Firefighters in DC-10 air tankers on Monday attacked the fast-moving 'Holy Fire' with red-coloured fire retardant in an attempt to stop the blaze from advancing.
The Marvel film Black Panther presented an idealised version of a resource-rich, prosperous nation in Africa. Rich with natural resources such as uranium and diamonds, and in a fertile area of land.
Skygazers looking out for the rare "blood moon" lunar eclipse were left disappointed as clouds largely obscured the celestial phenomenon.
Sun worshippers in the UK have sizzled in the hottest temperature of the year so far, with a scorching 33.3C recorded in England.
A photographer has captured stunning aerial footage of a pod of approximately 30-50 dolphins feeding between Port Erin and the Calf of Man on the south coast of the Isle of Man.
Ottawa Bluesfest organizers received a federal permit to move a killdeer and her four eggs to a nearby habitat, away from a cobblestone patch that would be directly under the main festival stage.
Sir David Attenborough is backing a fund calling on advertisers who use animals in their campaigns to contribute to conservation and welfare projects.
First the Paris climate accord and then the Iran nuclear agreement; now the US has quit the UN Human Rights Council. Standing with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the US Ambassador to the UN Haley said the UN body was biased against Israel.
Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, has become a rubbish dump thanks to decades of commercial expeditions.
Video released by the US Geological Survey shows a steady flow of lava streaming from a fissure on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Environment activists perform a stunt during the Oxford and Cambridge boat race in London. Protesters held a banner that demanded both universities commit to full divestment from fossil fuels and orange smoke was released, on Hammersmith Bridge.
Demolition workers have torn down a clifftop home that was on the brink of falling into the sea after a storm caused significant erosion.
Part of a clifftop home in Norfolk has fallen on to the beach below and 13 properties remain at "very high" risk of going into the sea as the sand below them erodes.
Thirteen homes on sandy cliffs have been evacuated amid fears they could topple into the sea, with a further two days of high tides and strong winds forecast. The residents of the properties in Hemsby, Norfolk, were forced to leave over the weekend.
Up to half of plant and animal species in the world's most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked.
Unrelenting snow has brought parts of Britain to a standstill, trapping motorists on roads overnight and threatening air, rail and road journeys across the country.
Dozens of outreach workers have stepped up efforts to help bring vulnerable rough sleepers in from the cold as the capital experiences its longest period of freezing weather for seven years.
Heavy snow has caused more misery for travellers overnight - with the wintry weather disruption set to continue during the morning rush-hour.
Heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures are causing travel disruption on Tuesday morning as the wintry weather looks set to continue throughout the early rush hour.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island, prompting a tsunami warning for a large part of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the US West Coast was under a watch.
Based around the 2003 World Solar Challenge, Running on Sunshine is the story of an epic journey of 3,000 kilometres across the Australian desert. The documentary reveals the link between the famous event and the development of motor technology.
Follow the epic 3,000 km journey by 40 solar powered cars from 11 nations across the Australian continent. Based around the 1999 World Solar Challenge from Darwin to Adelaide, the documentary follows the fortunes of three solar powered cars.
"Fear has been ruling the environmental debate... global warming is real, it is man-made and it is an important problem, but it is not the end of the world." Cool It is a bold and refreshing look at the bigger picture.
When an emergency strikes, communications systems often go down at the time people need them the most. In the third of our World Changing Ideas, Jonathan Zittrain asks whether we can devise a way to make phones more useful in crisis situations.
OpenROV is a simple submarine designed to explore the deep for little cost. In the first in our Future Thinking: Next Generation series, OpenROV founder David Lang explains how his creation may help a new generation get excited about our oceans.
Is humanity prepared for a catastrophic disease or a man-made environmental crisis that could wipe out our species? Or are we incapable of taking threats seriously enough until it is too late?