Researcher studying cyanobacteria in hot springs have discovered that the potentially harmful algae can live in near-darkness, absorbing far-red light and converting it into energy while releasing oxygen. This is a major step forward towards better understanding the harmful algae blooms (HABs) that are occurring in Lake Erie and other lakes worldwide.
Disappearing groundwater is the out-of-sight, out-of-mind threat that can potentially change how and where we live and grow food, among other things.
A compound that was banned worldwide decades ago is still present in the Earth's atmosphere and depleting our ozone, according to new NASA research.
NASA said Wednesday that Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) - a chemical phased out in recent years - is still lingering in large amounts in the atmosphere.
Under the right circumstances, exporting US coal to power plants in South Korea could curb carbon emissions, compared to burning the fossil fuel at plants in the United States, according to a new study.
Ancient crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new study, demonstrating a link between crocodile evolution and ocean temperature.
The average temperature on Earth has barely risen over the past 16 years, indicating that global warming is currently taking a break - though that doesn't mean it's over yet.
Lake Tahoe is currently being ravaged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change, officials announced at an annual summit meeting Tuesday.
Severe flooding crashed through Nepal and India within the past few days, killing more than 160 people and destroying thousands-upon-thousands of homes. More than 130 people are still missing, according to international press. Experts warn this kind of event is not uncommon, and may even be increasing in frequency.
Some parts of the world might have trouble believing it, but the globe has actually just experienced the fourth-hottest July on record, with average temperatures just about 1.15 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the century average. The global average sea temperature proved even hotter, tying with 2009's July for record warmth.
Typically when we think of climate change, we picture massive glaciers breaking off of Antarctica or tons of ice melting and raising global sea levels. But new research indicates that fluctuations in the sizes of ice sheets, however slight, may cause an abrupt climate change.
A natural gorge in Taiwan is eroding at an exceptionally fast rate, showing what would traditionally be a thousand-year erosive process in mere decades. Researchers taking a close look at this natural phenomenon are calling it "downstream sweep erosion."
A new tool developed by scientists at Michigan State University shows how humans are impacting US coastal waters, thereby helping environmental officials determine what action, if any, needs to be taken to preserve various ecosystems, a new study shows.
Birds and bats are introducing a surprising number of trees into new forests, a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE shows.