $306 billion on natural disasters in 2017 — far more than ever before.