As humans continue to burn fossil fuels and pump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the planet is progressively warming and having a discernible impact on some of the world's weather, particularly to heat waves across the globe.
On Wednesday, at the UN General Assembly, 22 countries took pledges to take major steps to fight one of the world's most dangerous pollutant emissions. However, were not talking about greenhouse gasses here. Instead, these nations are aiming to address mercury pollution.
A Japanese volcano erupted this morning, trapping hundreds of hikers and possibly killing one person. A massive cloud of ash now covered the immediate region, stretching for nearly two miles, according to local reports.
Greenpeace recently launched a new campaign against Royal Dutch Shell that even includes a video ad urging consumers to ask LEGO to cut their ties with the oil industry giant.
President Barack Obama used his executive powers to create the world's largest marine reserve in an effort to protect the Pacific Ocean.
A new study has shockingly shown that fracking wastewater, even after being treated, is still contaminating drinking water.
New research has shown that previous carbon models just don't add up, and that we have yet to truly understand the state of Arctic carbon.
Trees are currently threatening growing grasslands, turning tallgrass prairies into shrublands and forests, and a pair of researchers is concerned that if nothing is done to stop or slow down this process, an important part of the ecosystem may soon be lost.
A team of scientists recently decided to "go, like Star Trek, where no one has gone before," to uncover new truths about violent bedrock river flow. And their discoveries have not disappointed. According to a new study, rivers flow in a much more complex pattern than you could ever imagine.
The Obama administration revealed Wednesday an updated five-year plan for restoring the polluted Great Lakes by the year 2020, outlining steps to address toxic pollution, invasive species and farm runoff, as well as restore plant and wildlife habitat.
Switching from coal to natural gas for power generation will do very little to reduce harmful US carbon emissions causing climate change, according to new research.
Even several years after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, food contaminated from the meltdown is still harming animals, according to a new study.
At the United Nations (UN) Climate Summit on Tuesday, efforts to slow deforestation got a major boost when dozens of countries, indigenous groups and companies pledged to halve destructive deforestation by 2020, and completely end losses by 2030.
Researchers have long been concerned that the rapid environmental changes that are occurring all over the world will eventually lead to stunningly decreased biodiversity. Now, a new study of the Sargasso Sea shows that, at least in some parts of the world, this may be already well underway.
Researchers have found that damsels in distress are far more likely to impact insect populations than climate change alone. Observations of damselflies and other insects have led to the conclusion that fear of predation is the main driver of how fast or slow insects grow, despite claims that temperature could be a major influence.