Researchers have found startling evidence that a severe El Niño can actually slow the growth of children, stunting their height. This reportedly occurred 17 years ago, when an intense El Niño and its resulting floods were linked to the stunted height of local children in Peru.
This guy is far more than your average tree hugger. Peruvian actor, artist, and environmental activist Richard Torres just married a tree for the third time in his life. It was, no doubt, a sappy occasion.
Sixty years ago the cropland that once dominated the South Carolina longleaf pine woodlands was finally left untilled. Now, the woodlands appear to have recovered to their former glory, showing little evidence that they were once ever wide and empty fields. However, while it may not be obvious, local plant and animal life seems to still know what happened to their home not too long ago.
In a triage of new studies, scientists describe the steps that need to be taken in order to keep precious ecosystems afloat while submerged in a "sea of tipping points."
Antarctic ice is thicker than scientists previously thought, according to a new kind of robotic survey of the underside of sea ice floes.
Mirroring the sentiments of countless climatologists and past studies, the World Bank has released a new report that details how increasing "extreme weather" is unavoidable in the wake of climate change. According to the report, this extreme weather will still increase in prevalence despite international efforts to mitigate the causes of this change.
Small volcanic eruptions over the years may actually helped slow climate change. That's at least according to a new study which details how minor eruptions between 200 and 2013 may have directly cooled the average global temperature.
Winter is rearing its ugly head, and soon your backyard may be covered in thick sheets of snow (if it isn't already). Now is the time to break out the rakes and bag up those autumn leaves. However, if you're not particularly into yard work, we've got a fantastic reason for you to shirk the raking: leaving leaves where they fall can actually be a boon to wintering wildlife and your garden!
Extreme weather plaguing the Arctic town of Longyearbyen is causing problems for the region's reindeer, as well as its people, according to new a new study.
Researchers have just recently discovered evidence of an ancient canyon buried deep in south Tibet, rewriting the history of how the Himalayas came to be, according to a new study.
Corals may be in more trouble than we thought. A new study has recently revealed that even after corals recover from traumatic bleaching events, they may not reproduce, as bleaching appears to have some adverse affects on the long-term fertility of coral species.
For the greater part of the last two decades, China has been rapidly developing a series of conjoined seawalls along nearly half the entire length of its mainland's coastline. And while this has been a major boon for desperate land developers, it has proven disastrous for local and even migrating wildlife.
With experts worrying that global food shortage may soon become an issue due to an unsustainable human population, they are trying to come up with a possible solution. But new research shows that we may not have to worry after all - as long as we're okay eating bacterial slime and bugs instead of a Big Mac and fries.
The Alaska Range boasts some of the world's most dramatic topography, including the over 20,000-foot Denali mountain (Mount McKinley). Geologists at Syracuse University are just beginning to understand how this extraordinary mountain range formed, explaining their findings in a new study.
The decline of Kemp's ridleys, Texas' official sea turtle, can be attributed to over-harvesting of their eggs and incidental capture in fishing gear, but now experts say that that the 2010 BP oil spill may also play a role, setting back this species' recovery.