Staff are planning a special Christmas dinner for Jack, a year after he was found in a candlestick.
Mount Etna has erupted again forcing the closure of nearby Catania airport.
A type of rock that often bears diamonds has been found in Antarctica for the first time in a hint of mineral riches in the vast, icy continent.
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For years, observers tracking earthquake swarms under Yellowstone have warned the caldera is overdue to erupt.
Full recovery of the ozone layer, which shields Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation, should occur around 2070, says Nasa expert.
The sharp recovery in ice thickness is a surprise given the Arctic's loss of ice in terms of area in recent years.
A group of SA students' research is helping revive the important Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi.
Opening the legal ivory trade is likely to increase poaching and lead to extinctions of these mammals, says an NGO.
Below-average snow cover and declines in reindeer population are the new normal in the modern-day Arctic, said a scientific report.
Scientists have produced hydrogen by accelerating a natural process found in rocks deep below the Earth's surface.
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