A leaked document written by the global intelligence company Stratfor is a poignant lesson in the deep disconnect between environmental activists and corporations on the ongoing controversy of tar sands oil extraction.
A new study offers evidence that the Italian Alps are warming at an unprecedented rate, and part of that evidence comes from a single, dried-out leaf from a tree that grew thousands of years ago.
A greenhouse gas recently uncovered by University of Toronto researchers is the most potent greenhouse gas ever discovered.
Billions of tons of ice being lost in West Antarctica each year is causing the region to be pushed sideways by sturdier bedrock in the East Antarctica region.
In the decade between 2000 and 2010 about 1,900 cyclones churned through the Arctic, scientists report, noting that total to be about 40 percent more than previously believed.
As hot as Hades, maybe not, but a new study by climate scientists from the University of Bristol says both Texas and Los Angeles share a climate similar to Middle Earth's Mordor.
The rarest species of orchid in Europe has been rediscovered on a volcanic range in the Azores, scientists report.
It might be no surprise that the coldest temperature on Earth was measured in Antarctica, but the latest and most-detailed global surface temperature maps reveal a spot on the South Pole that registered at minus 136 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 93.2 Celsius).
A new study in the journal Nature suggests that rivers and streams release carbon dioxide at a rate five times greater than the world's lakes and reservoirs combined.
Though it may sound counter-intuitive, deforestation may provide better climate benefits for certain areas than if the trees were left standing, researchers from Dartmouth College suggest.
At the conclusion Friday of the annual meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WPFC), some of the 43 member nations said the meeting was a failure because a measure to introduce safeguards to prevent the overfishing of key tuna species was not passed.
Australian researchers have found large reserves of freshwater beneath oceans.
Rising ocean acidity could lead to some very anxious fish, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
The first global synthesis on the state of the plant-eating fish that live among coral reefs has found that where fishing is prevalent, populations of these fish have declined by more than 50 percent compared to non-fished reef areas.
For many millennia, we humans have considered ourselves superior, primarily due to our large brains and our ability to reason. However, we might not be as smart as we think. Researchers from Australia point out that there are different kinds of geniuses out there, some even better than us.