A team of scientists has identified a unique strain of potato blight which they believe triggered the Irish potato famine in the 19th century.
When two scientists set about researching rainfall patterns across during the last ice age, they didn’t plan on the making the discovery they did: almost none of the climate models they tested were able to reproduce their results.
Aviation warnings remain at the second highest level above Pavlof Volcano in Alaska as the mountain continues to erupt, releasing clouds of volcanic gas and ash skyward, occasionally breaching the 20,000-foot threshold considered to be a significant threat to transcontinental aircraft.
Death due to extreme temperatures brought on by climate change could rise as much as 30 percent in Manhattan by the 2080s.
Despite the seeming widespread effects of climate change, global surface temperatures have warmed little between 1998 to 2008 – a trend, according to a new study, that may reduce predicted warming in the coming decades.
Rising tick populations in the America have reached possible record numbers, with some people reporting seeing more this spring than ever before. The numbers have prompted worry, as ticks carry a number of scary pathogens.
A plume of volcanic ash and gas continues to billow from Mt. Pavlof in Alaska; the volcano's ongoing eruption places air traffic in the region at risk of significant obstacles if the ash cloud rises any higher that its current altitude of 20,000 feet above sea level.
Because of increased temperatures resulting from climate change, researchers studying carbon sinks in the Arctic -- the world's most rapidly warming biome -- imagined that the region would have transformed from a carbon repository to a carbon emitter. But the research into carbon storage in the Arctic revealed some unexpected revelations about the resiliency of the Arctic ecosystem.
The World Wildlife Fund is asking French oil giant Total for its assurance that it will keep its operation out of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park.
An analysis of nearly 12,000 scientific research papers done by climate scientists concludes that there is an overwhelming scientific consensus that humans are to blame for climate change, with a dissenting view held by less than two percent of scientists.
Ocean warming is having a global impact on what’s for dinner, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.
Yellowstone’s grizzlies are devouring the national park’s migratory elk at increasing rates and the reason appears to lie in the shrinking numbers of cutthroat trout due, in part, to the introduction of nonnative lake trout.
The Alaskan Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported lava flowing from two of the state's volcanoes Tuesday, placing the mountains on the second-highest alert status and prompting concerns that air travel may be affected by volcanic ash.
Cyanide’s long-held role in the process of isolating gold from raw materials may be about to be replaced with the much cheaper and less deadly corn starch, based on a new study published in the journal Nature Communications.
According to a new research, non-smokers staying at hotel rooms with partial smoking bans have an increased risk of being exposed to tobacco. Researchers say that non-smokers need to choose smoke-free hotel rooms.