It should come as no surprise that if an expecting mother breathes air of poor quality, her child might suffer for it. Lung development trouble, premature births, and other complications have all been associated with severe air pollution. However, a new study has now linked air pollution with autism as well.
City blackouts could surge with climate change due to more frequent hurricane-related power outages, leaving even New York City, the "city that never sleeps," in the dark, according to a new study.
"If trees could talk..." has always been a popular line among environmental advocates. One artist has now taken his own spin on that adage, asking instead "If trees could play piano, how would it sound?" Thanks to some nifty tech and an old record player, we can find out for ourselves.
As scientists continue to monitor the Arctic for changes in the face of climate change, they recently discovered some staggering new information - temperatures in the region are rising twice as fast as anywhere else on Earth, a new NOAA-led report says.
A new material that acts as a carbon-trapping "sponge" may cut the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and help in the fight against climate change and an increasingly warming world.
Enjoy our list of nifty last-minute gift items for nature lovers. There's something for everyone - from the animal lover and avid outdoorsman to the constant gardener. There's even something for that crazy, eco-friendly cousin or colleague. Even better: everything on the list is affordable. Enjoy!
California has been suffering from a three-year-drought that is the worst the region has seen in more than a millennium. Now an analysis conducted by NASA has revealed that in order for the state to recover from its current predicament, it's going to have to gain 11 trillion gallons of water back somehow.
Air pollution kills more than 100,000 people per year, so by driving cars that run on electricity rather than gasoline we could potentially save lives, according to a new study. In fact, using this renewable energy could reduce air pollution-related deaths by a staggering 70 percent.
It may sounds bizarre, but damming beavers are boosting methane production and contributing to climate change, according to a new study.
Warming that occurred almost 56 million years ago isn't all that different from the human-caused global warming we're experiencing today. And a new study suggests that this past warming event can provide a window into future climate change.
A study released just yesterday revealed that "supraglacial" lakes on Greenland have been greatly underestimated, and could trigger future ice loss, so it should come as no surprise then that new related research says this ice sheet is vanishing faster than previously thought.
China's arid north is slowly being invaded by its own desert, which is the source of growing dust storms and nearly useless land. To fight it, they are planting whole forests - a living wall of hearty trees to keep the desert at bay... and it's working.
Previous predictions of Greenland ice loss may have been greatly underestimated, as new research shows the region's "supraglacial" lakes could trigger faster ice melt in the future.
Disaster has struck Bangladesh in the form of a massive oil spill - one that could inflict major damage on one of the world's largest mangrove forests and the countless rare flora and fauna that can be found there.
It's well past October, but it seems like the ghostly whitebark pine forests of Canada didn't get the memo. These stark white and skeletal trees are having a hard time recovering this winter, after being devastated by mountain pine beetles and infections of white pine blister rust. Now researchers are proposing that a friendly local fungus could get these forests in a more lively spirit for the holiday season.