Global warming may be slightly less devastating to the Earth than feared, as new research has found that plants can absorb more carbon dioxide than we previously thought.
A team of researchers are now saying that despite the dangers of climate change across the globe, not every species of coral is doomed. A new study details how some coral species are actually moving into new territory as their vulnerable cousins continue to decline with rising ocean temperatures.
It's time to ditch the climate goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), a pair of Californian scientists argued in an essay released this week. It's an opinion that's likely to spark a lot of heated debate in the climate science community.
Naturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming along the US West Coast over the last century, according to a new study.
As our climate continues to change and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions keep climbing, scientists and world leaders alike fear that the chances of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius is dwindling fast. Now, climate officials have announced that it's highly unlikely we'll meet that goal due to the concentration of greenhouse gases.
NOAA global climate data has revealed that this past summer was likely the hottest the Earth has experienced in more than 130 years. Interestingly, a great many regions are also reporting at least one record cold temperature during this season, showing just how complicated climate change is.
For the third year in a row, Antarctica's sea ice is set to smash a new record this month. But while Antarctica's sea ice soars, the Arctic ice cap is still shrinking, making scientists ponder over the effects of global warming, a new report released Tuesday imparts.
Finally, the world can rejoice over some good news about the environment. The Earth's protective ozone layer, which shields us from harmful ultraviolet rays, is showing signs of recovery, according to a new United Nations (UN) report released Wednesday.
With carbon dioxide rising in the atmosphere at its fastest rate in three decades, greenhouse gas levels reached a record high in 2013, according to a new UN report released Tuesday.
Maine may lose its iconic crustacean, as scientists have revealed that lobsters are seeking cooler habitat as Gulf of Maine waters warm.
Don't toss out your shovels and snow-blowers just yet, researchers say. Global warming may bring milder winters, but blizzards are still very much in our future, a new study suggests.
Global warming is here, and "severe, widespread and irreversible" damage may be inevitable unless faster action is taken to reduce fossil fuel emissions, a newly leaked UN report has warned.
Many theories have been suggested to explain why the Earth is currently in a global warming hiatus, from volcanoes to air pollution to sunspots. But new research indicates that this missing heat is trapped deep in the Atlantic Ocean.
Ancient crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new study, demonstrating a link between crocodile evolution and ocean temperature.