Paris City Hall closed roads along the shores of the Seine as water levels rose at least 3.3 metres (nearly 11 feet) above the normal level.
One man was killed and at least 11 people were injured when an avalanche, possibly triggered by the eruption of a nearby volcano, engulfed skiers.
Lava fountains gush up 700 metres (2,300 feet) above Mount Mayon's crater and ash plumes tower up to three kilometres (1.9 miles) in the sky.
High levels of the chemical imidacloprid have been detected in a number of waterways across the country.
While North Korea's nuclear ambitions made global headlines, its humanitarian situation received almost no coverage.
Plants can now be made to resist environmental changes like global warming and pathogens.
Three people were killed in Belgium and the Netherlands, and at least eight people died in Germany as powerful winds ripped roofs off buildings, toppled trees and blew trucks off the road.
Activists on the 1,600-hectare site near the village of Notre Dame des Landes say they have developed it into a utopia.
Temperatures at the Australian Open have reached 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) with reports of 69 degrees (156F) being measured on the court surface.
In 2015, some 200,000 saiga antelopes, which is 62% of the global population, living in Kazakhstan died in a matter of three weeks.
Single-use plastics that take five seconds to produce but stays on Earth for 500 years will be targeted, says EU diplomat.
It is unlikely that we will achieve a best case scenario, but it also unlikely that the Earth will become too hot to live in.
A new research claims that microwaves in the EU emit more co2 than 6.8 million cars and consume more electricity than three large gas power plants.
Many common items are unexpected sources of microplastics, which are devastating the world's oceans.
While getting stranded in a blizzard is nobody's idea of fun, you can never have too many slow-motion videos of dogs jumping to catch snowballs.
A petition to make 1.8 million sq km of Antarctic sea a protected area is gaining steam.
A researcher has debunked the infamous earthquake lore after conducting a detailed analysis of 204 deadly quakes that happened over the past four centuries.
Electricity that will power 2,000 homes will be generated by solar panels just a stone's throw away from the original nuclear plant.
The experimental tower has reportedly been built in Xian, in the Shaanxi province and is currently undergoing testing.
Data given by Princeton glaciologist Michael Wolovick shows that large walls at the mouth of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica will effectively isolate them from the sea.