Even as scientists warn of the impending loss of thousands of species of plants and animals due to climate change, conservation efforts continue to bring organisms back from endangerment or, as in the case of the Lahontan cutthroat trout, believed extinction.
Should the Amazon continue to undergo current rates of deforestation designed to make room for large-scale expansion of agriculture, everyone will suffer – including the farmers.
Coral reefs may be declining, but the window to avoid complete collapse of the ecosystems isn’t closed yet, according to a study published in the journal Current Biology on May 9.
The Arctic was reportedly a “very warm” place during a period roughly 3.5 to 2 million years ago, a period that, research suggests, boasted levels of carbon dioxide comparable to today’s, according to a new National Science Foundation-funded study.
Rising sea levels as a result of climate change have already moved beyond the realm of theoretical into the world of reality for those living along the shorelines of the southern Caribbean island of Grenada.
A disease responsible for killing entire crops of cassava has moved as far south as Angola and may be looking westward into Nigeria, the world’s biggest producer of the root consumed by an estimated 500 million Africans, according to AP.
Lake Erie’s toxic algal blooms are likely to increase due to record-breaking rains caused by climate change, according to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) report, “Taken By Storm: How Heavy rain is Worsening Algal Blooms in Lake Erie.”
In a recent trend of Earth-bound missions, NASA announced Thursday that a new airborne mission has created the first maps of the entire snowpack of two major mountain watersheds in California and Colorado.
Belief that the "Second Coming" of Jesus is night may be stemming climate change action, according to a study published in the Political Science Quarterly.
More and more Americans are blaming extreme weather on climate change, according to a nationally-representative survey conducted by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication.
Climate change doesn’t just pose a threat to the world’s ecosystems and natural resources – it may actually increase the number of women pushed into prostitution worldwide, warn several House Democrats.
Carbon dioxide measurements at the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii are liable to cross the 400 parts per million (ppm) by mid-May, warn researchers from the Earth System Research Laboratory for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Plants don’t just reduce the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – they actually create clouds that cool the atmosphere as the temperature increases, according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
The Center for American Progress has issued a call to President Barack Obama to require any government agency to provide the public with a comprehensive report on the effect of proposed projects on the environment, specifically in relation to climate change.