Adults in Switzerland could be in for a windfall, under a proposal set for a national referendum. The government would provide every adult $2,750 a month, every month, in what's known as a "basic income." One economist says it's not as whacky as it may seem to us.
There may be a counterintuitive explanation for the deep freeze that hit New England this winter: The rapidly warming Arctic is causing big disruptions in the jet stream, which carries weather across North America. Is this the worst winter you've experienced?
The discovery of two giant holes in the ground in far northern Russia is raising all kinds of speculation about their origin. No one yet knows for sure how they were formed, but a leading scientist is pointing to an ever-more usual suspect—climate change.
A new study of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has found that the population of the behemoths there has bounced back to near pre-whaling levels. But other populations of blues elsewhere are not doing nearly as well.
President Obama has given Shell the green light to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, but activists and politicians in Seattle are throwing up as many stop signs as they can as the drilling rig preps there for its journey north. It's the latest flashpoint in the growing international anti-fossil fuel movement.
The tanker Renda has anchored off the coast of Nome, Alaska. All that's left now is for the 1.3 million gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel to be off-loaded into town, using a pipe stretched a half a mile over ice-covered ocean.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with University of Alaska entomologist Derek Sikes. He's among those searching for new signs of life on Kasatochi. An eruption there last year incinerated the island's plants and animals.
A Japanese fishing boat that was swept out to sea during the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 has been sent to the bottom of the Gulf of Alaska by a U.S. Coast Guard cutter. The vessel was sunk to prevent it from endangering other ships as well as keep it off North American shores.