Tiny killifish are able to adapt to a changing environment, and a new study hints that they are just one example of how animals may learn to cope with climate change.
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.
Celebrities such as Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford and Kevin Spacey are literally giving Mother Nature a voice, highlighting some of Earth's biggest environmental problems as part of a clever new video campaign that launched Monday.
Fracking has long been demonized as a polluter of groundwater and US drinking water. However, a new study has revealed that while fracking is a small polluter, it may actually be leaking natural gas wells that are the root of the groundwater pollution problem.
Researchers claim they have discovered a surprising amount of harmful ozone in the supposedly "fresh" air of the Colorado mountains, showing just how far urban pollutants can travel.
Africa is in the midst of a major agricultural crisis, with the quality of the continent's soil degrading at an alarming rate. However, new research has revealed that efforts to improve this situation are working, doubling to tripling crop yield in affected areas within the last five years.
New research has shown that common ingredients in sunscreens can become toxic after washing off in the ocean, threatening essential marine and harming ecosystems as a whole. These same toxins could be seeping into users' skin, causing some to worry that this tool of cancer prevention is actually raising their risk.
Researchers have found that shale-gas extraction across the globe is severally outpacing an understanding of the industry's environmental impact. Because of this, explores claim that the industry is "fracking in the dark," choosing locations for extraction without considering all the environmental consequences.
The environment can affect our development and the traits we inherit from our parents, according to new research, and using a new, powerful single-cell technique, scientists are just beginning to understand life's impact on our DNA.
Trying to feed the world's ever growing human population without further straining Earth's resources seems like an impossible challenge. But a new study maintains that by focusing efforts to improve food systems on a few specific regions, existing cropland could feed as much as three billion more people while also reducing agriculture's environmental footprint.
Plans to build a seven-mile-long reservoir in the West Fork White River in central Indiana is raising concerns, and today the Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) has added its name to the list of environmental groups opposing the bid, saying it may result in harmful and long-lasting consequences.
Representatives from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania announced their intention to work with one another and INTERPOL to combat the illegal timber trade, which has become a massive problem for East Africa.
Pregnant women who live in close proximity to fields and farms that use pesticides should be wary. A new study shows such harmful chemicals are linked to a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder.
As the planet continues to warm, with no relief in sight, massive losses of sea ice in Antarctica have left icebergs free to roam for most of the year, and these out-of-control boulders are bashing into shores and killing Antarctic species, new research has found.
President Barack Obama will announce Tuesday plans to create what could be the world's largest marine sanctuary, an initiative that will protect large swaths of the Pacific Ocean from overfishing, energy exploration and other human activities, according to White House officials.