Her reproductive choices do not indicate what kind of a justice she'll make -- and discussing them only reinforces stereotypes about high-achieving women
Nearly four weeks after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded, the resulting oil slick has begun to stretch southeast, toward Florida
NASA has compiled a 30-year series of satellite images documenting the eruption and recovery of Mt. St. Helens volcano and its surrounding region
Resisting scientists' attempts to record the volume of oil gushing into the Gulf may be in the company's best interest -- but not anyone else's
Today's launch of the space shuttle Atlantis winds down the legendary program, sparking nostalgia rather than anger at a changing space philosophy
Wind and ocean currents are tweaking the shape of the oil slick, which almost resembles a swan in this photograph
John Paul Stevens' judicial restraint has been behind some of the Court's most significant pro-environment decisions. Kagan's background suggests that she will follow in his footsteps.
John Kerry and Joe Lieberman's ailing climate bill will be unveiled this afternoon to little fanfare. Expanded offshore drilling provisions and revenue-sharing may officially send it under.
A look at the media diet of essayist Anne Fadiman
Astronauts on the International Space Station captured this image from a side, or "oblique," angle, which shows the oil as gray tendrils on a white surface
What Sarah Palin's endorsement means for Carly Fiorina, Barbara Boxer, and Meg Whitman
A smart widget from PBS NewsHour accounts for estimates that vary by millions of gallons per day.
Record rains have set off extensive flooding in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Kentucky, killing at least 27 people.
Relying on risky, untried technology, the company is lowering a 98-ton steel box into the Gulf in an attempt to staunch the flow of crude oil.
Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano has released another bout of ash, halting air traffic in Scotland and Ireland.
BP is countering the oil spill with unprecedented amounts of dispersants. Could the chemicals be causing as much harm as they're mitigating?
The notorious company was in charge of a risky drilling procedure that might have caused the explosion.
As oil gushes into the Gulf of Mexico, investigators will likely focus on the company's spotty safety and environmental record and its recent cost-cutting measures.
Louisiana's first line of defense against the Gulf Coast oil spill is a string of wetlands already so fragile that the spill could send them underwater once and for all.
Via NASA's Terra Satellite: The oil is already reported to have reached the shore. In addition to New Orleans and the Louisiana coast, the spill is likely to affect Mississippi, Alabama, and northwest Florida.